GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Rich copper colour and off-white head that look very inviting, and an equally inviting hit of citrusy Amarillo hops in the aroma. The awesome Amarillo notes also come through in the flavour, especially in the lingering finish, but are well balanced by some toffee-like malt. Nothing fancy going on, just a really nicely flavoured and exceedingly drinkable pale ale.
BigFella65 (2) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fair tasting beer, with a hint of citrus hobst. Overall an average tasting beer, with a decent aroma.
Strangebrewer (785) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured clear auburn with a beige head and nice lacing. Strong orange citrus hop aroma. Full hoppy flavour and sweet caramel tones. Medium body, slight tartness. Lot’s of hop flavour without the high bitterness.
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clean and crisp tasting with good lace and a thick, foamy head. Caramel colours and notes which give it a sweetness that is nicely balanced out by the hops. Very tasty overall but I feel it could have used even MORE hops to live up to its name.
yespr (29419) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is crisp grapefruity and wooden hoppy. Sweet fruity, citrusy to grapefruity. Fruity and citrusy into a dry finish.
Metalchopz (2075) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated December 2009. This is their first beer under the name "Flying Monkey" since they changed it at the beginning of 2009 (from Robert Simpson). Pours an amber colour with an off-white head that is creamy, has great retention and nice sticky lacing. The nose is a beautiful blend of the hop (which is not overpowering) with some mild spices, caramel and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a dry mouthfeel created by the hop. Hoppy taste with a little roasted malt and coffee in the background. The oak/vanilla flavours come out in the aftertaste. A pretty interesting "almost pale ale" that surprises for an Ontario beer.
sseb69 (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Bouteille 355 ml. 5%. Couleur ambrée très légèrement voilée. Arôme de malt, houblon et un peu de sucrée. En bouche, malt grillé et caramel, le tout houblonné à souhait mais dans un équilibre exemplaire. Finale avec une amertume qui invite la prochaine gorgée. Très bonne
czar (3679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice copper with a decent head. Aroma and taste is of good quality malts and freshly harvested (and end-of-process added) hops, which gives this floral and citrus freshness to the beer, without being too bitter. A good APA with high drinkability.
sunyjim (9) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours sparkling clear dark copper colour, great up front spicy hop smell hits right away from the light frothy white head.
Medium bitter hop taste lingers, on a creamy background with a malt backup
jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured body with a copper glow and a nice, dense thick tan head. Aroma of a mix of fresh hops with a lot of caramel and malt - nice. Medium-bodied; Pungent hoppy flavour with a nice assertive malt backbone and a good strong hop taste with some light caramel and other sweetness. Aftertaste is quite nice with a lot of residual hoppiness and some good malt notes tucked in with caramel and some very light spices. Overall, a nice APA with a bunch of fresh hoppy flavours and some good malt backbone with a touch of assertive, yet mild sweetness. I sampled this pint on draught at Smokeless Joe in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 11-October-2009.