AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière à la robe ambrée, légèrement voilée et coiffée d’une mousse dense et durable, laissant une dentelle tout à fait respectable. Au nez, c’est digne d’une bonne IPA dite américaine. Le houblon, les agrumes, les conifères résineux, nous charment immédiatement. En bouche, ça fonctionne tout aussi bien. Le houblon nous tapisse de son amertume et sans être expert en houblon, le citra me semble plus sage, ou du moins pas tout à fait pareil à d’autres bières brassées avec celui-ci. (Embouteillée 11-05-12) (287-130712)
daje (1858) - NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Restaurang Picasso, Gothenburg.
Copper orange body, big offwhite head.
Piny aroma with peach, citrus and caramel. Smells very good. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, malt sweetness. Good bitterness. Went down really well with a pizza.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
24/VII/2012 - 355ml bottle @ home - bottled: 22/II/12 - (2012-747) Thanks to Hafiz for the bottle!
Clear orange beer, big creamy yellowish head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: very sweet ripe fruits, mainly passion fruit, pineapple, canned peaches with syrup, sweet malts, sugary. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity start with quite some piny bitterness, lots of grapefruit, Aftertaste: bitter, some pineapple, but a bit watery, piny touch.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, but there are some flowers in there. It is definitely hop forward and doesn’t bother with that malty nonsense so much. This is not to say that there was not a malt backbone, as there was, but rather to say that it was not the center of the beer. Furthermore, the hops were quite acidic, but not so much brutal as flavourful. Some sweetness, but not enough to detract from the other fine flavors.
MarkoR (453) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Amber in colour. Hops galore. Aorma of citrus. Very tasty.
Ferris (2000) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Like Hoptical Illusion but sharper and more pronounced. Malts are also more pronounced in aroma. Pale orange with little head. Heavy grapefruit and bitterness with some malty sweetness.
Cuso (3775) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, gift froma friend. Copper color with small beige head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, spices. Taste, grapefruit, lemon, orange and other tropical fruit, spices, floral hops. Nice floral bitterness in finish. Tasty.
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy red-orange colour, frothy light beige head that retains well and laces the glass completely. Very handsome brew. Aroma is quite hoppy; citrus rind and light pine, but with a light dusty element that seems odd. Flavour is sweet biscuity malt with citric hop character. Soft mouthfeel, moderate bitterness. Good, but the I’ve had better Ontario IPAs in the past two weeks from Spearhead, Amsterdam (Boneshaker), and Muskoka (Mad Tom).
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml 6% a/v
Mid-copper color with a nice offwhite light tan head. Fantastic c-hop aroma, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple grass and pine as well. Smells AMAZING. Taste is a nice hoppy punch in the mouth, but I love it. Very aggressive citrus hops on first taste but a great blend into dark and caramel flavours on the back end. Leaves the palate with a nice hop tang but not so unbalanced as to be unpleasant.
This is a hop lovers beer, its not for the Corona fans, but hell, who cares about them!
VertBaconStrips (2020) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Will this live up to the ridiculous write up for this beer? Whoa. This moosehead commercial is pathetic. Amber with a light tan head that sticks everywhere. Strong orangey citrus aroma, mild pine, sweet caramel, a tiny amount of spice, nectarine and lemon. The taste is pretty good. Straight up bitterness is good, sharp citrus and zingy pine bitterness is pretty awesome.. Funny how I went from thinking this was ass to really liking it. The pungent side does well, the bitter violence is relentless, lol - the coyote just took a raping from the road runner. I don’t think I actually said much about the flavor but I dig it anyway. Drank it ultra quick and I have more if I feel like getting more descriptive. These Ariba Zezty Taco chips are the only thing of importance right now.