PictouRx (142) - Ontario, - MAY 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been waiting to try this ever since it was "banned" initially by the LCBO because supposedly it was too violent in the title???? Anyway found it today and did a sample pack of several flying monkey. This poured from bottle into pint glass. Amber dark medium redish white head. Aroma, boom, I get tons of things, spruce, grapefruit, pineapple so much. Taste is bitter off course, but not off the chart, this blends nice, you get like it says the grapefruit effect with the sugar, I completely remember having that as a kid and now in a beer! You get a creamy texutre and bitter finish, but just right. This is a superb beer, me is a liking!
zimbo (529) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good pine nose followed by much ever so slightly pale yellowy foam head and a good russet brown orange glow. Beer begins assertive but is rather dilute for the 70 or so IBUs and needs more stuffing, a tad more carb, dimension and complexity. Would surely be better without all that crystal malt.
jbrana (413) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a flat flavor profile, slight pine, and a very sweet alert body. Not bad, but nothing outstanding.
TaktikMTL (5661) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 2,15$. Arôme: Odeur d’orange avec une pointe de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de caramel et de pin. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #5646)
Beerguy2222 (2) - Rochester, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden amber colour; hoppy, citrus and honey aromas with yeasty, biscuit flavours. The initial aroma shockwave that hits your face is the explosive Citra hop with citrusy, piney, and tropical aromas. Then the bitter hop flavor is trailed by the blooming of bready malts balancing the dry atomic burn.
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Orange-amber in colour with a large long lasting off-white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is floral, some citrus, light spice. The flavour is quite bitter, lots of citrus hops, light caramel malt sweetness. Bitter and chewy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, citrusy and hoppy. A very drinkable IPA and its from Ontario.
Westchesterco (845) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap ar beer revolution in Calgary it is a clear golden beer with a slight head. The atoms is of citrus and the taste is is a strong citrus flavor of grspeftuitthat lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at The Beer Revolution in Calgary. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of citrus. Bitter grapefruit finish.
Niall73 (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from lcbo. Pours light amber/gold with an off white head. Light veg, orange, caramel aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, pine, honey, caramel, lemon, orange, wood with a grapefruit bitterness to finish. Well balanced. It's good.
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Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presenta color naranja bronce con media capa de espuma de retención media; se aprecian aromas resinosos y cítricos, pomelo y lima; en boca entrada potente con amargor equilibrado, notas a pino y florales; buen cuerpo con carbonatación suave, largo pos gusto en una ipa muy conseguida y equilibrada que le hace una buena elección para los amantes de este estilo de cerveza.
Darkmagus82 (558) - - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from growler into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep golden color with a one finger head of a white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer hits you with quite a bit of pine and citrus hop as well as some sweeter smelling fruit aromas of a tropical and light fruit nature; with hints of tangerine, mango, pear, peach and apricot. Some other light hop aromas of a herbal and floral nature as well as a bit of caramel and bread are there as well, giving overall a nice complex blend of hoppiness and sweeter smells.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly drier flavor containing a more crisp cracker pale malt base and only some very light sweet flavors of lemonade and a bit of tangerine, peach and mango. Right from the start the grapefruit starts out strong matching the more crisp nature of the flavor profile rather nicely. As the flavor advances the fruity flavors seem to dwindle some with other hop flavors of more grapefruit as well as some pine taking the sweet flavors place. A bit of a floral hop and some light herbal hops come at the very end of the taste and mixed with the other hop and the lighter sweet and more cracker flavors, ends up leaving one with a bitter and crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the medium side. For the drier flavors the thinner body is quite nice as it creates a nice crisp feel. The thin body in conjunction with the medium carbonation, which adds enough fizz to complement the crisp nature of the brew, but yet does not take away from the hop, overall create a very pleasant feel.
Overall – A rather tasty drier and crisp IPA with a nice hop blend and an easy drinking feel. Rather pleasant.