Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAR 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 mL Draft had at a pub. Amber body with a foamy white head settling to a clingy film with lots of lace. Intense aroma of pink grapefruit rind and piney hops. Loads and loads of pink grapefruit rind dominate in the flavor; bitter resiny hops in the aftertaste and the sweet light malts come through in the finish. Smooth and light in the mouth. This calls for an encore.
corkyrory66 (1431) - BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ipa au look provocateur d’un modeste 6 % abv, mais avec 72 ebu.
Format 35,5 cl. Mon exemplaire était depuis 10 mois dans sa bouteille.
Couleur ambre moyen, aux reflets un peu marrons et à la clarté nette.
Bulles moyennes partout, bien vives.
Mousse beige, bien crémeuse, avec un peu de fermeté en haut, stable à 4 mm.
Arômes de houblons, malt grillé, réglisse, résine de pin, pointe de massepain, pastis.
1ère bouche souple et soyeuse, à la belle entame malt/houblon/tabac.
Arrière-bouche à l’amertume forte, assez bien nuancée.
2ème avec une suite dense et forte.
Arrière-bouche manquant cette fois d’harmonie.
3ème au goût un peu "dépressif", dans le sens où il s’enfonce en creux.
Arrière-bouche pas très heureuse, à l’amertume inférieure.
Longueur assez disparate houblon, tabac, malt, avec une astringence assez forte, pas très élégante.
Jambes fines, serrées, collantes.
Levure un peu résineuse, ligne correcte.
Alcool bien, mais il ne contrôle pas les saveurs.
Finale souple, mais assez attendue...
CONCLUSION : rien d’atomic dans cette ipa, mais de l’astringence, oui, et un manque d’équilibre
d’une part, mais surtout d’harmonie. Bref, on smashe son tour ...
BrewWhatIWant (8) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I picked up a can of this tonight despite the label. Pours a clear, brilliant amber to copper colour with a decent offwhite head that lasts the whole drink. Aroma is pineapple and strong grapefruit. Taste starts with a sweet light malt with notes of caramel, then you get punched in the tongue with hops. There’s an overwhelming grapefruit flavour and underneath that oranges and a woody, earthy note, maybe evergreen. It has a pleasant, medium body and typical carbonation by American standards. All in all this is a grapefruit hopbomb, which I won’t be buying again. But, if you enjoy eating grapefruit this beer might be for you.
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Valli Produce in Rockford, IL, served cold in a pint glass. Slightly hazy amber with a moderate head that decays slowly, leaving some fairly thick residue and a small cap...aroma predominantly citric (orange-grapefruit) with some nice dry woody (not resinous) notes; not particularly exciting but well-developed...lovely balance in the body, slightly drier than usual perhaps but still pleasantly juicy and lightly sweet at the front, with the aggressive hop bitterness showing up appropriately in the middle along with a fairly yeasty texture...quite dry at the finish, a bit rough, and very bitter...body is full and carbonation moderate to high. Very very good, perhaps even excellent; it’s nice to know that Ontario is finally catching up.
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Not fresh. 260916
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere
Clear orange colour with a big bubbly white head. Not fresh anymore, overdone fruits, mild bitterness.
JunctionCat (44) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
No idea how this beer gets top reviews. Tastes of corn, malt and syrup and harsh bitters that do not blend well together. More like a very malty pale ale than an IPA and nothing atomic about it. I thought I had a bad bottle, but tried it on tap downtown as well and it was the same. Bad batch maybe? Still, not what it once was for sure. Way better options all around these days.
Gluepot (456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have deleted my previous rating of this beer to make a point. A number of year’s ago this beer lived up to its name. It was the first really punchy citra ipa in Ontario. It was fresh, juicy and easily the fruitiest hop beer in the province. It is a crime to call this current beer after the same name. For goodness sake, if you are going to change this beer to a mild, malt based ipa, have the decency to give it a different name. What has happened to Flying Monkeys? Serious sell out.
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear amber colour with a very thin trace of misty yeast particles; Three quarter finger head and soapy white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with active small carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant Ale malt, with grapefruits, strong lychee, light pineapples, apricots, floral, sugar, caramel, pine, lemon and grass.
Taste: Close to light Ale malt, with light metallic, strong grapefruits, light caramel, floral, light molasses, spices, dry biscuits, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and sharp grass.
Body: Medium body. Very slick and smooth palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid Ale maltyness in a thick and quite creamy background. Strong citrus hops with strong grapefruits, floral and spices, which mix well with light caramel and fairly light molasses. Biscuity with strong lemon to round. Dry and nice!
Hoppiness: Grapefruits, lychee, light pineapples, apricots, floral, pine, lemon and grass in nose. Strong grapefruits, floral, spices, strong lemon and sharp grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent lemony malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Citrusy and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: As single hop IPA , this one’s Citra shines through with strong lychee aroma and expressive lemony hoppiness. Rich body without wheat-thinning is definity a plus, and low sweetness will certainly please a lot of people. Nice one for me!
tricksta_p (3623) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is resinous hops, biscuity malt, pine, slightly sweetish fruits, tropical notes, touch of caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to medium bitter. Body is medium. Not a fruity hop bomb, has more of a resinous and biscuity malty profile, but there’s room for some (tropical) fruits as well. Not bad at all, smooth drinkability.
Lore (2211) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy orange to amber colour, one inch, creamy yellowish head; aroma of intensive tropical fruits like mango, passion fruit, some marmalade, hints of grapefruit and some biscuit notes; taste is similar to the aroma with much less intensiveness and harmony; would be a perfect IPA without this ’gap’; nevertheless, it is still very good