dfearnley (1364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle to tulip
Huge flowery aroma with grapefruit and tropical fruit notes. Pours a slightly cloudy deep amber with little head. Taste doesn't match with the aroma but is still nice. Nice grapefruit and pine into a lasting bitterness.
reebtogi (4945) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours an orangeish amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains well and leaves excellent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by citrus with some other light fruits and mild caramel malts. Taste is citrus hop bitterness balanced nicely with the sweetness of other light fruits and a malty backbone. Medium bodied with enough carbonation to leave a nice feeling on the palate. This is quite an outstanding IPA that is highly recommended for a tasting.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Pours a deep amber caramel with a thick tan head. Lingers a long time with good lacing. Aromas of well roasted malts, caramel, grapefruit, pine, yeast and shortbread. Fairly sweet with a big backbone of bitter hops, leaves a good astringent feeling on the tongue that leads to a slightly sour aftertaste. Good beer, much better on draught however.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy amber/orange with virtually no head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, soap or perfume. Flavour of bitter hops, citrus notes, well backed with sweet malts. Resinous qualities in the finish. Dry, very bitter. Beautiful.
mcberko (10034) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 355mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a hazy orange amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very citrus hop heavy, with crystal and caramel malts to back, some tropical fruity notes in there also, as well as grapefruit. Flavour is very dry and bitter, with orange peel, grapefruit, and loads of dry citrusy hops, with just enough caramel malt backing. This is an uber-dry, fairly bitter, citrus hop bomb. Excellent.
thorongil2 (1853) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 (bottle) hazy dark amber, medium tall tan head; aromas of stewed fruit, citrus; not very strong, balanced flavour, short light bitter finish; not bad but the flavour a bit on the light side - is it an "IPA" for all the people who donít really like IPA?
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml brown bottle, big thanks to wilco for sending this to me. A deep gold coloured brew with a trace of haze and a large pillowy white cap. Foam is very clingy and messy. Nose has floral and light tropical fruit notes, sweet malt notes, nice but not terribly aggressive. In the mouth the malts are upfront, pleasantly toasty, a light hint of caramel. Hop flavours lean toward fruity and tropical, more sweet than pungent or sharp. Citrusy/grapefruit fadeout with modest bitterness clinging in the aftertaste. Lightish body, mild and smooth carbonation. Could be a bit more punchy with the hopping/bitterness. Overall pretty quaffable, enjoyable, but somewhat subtle.
TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great taste with nice after notes. Bottle designs are brilliant and catch the eye. Love it
cards04 (2412) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hop nose and finish. Some sweet malts up front...but I thought it would be a bit more complex, still a very good ipa.
northropfrye (2837) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2013 Sweet hoppy aroma. Darker than most IPA, a dark red/amber colour and cream off white head. Nicely balanced, though I found the finish a bit underwhelming, maybe watery even. Thereís nice flavour here, but the finish is disappointing.
Re-rate. Better flavour. Perhaps a fresher bottle.