pushkinwow (2486) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Spring 2016 CANBIF labelled as "Belgian"- thanks Derek. Opaque coppery amber with an off white creamy head that fades to a nice film. Once things warm up a bit and things open up its a nice floral snouff with some light rye, white pepper, light resin with some orange and yeast, bit of coriander. Moderate body and full carbonation, smooth, nice bitterness that grows as things dry out on the finish. Nice touch of booze and dried citrus on the finish too.
Stoned99 (1019) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Canada Craft club. Aroma: that usual citra aroma of well... You know what but also citrus, pineapples well mixed with spices from fresh rye so we don’t smell that much of cat pee. Oops I said it. App: hazy orange copperish, small white head leaving some little lacing and great retention. Taste and palate: medium body, great mouthfeel with this usual rye texture rye that gives to a beer, a tad velvety, clean bitter finish. Overall: honestly I had Sip of Sunshine before this one and I thought this one would feel like a disaster after such masterpiece. It’s way different, don’t get me wrong but it got my full attention really fast. It’s really well made. Rye has a great presence but not too much. Yes I wished it would have been more fruity but I this is the goal behind this one. It’s too make a rye ipa the Belgian style and I think they succeeded. So I can’t compare this well-made beer with a fruity bomb like SOS. Do I like it? Yes. Do I love it? No. But it’s really well made and deserves this rating. Just the fact that it wasn’t ousted that much by SOS is a pretty great sign it’s good.
electrotype (585) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
L’appelation "IPA" est étrangement choisie. J’aurais opté pour une "american ale" au seigle, au mieux. C’est très peu amère et les houblons sont assez discrets. C’est le seigle qui donne une saveur particulière à l’ensemble mais, même là, le tout me semble un peu trop retenu. J’ai aussi l’impresion de notes quelque peu déplacées, d’alcool collatéral non désiré. Remarquez, peut-être que très fraiche elle est excellente, mais la bouteille que j’ai l’occasion de boire est quelconque.
beerplace (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alibi Room. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Aroms is very pleasant with caramel, tropical fruits and wheat notes. Taste is smpoth with tropical fruits hoppy bitterness and wheat. Hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Very good.
Crit (3738) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque orange,beige head.Complex nose of orange peel,fruit and spicy yeast.Subdued palate of spicy yeast,dry,lasting hop end.Orange peel notes
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - very hazy amber-orange beer with a long lasting white foam; estery, flowery and fruity aroma; sourish, full-bodied, perfumy; bitter and long fruity hoppy finish; pretty aromatic
Hungover (48) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very balanced. Cloudy light brown pour. The hops and rye pair very well together and there is a long long finish. The Belgian aspect is subtle but delicious. Classic Four Winds craftmanship.
Lagerboy (1836) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Clear bright orange yellow, lasting firm white foam. Aroma of fruity yeast, floral grapefruit, spicy rye. Taste is juicy tropical fruity hop, grapefruit citrus, abundant tangy rye compliments the leaner wit malt. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Very tasty Rye PA. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
pintbypint (3276) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Orange colour, haze, floaties. Short white cap with a good creamy bead. Aromas of orange peels, rye, spice. Taste has rye, peppery notes, orange, yeast. Nice late bitterness, medium hoppy aftertaste. Body was smooth, nice mouthfeel and very drinkable.
Onedrop (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy gold with thick off white head. Fruit and spice aroma. Malt, citrus and melon predominately upfront with mellow resinous hop character to follow. Lingering spice on the finish.