Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IPA poured a light amber colour with a big, bold, very light brown coloured head. Nice lacing. To the nose there are scents of hops, hops and more hops. Citrus, juniper, pineapple and dough are the most prodominent. First swig had a creamy mouthfeel with a moderate hop flavour. Tastes of floral hops, malt and light caramel. Finish is very hoppy with the full floral flavour lingering.
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Deep golden amber color, off white head. Aroma of fresh fruit, citrus. Taste has bitter lemon, hay.
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap - rusty orange with a medium head and a wall of lacing on the glass. Strong hop aroma and an orange/grapefruit hop taste as well as some orange peel. Decently bitter. I liked it! Not a west coast hop bomb but good as far as Canada goes.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of cinnamon(?), caramel malt, floral hops. The taste is bitter hops, caramel and biscuit malt. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Yay new province (or is that a territory?) tick!
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My Bottom Line:
Muddled hop resins scent this drinkable, but barely passable IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-Hops smell and taste tired even though this brew is supposed to be fresh.
-Malts are also poorly defined.
-Mouthfeel is lean and bubbly.
johnnnniee (2311) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut color with a smallish white head.
Aromas of earthy citrus hops and a light crackery bready caramel maltiness.
The flavor is bitter and resinous with a solid shot of caramel maltiness behind it.
Decent IPA but it relies more on harsh bitterness than smooth hop flavor.
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good malt profile and some decent. Pours orange with good head and lacing. Bottle thanks to Travlr.
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, soapy and floral hops, apple esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, sweet malt and light fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Said fuck it and got a full glass despite a deep feeling that it was not worth it. Options were limited. Nice looking pour. Caramelly and sweet nose that lacks any complexity, more sweet peach / rrgf blend on the candy side. Gotta smell deep. After a long sit this gained a bit of citrus yet retained the caramel portion. Average bitterness that mostly fades. Averageish ish ish.
seamus1759 (2) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice aroma of tangerine and berries. The colour is somewhat unusual for an IPA. Good malt and hop flavour however the bittering hops could be scaled down a few IBU’s. An average beer that could be a great beer with a few adjustments.
Hidden_Pooch (315) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is very different from other IPA’s i have had and not in a good way. There is something off putting about it. It has decent mouth feel and dark amber colour, but it almost taste like the hops are off. The bitterness is under control and is almost refreshing at the end. It feels like the hops are a little rancid and not very fresh. Not a bad IPA, but not a great example either.