Metalchopz (2665) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle from the brewery in Halifax. Pours a clean light-amber colour with not much carbonation, but the head is beautiful, creamy, frothy, long lasting and with some soapy lace. Nice fresh hop nose at first pour, but then grain comes out with some caramel notes. The taste is milder with a little grass and some nice bitterness getting stronger in the finish. Cereal grain lingers mildly. Not a bad Pale Ale.
UXO (912) - CANADA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: clear medium gold with one fat finger of creamy white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, dank, pine, floral, caramel malt. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration bitter finish. (4/5)
A pretty good APA. Slight West Coast dank, and a pleasant dry-hopped nose. Definitely one of Garrison’s stronger offerings. (15/20)
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, flowers and herbs are evoked throughout this Pale Ale, adding pizzazz to lightly caramelized cereals and an earthy hop aftertaste.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A mushroom-like head of foam laces all the way down the misty golden orange.
-Green peppercorns also appear in the hop bitterness.
-The smooth effervescence helps build a pleasant mouthfeel.
-This is not a fashionable Pale Ale these days, as it is not blond and made from super citrusy hops. However, it remains a very tasty and efficient Pale Ale for hopheads who don’t follow trends that much.
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Parrsboro. It pours hazy golden - orange with a decent white head. The nose is doughy, creamy, minerals, orange peel, apricot, toasted grass and light floral notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, minerals, peppery spice, bitter orange, waxy grapefruit, grassy bitterness, apricot, dough and cracker with a dry finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Crisp, bitter and thirst quenching. Decent apa.
DomD (185) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Nice fruity aroma. Pours a clear golden with white head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, bitter finish. Nice hoppy ale.
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden colour with a nice white head. Sweet malts and piney hops aroma. Crisp flavour. Long and bitter finish. Great beer!
cards04 (2417) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks northopfrye. Pours a nice golden. Aromas are sweet malts, and some nice pine hops. Very dry and hoppy. Very nice.
northropfrye (2839) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange copper body loads of lasting foamy white head and nice lacing. Metallic hoppy aroma, herbal. Taste is slightly bitter, biscuity, bitter aftertaste. Also a touch of a sweet fruitiness once it warms up. Not a bad APA.
MunBro (843) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An awesome Pale Ale. Lots of lovely citrusy flavours balanced with bitter pine, lemon, and some mild grassiness.
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1053 - April 7, 2014 - #mondaynightbeers @RevolutionYeg, 8 oz on draught, 5.3%, Big golden pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is sweet piney, lemony, mild grassiness. Taste is a blast of citrusy sweetness, tempered by a decent punch of hoppy bitterness. Not unbelievably memorable, but a decent APA. Nice.