dmschefke (565) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Matt7215. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head. Aroma surprisingly light on hops, strong malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is a bit uncharacteristic, but pleasant. I canít quite put my finger on these Grand Rivers, but they have this earthy, semi-metallic (but pleasant) taste, and this one is no different. Fits this style a little better than others, quite nice in the end.
gilvanblight (729) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hazy rusty pour with quite a bit of head. Doesnít smell like an IPA at all. Very weak scent. Much more front loaded than most IPAs Iíve tried (which is far too many). Thereís some really nice sweeter hops in there before the bitterness takes over. The finish is particularly harsh. Starts off nice but finishes poorly for me.
Note: I donít generally like IPAs.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL Bottle. Amber body with an off-white foamy head settling to a foamy film leaving lots of spotty lace. Sweet light malts, floral notes, hints of pear and honey, and resiny hops make up the bouquet. Light malts and a hint of crystal malt dominate, a butterscotch aftertaste, and a lingering grapefruit rind finish. If you like this style...
Niall73 (613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour. Malty, sweet aroma. Deep malty, smokey taste. Nah. It's not that ipa ish, strange brew.
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bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper colour with 1 finger head, fading to a thin film with some lacing. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malt with a little grassy hops. Medium bodied and flat, the taste is briefly sweet caramel with a looong, dry soda cracker sour finish, and a little indistinct hops.
Freaky_tiki (277) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seeing that Iím the biggest mofo curmudgeon in the building it only makes sense that I slap down my shells for it. Body is fiery like Ann Margaretís hair but head is 1/4 inch Kate Moss cocaine thin. Not an American style IPA & not the typical southern Ontario swamp water & thatís why I like it.
BreWedge (235) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Wellington Gastropub Ottawa. Pours a dark clear amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aromas are earthy malt, icing sugar, and biscuit. Tastes are biscuit, caramel, and a light hop profile. Light body, medium carbonation and a short and mild bitter finish. This is not an IPA, it is an ESB but quite sessionable.
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daniel0017 (363) - Yukon, CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange amber bod. vast plains of frothy beige head that forms pillows of puff. wow do those hops hit you. pow smack in the face you glass jawed person. the flavor is bitterer than bitterest and sends rivulets of pleasure down the osaphagus of the drinker. curmudgeon indeed.
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn, this is an old school IPA, baby. Nice roasted and smoky flavors blend together well with the slight bitterness, very cohesive.A good amount of residual sweetness though, it is quite full-bodied. Light english hop aroma, everything in balance. Very nice.
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml. bottle from L.C.B.O. in Ottawa.The color is a dark amber with little to no head. The aroma is of hops and veggies. The taste is also of hops and smokey malt,it is very sour not bitter like an I.P.A. should be.A very weak I.P.A.
Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clean copper colour with a frothy light-beige head, great retention and thick foamy lacing. Mostly smells like a irish red ale (caramel, hop) with hints of grapefruits in the background. Also in the back, some apples, burnt wood and nuts. The hops comes out more in the taste with a nice mild bitterness and dryness in the finish. Still, lots going on in the far end. Quite interesting actually. Very nice rendition of the classic style.