dmschefke (570) - 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.
flip_soeperman (681) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my type of IPA. Although relatively bitter, too malty, too english. Too biscuity, and thus too balanced. Aroma is very herbal. Just not my thing.
Listigovers (414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper colour, medium dense white head that laces the glass. smell is malty with some hop notes, no floral or tropical character, not too strong. Flavour is not the typical American IPA flavour, but instead hoppy up front with a huge malty flavour in the end which balances but doesnít completely wipe out the bitterness. Earthy. Body is medium-full and is no easy drinker. Very good! Nice to see balanced bitterness done well.
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a little white head. A bit of an aroma of pine / citrus: not much else. Malty biscuity flavour with a little pine / citrus in the back of the throat. Bitter aftertaste.
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Morganís on the Danforth. Poured deep amber, cloudy, with large white head. Taste hoppy with citrus accents. Sweetish finish, not harshly bitter like others in this style. Lovely soft mouthfeel. Quite liked this beer. Good accompaniment to fish and chips meal.
gilvanblight (813) - 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 (381) - 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 (2111) - 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 (57) - 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 (700) - Toronto, 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 (356) - 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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