JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper orange with short white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, cereal grain, light citrus hops, pale malt. Taste caramel, sweet grain, citrus, nice hop kick. MF medium body fine fizzy carb. Very well brewed to style quite tasty very easy drinking well done exactly what I expect based on description.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle - pours clear gold/copper with a thick white head that leaves chunky lacing. Aroma similar to many of GR’s other beers in that it’s muted, a result of the incredibly hard water they use. Still, nice - caramel malts, some green apple, a faint hint of sourness (not in a bad way). Flavour amps it up a notch, revealing fresh mown hay, light lemon notes, and a pleasing herbal quality, finished with a firm bitterness. Clean, simple, eminently quaffable, yet another solid release from GRB.
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle from the lcbo pours a nice pale yellothe aroma is wonderful citrus maltthe tatse does not live up to the aroma however a little flat and watery
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with small white head. Aroma is grainy malts. Plenty of hops.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
some hoppiness in the aroma, but beyond that it tasted like any macro with a little more body. not very good, wouldnt have again.
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lumber brown with a nice one finger sticky cap. Aroma is punch in the mouth pale ale. I’m a little confused by the sour reviews below me. This a damn fine APA with deep veined malting & flowering hops in the finish. You could do a lot worse. If this were wrapped in a more urbane label the beer hipster indie rock crew would be all over this. Will grab more.
lukin (420) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber colour, creamy head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is well-balanced, slight woodiness, bitter finish. Like the description says, simple and straightforward, but quite well done.
OntBeerDrinker (419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rusty orange. 2 finger bubbly soapy head. Some carbination. Smells jucy fruits n bubblegum. Taste:Water,fruits,grassy agreeive hops.
daniel0017 (380) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hoppy aroma. Cereals, malts and citrus flavors with strong, lasting bitter aftertaste. Pours a hazy orange amber with small receding head. Cask conditionned? Feels like my palate’s been attacked by evil underworld worker trolls. Despite that, good stuff man... Good stuff.
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL Bottle. Gold - amber body with a thin but frothy white head. Aroma of pungent hops, sweet light malts, and a sharp astringent note. The flavor is sweet-syrupy but rich malty along with a hop bitter that has a subtle pine character to it. The aftertaste seems rude at first but it quickly tames to a kind of toffy - malt combo. This is where this beer truly shines in its yin-yang balance of near extremes. Long bitter shifting to clean finish. Pugnacious indeed!