Tessic (1019) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2016 This IPA poured a cloudy medium amber colour with a soapy, white head. To the nose there are scents of grass, citrus, earth and hay. First sip was slightly watery with flavours of grass/citrus hopps, hay and cereal. Finish is bitter with grassy hop flavour lingering. For Christ sakes Grand River, back off on the hops....
bunget (765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Slightly hazy golden body, medium white head with poor retention. Aroma of wormwood, yeast, dough, some dusty grains. Taste of grapefruit zest, some sour grapes, yeast, herbs. Good.
Listigovers (725) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant floral hop aroma with notes of caramel. Gold and sparkling, leaves a continuous lace on top. Flavor is grassy, moderately bitter, a bit resiny, very dry malts. Medium bodied with a good dry aftertaste. Really nice beer, hearty but easy to drink, I’ll be buying more this fall!
deepeary (404) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh 500 ml bottle. Nose is fresh fruity hops, grassy, citrus. Taste is smooth with bitter finish, earthy hops. Nice.
AleRider78 (450) - - JUN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours an average size foamy off-white head and has a clear light amber appearance. Thick patchy lacing. Aromas of mild citrusy and grassy hops. Flavours are mainly bready malts and piney and grassy hops.
Sinistrad1979 (4) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not bad a bad pale ale but not my favorite. A decent enough taste but overall just not strong enough.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy fiery orange-amber with a thick head...looks pretty good. Kind of a yeasty doughy aroma with cheesy, slightly woody cascades. Taste is a bit cleaner and fresher, maybe some good pale malts and a dash of crystal, but overall a bit of a retread beer that would need flawless execution and handling (as in, not LCBO) to succeed.
Freaky_tiki (969) - Toronto, 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.
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear but coppery colour with little head and no lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with a weird apple pie aroma and some floral hops. On the palate it proves much better with a caramel malty backbone followed by a slight bitter finish and sports a medium body at best. Forgettable at best.
Slickysim (8) - - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille 500ml de la lcbo. Arôme frais légèrement fruits tropicaux. Mousse exagérée... Le verre et la bouteille débordent sans arrêt... Couleur d’un doré profond, voilée. Amertume présente, mais discrète pour une ipa. Rien de spécial. Acidité qui dépasse. Ne rachèterai pas.
BreWedge (453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle sample. Pours a light amber with a large pillowy off-white head. Aromas are bread, hay, over-ripe fruit, and slightly acidic, Tastes are an interesting balance between sweet and bitter. There are some gentle caramel malts offset by some copper and grass. Light bodied, strong carbonation, and a medium to long astringent finish. Interesting.