VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle. Pours a subtly veiled golden pale amber with a short lived white head. Flavor is caramel, grains, resin, corn. Finish is herbal hop, some grapefruits...definitely lacking in bitterness, here...medium body, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation.
RichardW (1677) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from the brewery shop. Quite a fragrant aroma, with elderflower and honey notes. Strongly flavoured with a whisky tang in there, vying with some great dry woody notes and background caramel. More whisky in the finish and some medicinal flavour too.
RxForHealth (154) - - JUL 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 mL bottle. Pours a dark orange with a small head and nice lacing. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Not bitter in the tongue. Really pleasant and well balanced. Long finish. Nicely crafted.
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HopsandBolts (172) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hooleys. This one pours a deep copper colour with just a bit of white head. Lots of malt and caramel flavours. Not a bad IPA overall.
MunBro (735) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m also surprised the ratings aren’t higher for this one. Decent IPA if not terribly original. Has a pretty one note hoppy flavor with the signature Granville Island aftertaste.
aumax1 (286) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bouteille de 341ml d’ambrée. arome léger de pamplemousse et de malt. au gout belle amertume et gout d’agrume avec petite acidité.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I thought its ratings would be higher than this, but at the same time I am not surprised. I doesn’t really do anything wrong, but it plays it real safe. A very good starter IPA to ween people off of lesser brews. It is a good IPA, and I would buy it again, but I won’t go nuts.
hag14 (114) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - MAY 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Small head. Lime and grapefruit in the aroma. Rather forgettable...
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:grapefruit herbal hops...
Appearance:Dark gold,light white head..
Flavor:light grapefruit herbal hops....
LordGnome (16) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 oz pint, local pub, Calgary.
I really like this IPA. It’s not the biggest, hoppiest, most alcoholic IPA on the block by a long shot but it’s very drinkable.
Aroma is definitely hops- lots of hops- but with a more floral note than most West Coast IPAs.
Pale, clear beer with a minimal white head. Appearance not unlike a pint of Marston’s Pedigree.
It tastes of hops, but not as bitter as a double IPA. There’s bitterness there but not an overwhelming amount.
Light bodied, average texture, lively carbonation and a decent hoppy finish.
Overall this is a beer I’m likely to order frequently and would happily drink all evening- unlike most 10% Imperial Double IPAs. It would be a good starter IPA for someone looking to explore the style, or else one to look out for in a local pub as it’s more interesting than standard choices in my area.