WheatKing (1309) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JUL 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light tobacco and mineral water aroma (!), beige head, very light flavour; apply with an orange finish. It’s not awful, it’s just not that great.
Beardbeerman (109) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle served in a snifter around 6 - 8 degrees:
Pours quite dense dark copper with bright orange highlights. Carbonation is moderate and finely structured forming a creamy off-white head showing moderate retention. Lacing is rare and coarse.
The nose is grainy, sweet and floral. Strong caramel malts pair with citrusy and floral hops to give a balanced and inviting aroma.
On the tongue, the balance between the malts and hops remains. The brew also has great density which adds a lot to the tasting. The finale is somewhat vapory as this full-bodied IPA breaks down slowly on the palate.
Overall I thought this was an excellent IPA. It’s balanced, flavourful and, most importantly, full-bodied. I would try this on with fish or go with the food paring advice found on their site and pair it up with spicy food. Cheers!
RhetoricalAns (387) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
341 mL bottle. Fairly orange pour with a thin to medium white head that doesn’t last long. Okay IPA, caramel malt body, some citrus and with grapefruit hops in the finish.
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Granville Island Brewing. Clear orange pour with a white head. Really grassy and piney. Some bread, mild citrus, and earthy hops. A strong nuttiness to the flavor. Sweet bread and mild citrus. Tons of pine and grass. Decent amount of bitterness. Kind of zesty on the finish.
VT (1701) - 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 (1551) - 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 (114) - 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 (542) - 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 (265) - 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 (409) - 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.