fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-10-21, cask at C’est What, Toronto, as Canucklehead, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy deep blond color; small creamy head. Nice aroma of fruity hops, and light sweat. Smooth toffee flavor; very nice hopping, strong but fully aromatic, more fruity than resiny; quite long final.
Seems fresher than last night. Very good.
2012-10-20, cask at Volo, Toronto, as Canucklehead, 7-4-7-5-14=37
Cloudy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Cloudy amber color, creamy head. Nice aroma, hop-fruity; also some rubber and hop sweat. Low carbonation; good toffee flavor, with good hopping, fruity and creamy; there is a hint of grappa.
Good, but probably better on normal non-cask draught.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-16oz can-pours a white head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is pine/citrus, secondary light/medium malt. Taste is biting pine/citrus hops, secondary light/medium malt. Drying finish.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden pale ale with a thick white head. In aroma, good hops, overlyed with decent floral hops, intense butterscotch and strawberry notes. In mouth, a good malt base with bitter English hops, quite nice, medium bodied. Tasted Feb. 13, 2010.
JoeMcPhee (8054) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden-amber pour. The aroma is awesome - loads of fresh prickly pine cone and orange/tangerine citrus. Very tropical with a little bit of lightly minerally bitterness. The beer has hops in abundance. Moderate bitterness though. Very lean palate with a lovely bit of peppery bite. Crisp and refreshing with loads of fresh piny hoppiness. There is a bit of zestiness at I find quote appealing in here. The more I have from these guys, the more I like them. Bitterness becomes more assertive as you get through the glass. Nice pint.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at C’est What, new beer. This is more of a less than contemperous bitter IPA than a classic pale ale. There is significant bitterness, and the abv seems higher than posted, more like 6%. Pours medium yellow body with noteable white head, that leaves lace. Served a bit too cold and a bit too much carbontion. Other than that, an above average non-Canadian beer, though not the apex of the style, i.e. what Great Lakes Cleveland turns out.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Oranges leap from this American-style Pale Ale’s aroma, as earthy angles and effective caramel malts lead to resinous bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sturdy sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-This is another beautifully-hopped brew from Great Lakes (see Miami Weisse for another one).
-The caramel malt flavor are simple but they support the hops ably.
-Mouthfeel is creamy, an apt balance of residual sugars and active effervescence.
-Hops also have an earthy touch throughout.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2011 2011-07-10. Amber body with foamy head. 3+ Modest aroma of hops, light greenery. Flavour is thinner than the Canuck, and less assertively bitter. The average bodied palate is also a bit thinner than the regular version, and the combination might make the cask seem watery or dilute if not for the dry hopping that adds more hop character. The hop profile is greener than in the cans, and less fruit than the recent drafts I have had. Enjoyable, I would have knocked back a few more pints of this on another day, but the cask mouthfeel and warmer temperature are not conducive to such an oppressive humid summer day on the patio. Dry hopped version as ’Canucklehead Pale Ale’ at Volo, Toronto
2011-05-19. Crisp golden orange body with a nice foamy off-white head and lace. 3+ First sip is an eye-opener as it has a significantly hoppier profile than I remember, modest bitterness throughout is punchier than previous samples, with less fruity character, and no hints of the creamy notes that had sometimes shown up - this is a very good thing. Most green hops, very light citrus and grass. Light lingering bitterness. 7+ Aroma is similarly more cleanly hoppy than in the past. Modest green leafy hop character. Average plus palate is refreshing and pleasantly carbonated. Pretty enjoyable, this has stepped up its games significantly. 7/4/7/3/15 Can from the brewery
2010-02-08. No notes, seemed cleaner with less yeast and floral character than previous sample at Cest What. Had a few samples over the evening and enjoyed the bitterness but still found it skewed towards the bitterness and less of the citrusy hops I personally prefer. Nice beer, enjoyable. Bottle at the brewery
2010-02-08. Golden amber body with a modest off-white head and excellent lacing. 3+ Aroma is surprisingly floral, mild citrus and grassy hops. 6+ Flavour is a bit yeasty up front, pleasant light bitterness throughout grows, and becomes a little bit astringent in the finish. Grapefruit seeds linger in the finish. Average palate suits the beer. Interesting highlights but not particularly well balanced today. Will try again. 6/4/7/3/14 - 3.4 On tap at Cest What, Toronto
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. Clear orange pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops and malt. Light body with a mildly bitter citrus hops character with some floral and malty notes behind it. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Slightly above average overall.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ol’ can at Victor’s bracket box tasting at Paul’s. Pours a clear clean gold with a thin white head. Big crisp hops, clean and cool. Crisp and clean. Crackery grain and malt, toast and a crisp bitterness. Nice and easy drinking.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Rhino - Toronto
Appearance : clear , crystal bright with large creamy , foamy top. Ring of lace on glass.4-
Nose: Bittering hops up front , bit of malt. Clean.
Flavor/Palate : Mid body , mid low carbonation with harsher sides. Clean bitter finish. Bitter leafy front, refreshing qualities, drinkable with fine finish. Proper bitterness, not full IPA, more of less crystal oriented amber ale.