MarkoR (423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the LCBO. That’s a pale ale I like! Pours a golden colour with a generous white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus. Citrus flavour also. Very interesting beer.
herrbrown1974 (409) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear gold. Citrus and caramel. Pretty standard "west coast" style. Nice smooth balance and finish is a little bitter. Decent stuff.
LarryBeast (401) - - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Tall can. Golden amber with white frothy head, consistent lacing. Strong beautiful aroma of centennials: slightly green, lots of citrus. Medium-bodied. Smooth balance of caramel malt against strong hops. Long, lovely, dry bitter finish. Flying Monkeys Smashbomb IPA had been my favourite Ontario beer until this -- although today was a stressful day and maybe this beer was just in the right place (my hand) at the right time (immediately). *UPDATE: Was not quite as good the next few times. Smashbomb still represents for me the Ontario high water mark in hoppy pale ales.
lukin (390) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Orange-gold colour, white head which leaves nice thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy, a little metallic. Taste is quite dry, pine/grapefuit hops, malt came through a bit as it warmed. Enjoyable.
Sask89 (388) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light amber somewhat golden colour, clear with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is of mild hops and citrus fruit scents and a little breadiness. Taste is not overly sweet or bitter, slightly underwhelming aside from a slight bitter kick in the finish. Light body, slightly creamy mouth feel and average-softer carbonation.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
473 mL Can. Deep gold body with a rich foamy and tenacious white head that leaves a set of foamy ribs on the side of the glass as it is sipped. Pungent resiny hops and a hint of grapefruit rind and a soupçon of spruce make up the aroma. Pale malts and resiny hops dominate in the flavor; resiny hops and grapefruit rind in the aftertaste and finish. A fine Canadian brew that I’ll ask for more of.
GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from the brewery. Pours a copper gold colour with a little bit of white head that dissipates quickly and leave lots of lacing. Smell is quite nice, definitely hoppy with some floral and citrus notes. Palate is a bit thin, but has very nice carbonation. Taste is surprisingly good, a bit of watery hoppy bitterness at first, then it rounds out with a bit of sour sweetness, and a lingering bitter aftertaste. Very nice, and surprisingly good.
Karol (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Can I got from my beloved Netty who managed it to get it from Canada. Many thanks! Mwaaah, mwaaah! This pale ale is great! it has a nice hoppy and floral aroma, a bitter hoppy and refreshing taste with a bitter hoppy long lasting finish. Overall very hoppy, drinkable. anytime again!
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The can is rather unremarkable visually, and so I’d never expected much from this. Kept avoiding it at LCBO. That it has become my standard beer says a lot. Great balance between malt and hops (there’s plenty of hops). Very easy to drink but stimulating all the same. Feels very well crafted. This and Tankhouse are the 2 Toronto beers I’m always in the mood for - but this one comes in 475mL size, which is preferable.
yrstruly (292) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light gold with white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Taste is somewhat metallic with piney hops.