Zoe (8) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had some not-so-great beer at Project X so often disregard Great Lakes - this was a pleasant surprise, a very drinkable American IPA. Not super hoppy, nice balance.
AROMA - lightly citrus hoppy, not overwhelming
APPEARANCE - pours darker than other in itís category, a darkish amber. Very clear, solid whitish head that doesnít remain. Good lacing.
TASTE - medium bitter taste, hoppiness is not overwhelming and well balanced with the malt. doesnít twist up your tongue like a hop bomb.
PALATE average carbonation, medium bodied, solid bitter aftertaste.
OVERALL Very nice, I would happily drink this anytime.
MarkoR (425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473ml can from LCBO. Pours an amber colour with a nice solid head. Lots of hops. Was pleasantly surprise with this one.
WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This may have started as a novelty but I guess the heavens aligned and they turned out with a pretty good drink. I plan to buy more of this in the future. Yeah it doesnít "fit" as a pale ale, but what is it then? If it were labelled a strong ale people would be saying it was too weak... these names are to help guide us, not to force brewers to fit themselves into little pegs.
neongolden (286) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(473mL can from LCBO) Poured cool, a clear red-brown with an inch of rocky tan head. Aroma of hops, pine with a bit of grapefruit rind, and faint toffee malt peeking through. Flavour again hops-forward, initially a bit of juicy citrus cutting the toffee malt, followed up by grass and resiny pine drying the beer out and finishing with an earthy note. Quite bitter overall and finishes completely try with a bit of metallic tang. Mouthfeel is fairly light, soda-pop carbonation. A good hopped darker ípaleí ale.
kevinsenn (848) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from brewery. Hazy brown pour. Nice fruity hop aroma. Taste is mostly hops, with some minerals. Somewhat thin bodied. Some malt presence wouldíve improved it, but it was still enjoyable.
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coppery red with a thick creamy head. Smells of citrus hops - very appealing presentation here. Bitter with a burnt copper aftertaste. Leaves a bitter oily residue on the tongue that makes me want more. Very good.
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. Reddish-brown in color with a medium fluffy off-white head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Floral hops and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with flavors of grassy and herbal hops, grainy malt and a bit of fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
JaBier (4352) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Malty and sweet nose with toffee notes along with piney and grassy hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with an earthy hop finish.
cards04 (1211) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved this beer. Very complex. Pours amber withbig poofy head which thins out but lasts. Hoppy nose at first, pine cones and needles on the palate. As it sits, some warm spices come through, along with tobacco and biscuits. A hint of sweet caramel as well. Awesome beer.
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice solid head and a decent dark brown, near-black body. Lots of fresh hops on the nose, zero-minute I do believe, making this one a good smell for shure. Flavour is more hops, very floral in that respect, with a sharp citrusy hop finish. Notice the hops yet? Iíd prefer a little bit more malt in the mix, itís lacking complexity but darned drinkable to be ensured opun. Je pense.