Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a nice clear bright yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of huge floral hoppy notes of citrus with some leafy notes. Taste is dominated by the leafy and citrus hoppy notes with limited bitterness and some residual sugar notes clearly identifiable. Body is light with good carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer and love the aromatics and the balancing of the bitterness.
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. After trying the new session IPA Amsterdam put out another beer showcasing some Citra. Hazy orangey-light light amber body with a creamy head lacing extravagant white lacing. Tropical fruits are present, some pineapple, pear, and orange juice. A little bit earthy, decaying leaves as well, some cereal in the back although it is obviously hop forward with little malt presense in the aroma. Thin bodied and light. Lively carbonation with a grapefruit rind finish whch is quite long.
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Hazy amber body with a thin white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy and mango hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries herbal and grapefruit notes. Ends with a long bitter finish. Good stuff.
DerWeg (1551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GLB has definitely arrived, this pint was as good as I could ever hope Stone IPA to be with delicious layers of citrus and no excessively acerbic leafy bitterness. Nice gently hazy gold color. I look forward to having again. At Thirsty and Miserable.
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez fruité très agréable avec des arômes minimalement herbacés et des céréales pâles qui offrent un soutien nécessaire mais bien à sa place. C’est très appétissant! En bouche, les houblons sont bien savoureux, pleins de fruits tropicaux avec une complexité florale et des malts qui n’offrent qu’une douceur minimale et bienvenue. Au palais, le liquide donne l’impression d’un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture huileuse et un pétillement normal. En finale, les notes parfumées et sèches sont rendues possibles par un Citra travaillé de façon bien intelligente. Si facile à boire. Merci à Alexandre pour ce beau verre!
Hammy78 (861) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Dundurn LCBO. Pours a clear copper/ gold , two finger white head, loads of lace. Nose is sweet and powerfully tropical fruity. Tastes sweet buscuity malt, bitter, good harmony between the two. Nice stuff.
Handypaul (316) - - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy to creamy white head that diminishes slowly leaving a ring of foam and pretty good lacing. Fresh bright aroma of spruce, resin and citrus. Medium body, medium bitterness, light sweetness, average to lively carbo and a very long bitter finish. Well balanced, nicely done.
Helsdon (275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I know I’m that last of the folks I follow (whether they know I’m lurking or not) to rate this. (Except DerWeg, how is that possible? And oh ya I’m following you.) That’s because every other beer seems to be an IPA, (and every fourth IPA seems to be from Great Lakes) and I’m getting tired of the hops war. Mostly because there seemed to be no balance. Well this beer has balance. It knows what it is. A citrusy fruity hop beer that doesn’t air pump the breaks with bittering, or harsh resiny flavours. Overall a very nice beer, you should try it. That’s it. If you’re looking for the details, check out Freaky_tiki’s review. It tells it well. -Squishiness.
buffalojump (14) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good beer...straight out of the bottle properly chilled
creamy, clean lemony soapy mouthfeel-tiny bit of oily barely perceptable at first...mellows to unripe red grapefruit tang. Sharp citrus rinds come through later heavy bittersharp grapefruit rind tho just shortlived with a slight caramel creamyness that mellows out very very nicely
worldclass...and I say that and hops are really not my thing but I would drink this again anyday...maybe with some smoked franks red hot peanuts ( haha- maybe we need to make those )
GlennHendry (109) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 The chief drawing card (for me) at the Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Buster Rhino’s in Oshawa in late February, this Citra-hopped (naturally) IPA did not disappoint. All grapefruit and tropical fruit on the nose with lots of lingering bitterness, Karma Citra also delivered lemon and orange with slightly chewy malts. Very good.