brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a clear golden color with a finger of white head. Light grass notes along with citrus peel and pine. A touch of pineapple along with some pale maltiness. A bit of candied citrus peel along with some grapefruit peel, pine, and grass. Sweetness from pale malt and a little bit of caramel.
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Nose is full of piney and citrus hops, a noticeable astringency, and a thin crackery malt backing. Flavour is a piney and citrus hop blast, with medium astringency, and a thin but sufficient crackery malt backing. Very hoppy, dry and highly drinkable. Exactly how I like my IPAs. Wonderful stuff.
Lubiere (12363) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear golden IPA with a thin white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with light floral hops, not bad. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with good citrusy hops, menthol notes, grassy and smooth.Cask at Ontario Cask IPA Challenge, April 21, 2012.
Sammy (10659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On-tap at Volo. Big citrus, orangey. Very tasty and great job with citra, via early addition of citra to hopper, avoiding any off-notes.Orange coloured body.Above average mouthfeel.
j12601 (9286) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Campground Brewdown 2014. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Sticky citrus, big hops. Chewy malt, long grapefruit, spicy and sweet malt.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 2011-05-13. crisp golden amber body with a small wite head. 3+ Lovely hoppy aroma, modest citrus melange, modest leafy green hop character. 7+ Flavour is similar with a modest citrus and leafy green hop profile throughout. Smooth average to light bodied palate. 3+ Went back for two more of these and it seemed like each sample was slightly different. Quite enjoyable but didn’t knock my socks off like it did on tap. 7+/3+/7+/3+/16 - 3.6 Volo IPA Cask Challenge
2011-03-11. Hazy orange amber with a modest white head. 3+ Lovely hoppy aroma, modest citrus melange grows by the sniff, light alcohol. Not as assertive as some but it is persistent and keeps checking in as you drink your way through the glass. 8+ The flavour has a similar hop profile, lovely citrus, sort of tangerine like character, mild hop bitterness throughout, light alcohol, lingering citrus in the finish and aftertaste. Average plus bodied palate. YOWZA! It probably doesn’t have the depth of character that some others do but this just makes a marvelous first impression and continues to ingratiate itself as you go on. Eminently drinkable. I opened a bottle at home the next night and was please to find it of similarly high quality. MORE PLEASE! 8+/4/8/3/17+ - 4.2 Great Lakes Tap Takeover at Volo, Toronto
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge tasted blind. Bright golden pour. The aroma is really lovely. Tropical and fruity with a nice fresh resiny character. A little bit of pale malt sweetness. Lean bodied and perfectly fresh smelling. Orange/lemon and some other bright citrusy notes. Tropical and awesome.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 [3641-20110312] Tap. Orange pop hops aroma. Hazy, medium orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter citrus orange seed hops flavour has a great bitter citrus aftertaste. Medium-full body. Bitter, citrus-heavy, and delicious. (8/4/9-/5/18) 4.4
Overheard: "This smells like fxcking magic."
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[3733C-20110514] Cask. Sweaty rainy concrete and wet leaf hops aroma. Clear, golden orange body with a quick foamy white head. Muted harsh bitterness and smooth grainy cardboard hops flavour. Medium body. Interesting, just a little harsh transition. Not really feeling it today as everyone else is. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(IPA Challenge @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Erzengel (7271) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this great brew! The nose is great hoppy-floral. The beer starts smooth-floral. Slightly sweetish, nice floral hops with a smooth bitterness lying over the body. Grain, even cookie-dough, fresh citrus-hops. The aftertaste is long, fresh, floral-citrus with a smooth slightly yeasty background. Nice!
blankboy (7072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a small diminishing white head. Aroma: Oh wow, I love this, it’s amazing! Just lots and lots of lovely hops galore. Flavour’s just as great, again with lots of lovely hops -- it’s so flavourful. Nice, somewhat long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Hands down the beer of the night and quite possibly Great Lakes’ best beer yet.