sudomorph (642) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 np bottle. Pours a hazy, pale orange with a thin, off white head that leaves mild lacing. Aroma has big notes of pine, resin, citrus, and a hint of bread. Taste is bitter but not overblown. Notes of resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and pine with a drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean, refreshing texture with a dry finish. Overall a really nice IPA. Very drinkable with lots of pine, resin, and citrus. Worth getting!
jksipa (382) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy pale orange with a small off white head that leaves good lace. Big nose of citrus with light background of toast. Bitter from start to finish with grapefruit dominant and enough sweet malts and a touch of honey to smooth things out a bit but the hops are the star. Medium slick body with nice carbonation and a great dry bitter finish that just keeps going. Love it.
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 purchased at LCBO in a 650ml bottle. Very good IPA. Bitter with lots of grapefruit tastes. If there was a way to balance it out a little bit more this could be a top IPA, but none the less still very good.
Bendrixian (1130) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy light amber/yellow colour with some lacing.There is plenty of ’c-hops’ in the nose with some pine cone simcoe goodness. Needless to say it is all about the hops in the aroma, with those same bittering and citrus hoppy flavours carrying through on the palate. Good stuff!
4theluvofbeer (92) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grapefruit, citrus aroma. Nice bitter hoppy tropical fruit flavour which cleans up quickly; not a lot of depth unfortunately.....but a nice beer.
neuromatt (1168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has lots of pine, along with citrus, flowers and tropical fruit. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with pine, spice and biscuity malts. The finish is moderate in length, dry and bitter with plenty of citrus. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture, average carbonation and a fair astringency in the finish. Overall, this is a nice IPA with big hops and an attempt at balance. Refreshing and well made. 2013-06-11
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a hazy orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, pale malts, citrus, grapefruit a d some fruity esters. Taste is caramel, grapefruit and resin. Bitterness is a bit harsh but overall a good mix of hops and malts. Nice full bodied ipa.
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with a big initial white head that slowly settles to a small but full covering leaving moderate lace up the glass. Aroma is fruity, grapefruit and grainy. Flavour is sweet then bitter grapefruit, high bitterness that lingers and an underlying sweet malt on the finish.
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice manuka honey orange colour with a nice thing white cap that leaves behind some lacing. The aroma is big on hops, piney, grapefruit, cat piss, mango, pineapple. The flavour is also very hoppy, piney, grapefruit, some light tropical notes get overshadowed by the dominating bitter grapefruit notes, little malts to be found. Too unbalanced for my tastes, but still a good effort, and enjoyable from start to finish.
gilvanblight (780) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great Lakes Brewery - My Bitter Wife IPA
Very clear orange pour with a light white head. The grapefruit citrus scent is a lot weaker than most Pale Ales. Yep it’s a pale aLe. Strong one too. Grassy. spicy and that finish lasts a very long time. One of these days I hope the LCBO stops this fascination with new Pale Ales.