TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with foamy off white head that’s very lacy. Aromas of floral hops, citrus and mango. Tastes strong of hops and very bitter that coats the mouth.
Niall73 (1334) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Loose Moose, Toronto 05/0714. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Lovely aroma - slight dank veggie hoppiness with some overripe trop fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Some caramel, but not too sweet - there’s pine, light veg, light orange, some wood... Good.
samzim (137) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Scent of citrus, hops, and pine. Clear gold colour. Very bitter with flavours of grapefruit, resin, and lychee. Medium body with mild carbonation. A solid, standard IPA.
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a very good wife! Aroma of citrus hops, some leeches, not so nose piercing, but good. Color is golden and copper, head off white, one inch thick, but vanished quiclky. Taste ist nice citrusy, grapefruit and full bodied with a long bitter hops finish. A very well balanced ipa.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of bitter hops with nice citrus notes and light piney undertones. Taste is also dominated by bitter hops with some nice citrus notes and some light caramel malt notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very solid IPA that should be made available more regularly.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lighter shade of gold, pours a very rocky solid cap leaving many lacings.Very citrusy nose also has tropical fruits and a load of pine and just a touch of caramel. Quite a nice mix. Like the title suggests this is quite bitter. Actually very bitter and the fruity sweetness helps that along nicely. Its medium bodied though at times seems medium-full. Long bitter finish like I just ate a grapefruit. A winner from this brewer.
OntBeerDrinker (418) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell’s of sweet malt & hops.
Taste: Hop resin liquid, butterscotch/caramel malt sweetness. Light candy citrus. Doe’s not smell or taste 88 IBU’s. Medium bodied. @ times a bit refreshing. Easy drinking. GOOD STUFF!!!! CHEER’S!!!! :)
OOKPIKABLE (49) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at LCBO. BDisappointing: essentially an IPA with little aroma or flavour.
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head. Bitter, cat pee, pine, and sticky. Chewy palate, fresh hops, bitter, florals, grapefruit and an easy finish.
Helsdon (111) - Toronto, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy golden, finger of foam that sheets down quickly. Heavy on the hops with a nose of citrus and pine. First taste blasts you with bitter hops,. but a couple of gulps later it smooths out for a little grass and citrus to work into that overall bitter profile. I know that IPA are all the rage, but he who adds the most hops shouldn’t win, and this beer, while not bad, isn’t a winner with me.
Randy4Beer (116) - - MAY 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a lovely cloudy amber/orange. Thin white head. Appears to be unfiltered.
Massive amounts of grapefruit and citrus exploding on the nose. Some pine for sure and you can just smell the tart bitterness wafting off of this one.
On the palate a medium mouth feel, with a generous amount of citrus. A light finish of orange peel.
Overall this is a very high quality IPA and has a uniqueness going for it that I have not previously experienced in many IPAs. Great Lakes you have a definite winner on your hands with this one.