decimator (51) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Poured a hazy gold and orange colour with a 1" head. The head slowly dissipated and the lacing was good. Aroma is sweetness, of oranges and of faint hops. The oranges are not overpowering giving this an overall pleasant aroma. Taste has some sweetness upfront, very mild citrus notes, then it’s the bitter orange peels followed by the hops. It’s well balanced but nowhere near as sour I was expecting. The flavours also improved as the beer warmed up. It’s a similar orange flavour compared to that a good orange liquor. Average carbonation. Average feel. I didn’t know what to expect when I cracked this one open but I quite enjoyed it.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650mL bottle. Tasty beer, but not mindblowing. Amber colour with white head. Orange rind nose, taste is malty with more orange flavour. Bit of hops in the finish, overall easy drinking.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from LCBO (Toronto, ON). Pours a clear golden with hints of amber and thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of orange, funk, wheat, honey. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of orange peel, light citrus, wheat, honey, light spice and hints of caramel. Generally light to medium body with a thin finish.
TimE (2600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light amber color. An unbalanced ale with some artifical organe flavoring thrown in. Pass.
TaktikMTL (4809) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille de 650 ml achetée à la LCBO (Peterborough, ONT). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’oranges et d’houblons. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oublons avec une pointe d’agrumes et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de zestes d’oranges en arrière goût. (Rating #2599)
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with no head. Aroma of malt, wheat and maybe a small hint of orange. Taste is malt and wheat. Nothing really special there. Disapointing.
bhensonb (9007) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from matt7215. Thanks once more! Pours a slighty hazy orange amber with a rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma seems a complex blend of malt and orange. Near medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is orange zest and nicely roasted malt. Not so much a fruit beer as an interesting pale ale, if you can accept using orange oil in place of hop. Not saying there are no hops, just that there’s a lot of bitter orange oil. And bitter is what it’s all about. Finishes mildly astringent and highly tasty. Surprisingly good stuff.
VerticalBaconStrips (1900) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a thin looking beer, bright orange and super clear, decent foamy white head that foams up nicely but fades away to a bit more than just rim. The aroma is very very nice , mainly cause I like orange. But here’s the thing: from a distance or a quick sample its very very appealing with it’s vitamin C supplement smell ( what the hell was that stuff called? It was like big pills that were orange, smelled of fake orange and dissolved in water.... is that still sold? anyone?.. ack... gotta ask my parents tomorrow - they are old - they will know:D) but once you really take a good huff that fake almost sour orange aroma buts mixed in with a bunch of faceless malts and hops that don’t compliment each other. This is not saying that the aroma is bad, just off. The taste, for a second is very fresh with the orange stuff but then a drying dullness with bunch of mild strength hops take over. Further tasting widens the orange realm but I don’t like how the bitterness finishes it off. The malts and hops, however, do balance each other out nicely. Damn. I really like the orange here but the hop blend does not match as much as I would like. With that said, I still am enjoying this beer due to the orange edges. The aftertaste has the flavour of licking blood off of your hand and that bothers me. It’s only on the very back end of the finish though - the rest is pretty good - ample soft carbonation, tang form the oranges hits mid taste on every sip, light bodied... I’m just conflicted on the hops here, even in their mild state. I think I really like this beer and if I wasn’t analyzing I’d like it more. Still, it is very light. I’ll just flip a coin... and the winner is... ack! It landed on edge.....
sinkhole (261) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper/orange with average white head. Aromas of malt and orange peel. Tastes of bitter orange peel with some hops, a little malt sweetness and a touch of added spice (ginger?). Overall a solid beer but leaves me wanting. Too much bitter orange peel perhaps?
gilvanblight (683) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangey pour with a really thick head. The name and look make me think of a creamcicle. Thankfully it doesn’t taste like one. Scent of hops and grains. Distinct Great Lakes scent. Taste is suprisingly bitter, Thick with a warm finish. Really well balanced. Slight spice aftertaste.