Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A hoppy (citrusy/pine needles) yeast soup. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz, hand-written label, consumed (probably) fresh a few days after I received it from blankboy, thanks a lot Paul.
The look: Cloudy peach color body topped by an enormous creamy beige head with good retention.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity is typical good old fashion citrus fruits and pine-needles. Taste sees the yeast dominating the malts (a lot of yeast here), bittersweet orange peels, citrus fruits, pine needles. Very fluffy bubbly mouthfeel. Bitterness of medium intensity. Relatively short finish. Just too yeasty for what I like an IPA to be (at least in this bottled version), not refreshing and too fluffy with elusive malts, reminded me of a lot of those bottle refermented Europeans IPA. Not a disappointing beer, but not a pleasant surprise either, but regardless of how good or bad a beer is Iím always depressed after drinking the bottle thinking that I am now older than I was before drinking the bottle.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4793-20120918] Tap. Citrus orange bitter hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter hoppy citrus peel and heavy grapefruit orange influences in the flavour. Medium body is quite heavy with booziness. Delicious and very drinkable. (8/4/9/5/17) 4.3
(TBW @ Cíest What, Toronto, ON)
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Cíest What, Sep. 18. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an average size lasting creamy off-white head. Pleasant aroma with lots of hops and quite fruity. Nice flavour is fruity and hoppy -- simple but very tasty. Medium bodied. A great IPA.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-09-18. Lightly hazy dark orange body, nice off-white head and lace. 3+ Lovely hop character, nice citrus, good amount of bitterness. 8+ Nice hoppy aroma, citrus, citrus seeds. Average bodied palate. Not super complex, but a very nice very enjoyable IPA that shows of the citrusy hops very nicely. On tap at Cest What, Toronto
herrbrown1974 (410) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold. Nice tropical aroma. Sweet malty goodness. Typical punchy American ipa. A little acidity. Light body. Really nice effort, and crisp.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw colour with a tight white head. The aroma is great. Bright orange and zesty spice with a lot of clean bitterness. Spicy and fruity with a solid plae malt backbone. Fresh and crisp. I like the sort of spicy note to the hops used here. Bright and citrusy.