jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011-10-30. Hazy golden orange body, small frothy white head. 3+ Aroma is a bit strange, sweet, sort of spicey aroma? I am getting the same sort of character in the flavour, I want to call it chili powder but thatís not quite right, modest bitterness throughout. (I think I decided it was "Five Alarm IPA" instead of "Five Alive") Really did not care for this, I donít know if I got a bad sample, or if it was my tastebuds short circuiting but mine seemed to be very different from how other people described it. Hope to try it again if I get the chance. Cask Days 2011, Toronto
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
October 30, 2011 - Volo Cask Days 2011 - gravity cask. Slightly hazy amber with a typical small frothy off-white head. Aroma is ... odd: sugary, reminds me of tangerine pixie stix, not bad, but intense and way more sweet than bitter. Taste - more beery, citrus zest, spicy and marigold-floral, the malt body is still very sweet though - some booze (5.5%? really???). Decent body, very lively, sugary-bitter finish - ultimately candyish and it almost seemed like artificial flavouring - need more bitterness!!
blankboy (5151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Cask Days 2011. Beer #15 of festival. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with a thin lasting bubbly white head. Aroma has lots of catty hops along with a ton of citrus, quite nice. Flavour of citrusy hops along with spices. Decent bitter finish. Somewhat unbalanced but I still enjoyed it.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4059-20111030] Cask. Herbal orange thyme aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange body with a quick bubbly head. Multigrain rye seeds flavour has a strange spice characteristic. Medium body. Odd graininess balance. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House; Toronto, ON)
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, a strange marmelade with funky notes, floral hops, menthol, very strange. In mouth, a smooth piney and coniferous hops, bizarre and buttery. Cask Days, Oct. 30 2011.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Cask Days 2011 at Hart House, served in an English pint glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a small, rocky tan head. The head fades and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose begins with a huge blast of citrus peel. Seemingly every citrus variety is represented. This progresses to develop aromas of pale malts and a touch of pine. As expected, the flavour is quite citric. It begins moderately sweet but soon becomes moderately bitter, with a long citric finish. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice IPA with a huge citrus peel aroma that carries through to the finish. It could be criticized for being too one-dimensionally citric, but I enjoyed it and would easily drink it again. 2011-10-30
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask Days 2011
Aroma fresh, aromatic, hoppy with plenty of citrus. Very refreshing clean IPA nose.
Appearance hint of haze on amber-golden base. Rocky white top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Citrus, fruity with hint of pepper. Strong bold hops that were quiet rough on palate. Creamy overtones.
robinvboyer (2576) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask days 2011.
Wow, i love citrus fruit, and this was a dream! Every citrus fruit you can think of is here. Incredible aroma! Mild bitterness, great citrus finish. I really liked this stuff!
swoopjones (4222) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Days 2011< cloudy amber orange< OJ & other citrus< lots of floaties< bitterness was pretty mild. slightly off smelling> not great
tomthompson89 (1794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy orange. completly unbalanced which usually i enjoy. the nose was almost resin candy like. but the flavor was like drinking a hop pellot. interesting and glad it was sent out but not a fav.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Days 2011. Bitters in aroma. Cloudy grapefruit body. Grapefruit taste, nice. Good drinkability.