Trev (1777) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek:
Pours a medium amber colour with a nice off white head.
Malty aroma, some dusty wet wool tones, floral hop coming through later.
Flavour was not as hoppy as I’d hoped. Malt dominated body with a yeasty taste on the fringes. light to medium bitter finish
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light copper,small beige head.Salty light cat pissy nose.Malt profile with some medium bitterness in the finish….needs more
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was warned that this was a drain-pour by a friend, so I was prepared to be disappointed. Pours a slightly hazy dull amber with a nice creamy head with decent retention. Aroma is questionable - slightly corny, not particularly remarkable. Taste is not terrible - malt, a bit of an oily bil-like hop taste which grates a bit but otherwise better than the stack of pale ales and lagers I had the previous night at a local pub. Good carbonation, crisp finish. High alcohol definitely evident. There’s nothing terribly wrong with this beer - I think it would go quite nicely with a burger & fries or curry. Weird taste in the finish, though... can’t quite figure out what it is...
thepegjett (1261) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hoppy
A - Dark for a IPA with light head
F - Hoppy and refreshing.
P - Crisp and sharp, but not harsh
O - Get on the deck on a hot summer day with a few of these and enjoy.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Piscator34. Another great beer from Half Pints. Pours a somewhat dark shade of orange with a nice size white head. Lots of flavor here. Hops a plenty, earthy maltiness, floral notes and even some citrus. Great bitter finish, not over the top. Very well balanced. They are on to something in Winnipeg.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
660ml bottle acquired in trade with HopTownHarry. Thanks for answering my call for Half Pints beers! Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of juicy oranges (like I just peeled one), grapefruit, caramel, and some pine. Tastes of citrus, toasty, earthy, and a trace of caramel. The tastes a bit of a let down compared to the aroma. On the thinner side.
2VP (4) - CANADA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks pretty much like any British pale ale, has a noticeable aroma but is a little weak in scent for a solid IPA. If your a fan of real India Pale Ale’s (read not Alexander Keiths) then this is the way to go, if not give it a try a few times and you might acquire the taste.
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 660ml bottle.
Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a fair white head. Leaves a nice bit of lacing. Aroma is strong grapefruity hops with bready, caramely roasted malts. Flavour is lightly sweet with lots of grassy, eartthy hops, finishing with a light sour bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Light mouthfeel. Very Nice.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burning amber body with mellow herbalness and biscuity malts in the nose. Firm nutty/herbal hops with caramel, oak, and toast. Finishes with toasted nuts and more herbs.
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel - I find the aroma a bit too light. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of straw and caramel, leading to a rather bitter finish.