MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Pub Italia. Pours pale copper, translucent. Small head (.5 cm). Quite long-lasting though. Heavy hops aroma (mainly citrus, some spruce).
Taste is slighty roasted malt, and some hints of resin as well. Gets more and more floral. Too bad the malt taste is too slight. Moderately bitter. Quite a long finish here. Too much carbonation. All in all, pretty good -- I just don’t see this one as anything special as far as IPA are concerned. Certainly well-made --- a well-made IPA-by-numbers.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear pale amber HUGE foamy head.
Aroma : Earthy, floral and bready. Something rubbery also. Fades away after some time. Nose get more resinous. Fruity also.
Taste : Slightly citrusy and slightly resinous. Earthy and floral. Very faint bitterness. Taste is quite good actually. Fruity.
Overall : Hops are rather faint but this is very drinkable and refreshing. Carbonation may be a bit too high. Nice drinkable brew.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle, amber-orange color, with a big thick beige head, leaving some lacing, faint yeasty, fruity, light floral hop, piney, leafy, citrusy, grapefruit skin nose, with some mango, litchi, tropical fruit, pineapple esters, with a mild toasty, caramel malt accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, nice flowery hop leafy, piney, grassy, citrusy, grapefruit character from the cascade hop, with a toasted, caramel malt note in background, with a hint of nuttiness, leading towards a fruity, lemony, grapefruit skin, hop, leafy, piney bitternees finish.
cfrancis (2690) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m becoming a huge fan of Half Pints. Thanks to paco for this. Pours clear golden with a white head and decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and pine. Taste is a blast of hop and pine. Some citrus on the back of the tongue with a mild but dry bitterness. Such a pleasant beer, I’d drink this all day if I had the chance.
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle from a group order, thanks matt7215 for organizing. This one pours a hazy pale gold with some chunks floating around that must be hops I (hope) guess. Aroma is quite nice, some good grapefruit and grassy pungent hoppiness that is enticing. Flavour isn’t bad, but doesn’t really live up to the aroma. Some nice C hops flavour and good bitterness, with an okay malt backbone that almost reminds me of homebrew malt extract. Nice prickly feel. Really nothing much to complain about though, and I’d buy this a lot if it were regularly available to me. High level of decency here, as ambiguous as that may sound. I don’t really know what else to say, the beer just doesn’t really ’speak’ to me....
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from a private order. AP unclear orange, off white head, over carbonated AR dusty malts, minimal c hops FL great juicy hop flavour, lacks malt body and bitterness PA over carbonated and on the sweet side of balanced OV decent IPA
DerWeg (1551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pleasing and highly gulpable. Look is hazy deep yellow-amber with white head. Aroma unexpectedly fresh and open, yeast and c-hop. Taste a nice flourish if citrus hop, moderate bitterness, a little peach, overall clean and straightforward session IPA.
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice hoppy beer both in taste and aroma. Nice light head. Excellent beer.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 341 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #3016)
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This India Pale Ale’s beaufitul citrusy and floral hop bouquet leads to delicate caramel maltiness, before assertive leafy and spicy hop bitterness settles on the tongue.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sturdy coat of foam tops the hazy amber-tinged orange.
-The big-bubbled effervescence and rather light caramel presence make this highly drinkable to me.
-Mineral notes are present throughout; perhaps a sign that this is getting a little tired.
-This must be gorgeous fresh on tap!