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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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When your brewmaster comes up with a recipe as good as this one, you let him name the beer whatever he wants. Here’s what makes our recipe so darn good: a rich burnt orange colour, darker than most lagers, a smooth, medium body with a bold, but pleasant, hop taste, full of flavour, unlike your traditional ’cold-as-ice’ beers with no taste, made with only the best ingredients, including Canadian & English Malts, and German & Czech Hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2014
Canned, brought from Canada by friend. Pours amber with white head. Sweet, malty and grainy. Light bitterness. Expected a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrtemperature (4) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
It has a nice hippy taste at the end. It is not heavy. It is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamP01 (565) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Pours a dark burnt orange amber with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma and Taste of toasted malt and grains, grass, yeast and fruity notes mild hops bitterness. A medium body with moderate carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a nice toasted malt grains flavor, fruity with mild bitterness, some nutty lingering flavors on the end. A fairly good tasting and refreshing brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Can. Nothing wrong with Hop City I say. She smells of light citrus and pine. Tastes of caramel, grass, and light pine, and some spicy hops. Has a heavier mouth fell than most lagers and that is a good thing. I was quite pleased with this lager.....for a lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TATE (297) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep amber cool with no head. Aroma is strange, kind of medicinal, not good. Taste is malt forward, not what I was expecting from a brewery called hop city. The beginning is odd and funky while the end is a bit bitter and to style. It seems like it had promise but ended up being pretty pedestrian for me, just okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap. Amber pour with a white head. Very caramel. So much caramel. Kind of metallic. Not a bad mouthfeel for the style, but very one-dimensional flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2014
from Bier-Bienne - pretty clear reddish-amber beer with a little foam left; caramel dominates with hints of walnuts; medium-bodied, soft palate yet with a late earthy tartness; gentle bitterness, quite dry and with malty caramelish and flowery notes in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (543) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
When your barmaid brings you this pour it’ll be deep amber with a half finger cap. Aroma is muted. The big uh-oh here is the taste. What in the world is with that coppery blood in the mouth profile? Not cool. Could be good but wow. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Dégustée en fût au Pub Italia à Ottawa le 14 juillet 2011. Bière blonde limpide tirant sur le orange. Col mince blanc persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines. Légère odeur de noix de Grenoble. Très douce, assez sucrée, amère en finale. Saveur légère de noix, d’huile de noix. Très bonne, rafraîchissante. Sucre bien présent mais ne ressort pas trop. Corps moyen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (783) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours amber with an off white head. Malt, caramel, nut, toffee and some oxidation aromas. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nut, malt, light hop and a hint if diacetyl flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Caramel and toffee finish.

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