AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - NOV 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes, at Bar Volo - on cask. Pours a cloudy amber with a slight creamy head. Aroma of honey and aromatic hops. Flavours of citrus fruits, slightly sweet malts and nice lingering hop bitter. Nicely balanced.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed copper amber ale with a thin bubbly off white head. In aroma, a smooth fruity malt with caramel, alcohol, very nice, marigolds. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with floral hops, citrus pulp, boozy. Cask at Ontario Cask IPA Challenge, April 21, 2012.
hopwartz (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - tropical, citrus, honey, barnyard, evergreen
Appearance - murky orange glow, great lasting tan-head
Taste - Fruit Juice with a smack of hops - solid mouth feel with balanced carbonation, bitterness and tang
Verdict - loved it..
blankboy (5150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Volo. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Aromaís quite resiny along with some definite cat pee action (thatís good!), some citrus fruit and some malt in the back. Flavour is, again, quite resiny along with cat pee and citrus fruit, well backed by sweet caramel malt. Nice long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good stuff.
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge tasted blind. Hazy golden pour. The nose is tropical and citrusy. Fresh pineapple and mango. There are also some very light faint fruity esters. A bit of buttery character as it comes up but it seems to just lend a little bit of sweetness. Sort of medium-sweet palate along with a fairly vineous flavour. A little bit of toffee and some light stewed fruit as well. Pretty solid.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Volo
Aroma honey with citrus like hops , some hints of alcohol. Malty bottom. Approachable nose.7-
Appearance fine murky amber with medium fine creamy top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Woody ,leafy with streak of citrus fruit. Chewy texture on sides. Good malt profile for an IPA. Finish with citric hop on top of alcohol. Pleasant ale.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Bar Volo. Appearance: Ruby red, cloudy, tiny brown head. Aroma: Perfume, hops, leafs, mango, malty, citrus fruit. Flavour: Bitter, lots and lots of malt, tangy, leafs, nicely bitter, orange peel, long bitter finish. Lovely.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 2012-04-21. Very fruity aroma, sweet orange and hints at tropical fruit, very mild vegetation/green hops. 7+ Lightly hazy dark orange body with tiny head. Flavour ha similar sweet orange character, but less so. Green hop character is a bit stronger in the flavour, light bitterness, lingering leafy hops in the finish. Okay, bit too much green hop profile for me. 7+/3/7/3/15 Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge
2010-04-01. Hazy dark orange amber with a lovely creamy beige head. Flavour is pleasant, modest bitterness throughout, enjoyable citrus melange, light alcohol in the finish. Modest resiny hops and malt character. Mild lightly yeasty aroma is "casky" - there is a better way to describe that but I can not quite pull it apart. Modest hops with mild citrus character. 7+ Smooth average plus palate is nice, especially for a cask. This is pretty solid. A little less crisply citrusy than I had hoped from hearing about it but quite enjoyable. 7/5/7/3/15 Cask at Volo, Toronto
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3597-20110218] Cask. Spruce and evergreen citrus hops aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Bitter spruce and citrus zest flavour has a long bitter aftertaste. Medium body is quite bitter. Tasty! So many hops... Would love to see this again. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
HogTownHarry (5638) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask pint at Volo 2011-02-18. Sammyís absolutely right - this one is halfway to being a DIPA - reminded me a lot of Flying Monkeys Smashbomb when itís at its best. Borderline murky orange-amber pour with a solid and long-lasting creamy tan head - lovely for cask. Smells like .... C-hops for days, citrus bitterness and juiciness - hell, this is like a fresh fruit cocktail but with all the hops I like instead of cherries and pear chunks ... although it has tropical fruit character too, and hardly any alcohol. Taste - just the same - fresh citrus and pine resin bitterness, pineapple, mango, just the right amount of alcohol - heck, this is a little brother to a solid damned west coast IPA, no leaf, burnt grain, generic hop oil taste here! Solid mouthfeel, decent carbonation for cask, no booziness, bitter of course, but it starts slow and really builds up - damn this is fine. Ralph, this needs to be on offer all the time!