jercraigs (9253) - 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 (8014) - 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 (6372) - 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. Sammy’s absolutely right - this one is halfway to being a DIPA - reminded me a lot of Flying Monkeys Smashbomb when it’s 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!
Sammy (10565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IBU 60 plus is like a 1.5X IPA. Amarillo / Centennial
Aroma Hops : Columbus / Chinook.Dry Hop : Citra
Golden colour with some cask bubbles. Average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.