House Ales West Side 213
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Brewed by House Ales
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4775) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours wonderfully. Cloudy amber with great head and complex lacing. Smells a little fruity, a little floal and a little hoppy. Average aroma profile. Palate is OK. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Some malt as well. On cask at volos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6536) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft - Hoppy grapefruit. Muddy yellow orange with a thin head. Big pine and grapefruit hop bomb. Not much else but a great refreshing IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
From Cask Days tent at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. A veiled orangeish pale copper with a short lived white head. Aroma is citrus, bitter, fruits. Flavor is lots of fruit, citrus. Finish is very bitter. Light body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
cask days 2013 @ beau’s oktoberfest. unclear golden pour with a small white cap. biscuity malts, touch of caramel - well dosed, pepper, mangoes and fresh fruitiness - juiciness. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily, dry peppery-piney-ciitrusy finish. very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (784) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Bellwoods. Poured a translucent orange with a thin, slightly off-white head. Aroma is robust with notes of tropical fruit. Taste is bitter with a notes of resin and pine on the finish. Medium body with a medium, frothy carbonation. A bit oily in the mouth. I’m really liking this. Big bitter with a solid, resin/pine taste to go with it. Tastes bigger than 6.5%. Very well done. Would order again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2395) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap at BarVolo. A pretty damn good IPA. Amber body, attractive. Piney aroma. Nice bitterness, some sweetness and nuttiness but nice West coast style IPA. Fabulous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
Draft @ bar volo. Pours cloudy light amber with a steady off white lacing creamy head. Aroma is very nice; fruity citric a bit piny grapefruity has some sweetness. Flavor is mild creamy nicely malty a bit caramel on top, citrucy piny fruity good bitterness mates well with the rest of the flavors not taking over. Excellent session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
From notes, at Bar Volo. Pours a cloudy amber with a nice foamy head. Aroma of hops tropical fruits and citrus. Flavours of biscuity malts, carmel and hops. Flavours nicely balanced hops and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
In short: A refreshing, clean and flavorful fruity blond IPA. Very good
How: Gravity cask at Benelux, Montreal
The look: Cloudy dark blond body topped by a persistent small white head
In long: Nose is fruity “trendy” new breed of hops with a focus on tropical fruits, apricots and grapefruits. Taste is bready malts, a bit of caramel and honey, plenty of hops-induced fruity flavors with the usual suspects in the tropical fruits & citrusy fruits family. Medium level is medium, clean, not resinous, refreshing, extremely easy to drink. A nice beer. After blind tasting over a dozen cask IPAs I decided to have a full serving of this one, I really liked it, and I don’t wanna brag but when I drink a lot at my local pubs I can pull some special sexy moves that can make any straight women within a 50 feet radius consider at least briefly lesbianism as a way of life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
(Draught sample at Bryden’s, Toronto, Sept 21 2012) Poured a clear golden amber with a thin, vanishing white head. Aroma fairly sweet, marmalade orange and caramel malt with some tropical fruit behind and faint pine. Flavour a bit less fruit-forward, some pit fruit and a bunch of sweet malt with fairly pine and earth bitterness to finish, doesn’t leave much aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation. Smells nice but a little too sugary for me, and doesn’t quite follow it up on the palate either. A good IPA, but not a fave.

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