Cinctus (201) - - FEB 10, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a cloudy amber tone. Has a sweet, citrus aroma, similar to its flavour followed by the sharp bitterness characteristic of IPAs. I just don’t like IPAs.
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Grain, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Oct. 5. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing off-white head with some lacing on the glass. Aroma of grain and hops, slightly resiny and fruity. Flavour of resiny hops, fruit and caramel malt along with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not an amazing IPA or anything but a pretty good one.
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A IPA, which is more about its malt profile than its hop profile. Not horrible, but the aroma seems to be where the majority of the hops in this beer went. Caramel and plum flavours as well as a surrounding mediocre citrus grapefruit bitterness. Would have loved to see more hops in this one, but drinkable none the less.
Ferris (12716) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Malty with grapefruit/aromatic hops on the nose. Thick white head and a clear amber hue. Very mild with some hop bitterness, caramel/malt character is nicely balanced against hops. A very nondescript and sessionable IPA, but nothing too unique.
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 On tap at Earl’s in Yaletown, in Earl’s rhino branded sleeve. Not much head, due to pouring technique. What the hell, I’m here for beer, not foam! A darker amber color on this baby. A degree or two too cold for this sipper, but it’ll surely warm up. A nice balance of malt and hops here. A winner!
And May 27, 2015 at Bitter in Vancouver. On second tasting, whilst admitting there is evident hop note upfront, this is mostly a malt forward IPA. Anyway it’s very nicely balanced. Nice fruit and hop notes, amidst the malt. Nice!
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper color. The nose shows floral hoops an is my favorite later if this.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber colour with medium foamy white head. aroma is light floral hops and a hint of citrus. a nice mix of malts and hops but missing a bit of the hop spice. has full body and medium carbonation and a medium bitterness in the finish
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single bottle received as a Christmas 2011 present :) Colour: Cloudy dark orange with minimal head. The caramel is evident and its intertwined with bubble gum and light pink grapefruit. More swirling brings out watermelon too. Gentle and nice. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. The soft fruits do the prologue then the sharp bitter hops swoop in for the long haul. Although still biting on the finish, body falls a bit flat. Very drinkable as a whole.
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a big fluffy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Some citrus scent. Tastes a bit of citrus, but actually quite bitter. It’s ok, but nothing to write home about.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 litre swing top bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, earthiness and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light orange zest and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.