Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber. Nice grapefruit nose.Malt fore, neutral mid, somewhat odd hop finish
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter bottle pours a pale amber color with is finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing as it settles. Aroma is mild grapefruit and caramel. Taste is a citrusy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. The flavors are well balanced and body and carbonation are adequate for the style. This is a well done IPA, too bad it is retired so soon.
tomthompson89 (1794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice citrusy hops nose. Some malts. Maybe a touch of grapefruit. Colour is orange with some white foam. Flavour is nice citrus some grapefruit rind. A touch almost cloying . Interesting idea.
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vadie (210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambrée/roux avec une mousse épais moyenne. L’arôme est dominer par la pamplemousse mais aussi fort d’houblon. D’abord le goût est de pamplemousse, ensuite d’houblon un peu sucré, comme un IPA double mais pas aussi fort, après une finale de pamplemousse. Il me semble qu’il y a deux types d’amertume ici, un du houblon et un de pamplemousse. Une bonne bière pour l’été.
Lagerboy (666) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear medium copper, foamy off white head settles. Disapointing faint fruity citrus hop aroma. Fruity citrus hop taste, mild grapefruit bitterness, lightly malted. Crisp and fresh, ABV well hidden. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Finishes dry. Nice enough, but I was expecting more. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
tiggmtl (4516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of citrus hops are apparent in the nose along with a pleasant underlying malt sweetness. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a generous and lasting thick off-white head that costs the sides of the glass. Toasted and bread-like malts are offset by moderate bitterness with citrus and floral hop notes. Medium body with wonderful soft but full effervescence. Perhaps just a touch sweet bit quite enjoyable. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Hellsgate in February 2013.
manisthebeer (85) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice dark color with a beautiful white frothy head, first smell hops and more hops nice bitter taste followed by a sweet grapefruit balances nicely an all around good fruity ipa well balanced
v1rgil (150) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle -pours copper amber hue with nice thin white head that retains. well carbonated but not overly so. Aroma is grapefruit and citrusy hops. First sip is slightly bitter with a bit of fruit astringency (grapefruit). Balanced well with caramel malt sweetness. No booziness present but alcohol content is higher than average. Overall this is a decently balanced beer, and I know from experience that grapefruit is a fickle fruit to brew with.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a rusty apricot. The nose is floral hops. The nose is bitter hops and grapefruit.
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big frothy healthy head, faint lace left overs. Rich copper colour, medium carbonation. Big citrus stanky freshness; pamplemousse rosy sweet. Crisp first sip, feels nice on the tongue. Obvious grapefruit overtones, fades to bitter. warm malt finish... meh.. really missing the hopperbomb I love. Still a lovely brew. Great 1 litre bottle too.
LarryBeast (271) - - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1L bottle. Pours a hazy amber-brown with foamy beige head. More malt-heavy than I was expecting -- bready, nutty caramel topped by orange/citrus notes. Lightly bitter-sweet. Chewy, smooth and barely carbonated. Soft finish for a dry-hopped IPA. A little too subtle; what I hoped for was a tangy hop bomb.