Brewed by Hoyne Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, - OCT 3, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Topaz store in Victoria. Pours a medium almond-coloured head atop a brown orange body. Nose of hops and corn. Somewhat grassy flavour surprisingly; some biscuit malt and bitter hops in the finish. Not their best offering. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 5.3% ABV
Beautiful amber color, clean, with small head. Aroma of refined sugar, vegetables, metallic. Dry mouthfeel; simple caramel flavor with a hint of vegetables and iron (tomato); no discernible hop quality, and a metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Jaune pale avec un petit tête blanc que rétréci rapidement mais en laissent les belles dentelles. L’arôme d’houblon très fraîche avec un peu de pin. Quand elle se réchauffe il a un peu de l’arôme caractéristique de Hoyne. Je ne sais pas exactement comment le décrire, mais un peu comme l’arôme d’une brasserie, le malt usé dans la brassage, peut-être. Le goût est très bonne. Léger in bouche et très fine et équilibré, d’houblon fraîche et du pin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1238) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Bomber. Clear lighter orange copper, foamy white head settles and fades. Fresher aromas of mild citrus herbal hops and sweet pale malt. Sweet caramel biscuit malt taste, light juicy citrus leafy hops, some earth. Average carbonation, light bodied, moderately hopped. Nice fresh sessional pale. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is just mildly hoppy, especially for a wet hopped beer. The nose is actually a bit metallic smelling with a little caramel malt. The flavor is pretty light in the hops department as well, some green leafy hops, minimal bitterness. This one just doesn’t thrill me at all, wet hop beers are supposed to be much brighter and juicier than this. Lighter bodied with a fizzy carbonation level and some light lingering sweetness. Pretty boring stuff, I was hoping for much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Bomber. Pours amber. Hoppy light easy drinking beer worth trying out. Does this come in 6 packs ?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RD400F (184) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
650ml bottle to glass, pours a bright transparent amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma....smells like a fresh bag of hops...piney, herbal...but not much in the was of citrus. Malt presence not very forward. Taste is mild grassy hop, slight sour/bitter, burnt rubber. Palate is off balance, but expected. Mouthfeel light, co2 medium. Overall...expecting more for some reason but...it’s just a pale ale. Leaps and bounds better than the average pisswater but easily forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alanthebeerguy (157) - - OCT 12, 2013
Wet hopped IPA. Expected bolder, fresher taste, found it started to taste watered down the more you drank it. Pours amber with with a nice frothy head. Smells of grapefruit, pine, citrus. Palate is smooth texture, lower carbonation. Taste is very much citrus and pine. With a fairly wet finish. The finish was almost tasteless, giving it that water down aspect. Not bad but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2013
500. Thanks r! Very cool treat. Pours a crystal clear golden medium amber. Rich hoppy nose, showing peppers and green leafy freshness. Very well executed for bottled fresh hop. Creamy medium body with bright crisp carb. Lightly toasted caramel with peppery plantlike fresh hop mid palate. Mild finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 650mL bottle, pours a very hazy copper with a small white head. Nose brings out some metallic notes, some fresh hops, and some bready malt. Flavour brings out fresh doughy malts, somewhat metallic notes, and floral hops. A bit too metallic, but nicely flora. Easily drinkable, but rather standard pale ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsuk (2) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
Strong lemony, piney, resiney hop aroma dominates.Some caramel malt aroma behind hop. Sweet aroma both from hop and malt. Grape or grape seed like ester. Clear amber color. Off white head with good retention. Leaves good lacing Bready malt comes first, then strong leafy, grassy, hay like hop flavor, then grainy malt. Hop flavor lingers long. Balance towards hop side.Mid-high hop bitterness. Caramel malt matches well with hop character. Mid body with moderate carbonation. Very little alcohol warmth. Grassy astringency from hop lingers long. Made me feel like drinking whole hop juice, expressing whole hop character very well. Could be a little more sophisticated.

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