Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Bright grapefruit and citrus. Cloudy yellow with a rich white head. Bright grapefruit and lemon, bright bitterness and a long bitter finish. A citrus bomb. Big and refreshing.
samzim (156) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Scent of grapefruit, pine, and hops. Translucent gold colour. Bitter with citrus and pineapple. Medium in body and carbonation. Quite a tasty IPA.
Helsdon (130) - Toronto, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is, and it isnít, a review of Couch Surfer. Why? Because this is a review of Couch Surfer using Indieís new Randall. Whatís a Randall? That was my question at Indie (more specifically, what the hell is that thing?) Itís a "double-chamber filter that you connect to a tap of your favorite beer and fill with flavor-enhancing ingredients." This fella was invented by Dogfish Head and itís cool. But it bring up a sticky question for rating, is this now a separate beer? The admins tell me no. (Thank you JoeMcPhee) But take this review with a grain of salt, this is not the straight Couch Surfer.
So... Draft at Indie. The beer pours a very cloudy blonde with white head. Big hoppy nose of pine and resin, fruit citrus floating in there. Taste similar to nose with big hops pine and resin, bready malts, but less fruit.
sudomorph (515) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Barvolo. Pours an opaque, light yellow with a white head that laces well. Aroma is mildly hoppy. Citrus, pine, and bread. Taste has big herbal/earthy notes with a short aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth. Overall tasty. Earthy and herbal.
Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask at the brewpub. hop aroma.tame citra flavour. very good drinkability.
neongolden (377) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap at the brewpub, May 17 2014) Pours a slightly hazy dull dark gold with an average white head, lingered and left lace. Aroma of catty tropical fruit hops, lots of grapefruit pith with pineapple, mango, no real malt on the nose. Flavour leads with tons of grapefruit pith and rind as well, along with tropical fruit and cattiness, very simple and lightly sweet pale malts. Moderate to high bitterness for the malt body, especially in the finish, a little grain on the finish. Quite average body with average to high carb as well. Iíd call this an APA as it has very light malt character, but itís a pretty nice hop-forward beer with a decent profile. Nothing that really made it jump out, but thatís more a comment on the volume of good hoppy beers in Toronto now than anything.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: on tap at Volo
Aroma pine with fruity feel, high dry hops, pineapple with touch of mango.7+
Top: rocky off white with lace.
Base: haze on amber-gold brew.
Palate: medium bodied with thinner walls.
Taste : top bitterness with soft chewy bottom. Clean bitter finish.
Other notes seriously drinkable bitter ale.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight haze, blonde colour, thin head, papaya, melon, moderate bitterness, clean pale malts and fresh fruity hops. Really good APA
Spab (2297) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Pours a cloudy dull golden yellow with small but lasting white head. Aroma is full of grapefruit zest with hints of cattiness. Flavour is big grapefruity hops with some other tropical fruit and cat pee. Quite bitter finish. Carbonation on the lighter side. Very nice.
blankboy (5971) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy copper-gold with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Nice aroma of catty, resiny hops along with bready malt and tropical fruit. Flavour follows the aroma and has a nice bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. A really good IPA.