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Brewed by Innocente Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Waterloo, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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You wonít be a bystander for long once youíre intoxicated by the aroma of grapefruit and strawberry. Brewed with Australian Galaxy hops and German malts for a big hop flavour of citrus and passion fruit with a sweet malt undertone. It will bedevil you.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours great deep golden colour with white frothed head. Aroma is strong of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is a bit of sweetness that melds into a finishing dryness. Caramel, dough, bread, notes in taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Growler from brewery. Pours slightly hazy gold. Light tropical fruit aroma. Fairly malty, light citrus and tropical notes, very bitter. Light body. Pretty good!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Brought to Scott by Walter. 4.7 % abv version brewed at the new waterloo Ontario brewery. Very bitter. Nose is a little fruity. Reduced drink ability from the bitterness. Not terrible but there are plenty of better apas.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Citrus and grapefruit on the nose, continues in the mouth with a rather astringent acid in the back. Very dry and fairly lively carbonation. Enjoyable but a little heavy handed!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2062) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 27, 2012
Cask @ The Caley Sample Room, 260912
Dark rich amber, hazy, thin white head
Aroma - sweet orangey caramel malts, citrus hops, soft resins
Taste - big citrus hops, big hop flavour, more hop flavour than bitterness, soft background of sweet orangey light caramel malts
Palate - soft carb, thin body, hoppy quite bitter palate (not as bitter as I thought it would be at 125 IBUs), flavour seems to fall a bit in the middle towards the finish. Finish as main flavour with some lingering grapefruit hops
Overall - Itís surprising I didnít find it all that bitter. I think it would be better at a slightly higher abv to support the hops, there just seems something a bit missing in there. Itís still rather good though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1280) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2012
Aroma: Grapefruit, passionfruit and some strawberry notes - smells like a fruit smoothie!

Appearance: Hazy, bright amber body with a massive off-white head. No visible carbonation. Lots of sticky lacing.

Taste: Very fruity and hoppy. Not much malt character here. Citrus tang with a long, bitter finish. Lovely.

Palate: Medium body with an initially oily texture that leads to a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Flat carbonation.

Overall: A surprisingly intense flavour for a 4.0% ABV beer. Not as bitter as I was expecting for 125 IBUs.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
[cask at the Bow Bar, Edinburgh] Extremely hazy coppery brown pour, bordering on the opaque. Aroma is grapefruit and hop oil, extremely resinous. The flavours are earthy and woody from the base hop oils, alongside that walloping citrus. I know what Steveís aiming for, and heís nailed it with this - it really is a session beer for hopheads. I also know heís going to be adjusting the recipe slightly as he goes on - this was from the first run of casks he produced at Alechemy, after all. To be honest, it tastes like itís been overly dry-hopped. Either it needs less, or it needs more alcohol to balance things out - itís unfortunately a bit rough around the edges at the moment. The building astringency of the dry hop made me stop after a single pint - hopheads will love it, however! [11092012]

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mr_h (2757) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Cask by handpump at Halfway House, Edinburgh - cloudy orange / amber, thin bubbly white head, huge citrus / grapefruit aroma, orange / grapefruit flavour, bit cold, citrus aftertaste but not too bitter

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dbarrass (1) - - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
Donít get put off by the clowdyness, itís the hop oils. Well hopped, without tasting like washing up liquid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 Cask at cloisters ... copper ... thin white head ... big zezty citrus hop nose ... bitter zezty fruits ... light orange ... soft fruits ... light toffee ...long light bitter oily hop linger.3.5

cask at tap ... light hazy copper ... nice tight creamy off white head ... big citrus fruit hop nose ... big big orange ... juicy oily hop ... long bitter grapefruit hop finish nice 3.6


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