Brewed by Junction Craft Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Editor’s note - Hoppercar is a dry-hopped version of Conductor’s Craft Ale We used 5 different malts from Germany, France, Britain and Canada to give Conductor’s a biscuity, toasted, caramel base, and a combination of 5 different hops from Germany, the Czech Republic and the Pacific Northwest of the USA. To finish the beer we designed and built in-house a ‘hopback’ mechanism that infuses the hop aromas into the beer in line from the kettle as the beer goes into the fermenter. We use whole leaf hops of Cascade and spicy German Tetnanger in the hopback to provide a unique and intense hop aroma that is familiar but uniquely presented.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, - NOV 10, 2012
On tap @ Milos Beer Emporium: pours a burnished gold color, with a small white cap that does not last long. Aroma is lightly fruity with citus and sweetness. Flavor follows aroma - lightly sweet, lightly hoppy, clean fast finish - inoccuous bordering on bland. Nothing really stands out here. An entry level craft ale at best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2622) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Can. Light citrus and brown sugar aroma with some musty cardboard and cream. Almost clear copper under a lasting, off-white, lacy blanket. Flavour is quite bitter and earthy, like an English IPA, with cardboard/oxidized accents that play off the bitterness. Light stone fruit notes. Medium light body, moderate to medium carbonation, fairly crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BartmanDrinks (12) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Looks a nice translucent amber, smells evenly of roasted malt and tastes like you just expertly coupled the bar car up for a long haul on the rails.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1383) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Boisson orange rougeoyante à la mousse généreuse, au nez en houblons fruités et en sucres, avec une apparence limpide et une texture mince. Bouche assez amère, sans aller jusqu’à une IPA mais tout de même intense ; les malts ferment la marche avec du sucre d’orge et du boisé. Une pale ale goûteuse, à la consistance parfaite, qui pourrait y aller un peu plus mollo sur le sucre mais qui demeure très bien faite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (304) - - SEP 8, 2014
Pours clear copper with a decent white head, leaving behind a fair amount of lacing. Moderate carbonation. Aromas are of bready malts, caramel and grains and cereals, and a hint of honey. Tastes are sweet breads, toffee, and a slightly bitter finish. Better than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (237) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
473 ml can from the LCBO. Pours a clear copper with white head. Smells bready, spicy malt, hint of citrus. Taste is dominated by tasty toasted malt, with some bitterness present. Herbal notes as well. Nice ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1974) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draught at Kennedy public house. Copper pour with thin head. Aroma is caramel and herbal hop. Soft carb, caramel medium sweet with light herbal woody hop. Low bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
Can. A really nice glowing amber pour with a thick foamy light beige head. Spicy malts, possibly rye & spelt, soft cocoa & citrusy lemon hop notes. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel & a sharp finish. The taste is a clean bitterness, nutty caramel malts & lots of lemony citrus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steasdale (2) - Toronto, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Very enjoyable session ale. ..pours medium golden with nice frothy head. Mild hop nose with a great malty flavour... some nuttiness too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (675) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Can bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a really good malty ale. Copper brown color, malty and som floral aroma, taste malty with a bitter finish. The hops was not so present in this beer. A tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2031) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Canned sample. Pale copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of fresh cut pine, white grapefruit pith, and toasted malt. More conifer notes in the mouth, along with mild citrus and a grainy finish. Moderate bitterness, medium bodied, and virtually no sweet caramel notes. Not bad overall.

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