neuromatt (1140) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can at the Hart House Craft Beer Festival, served in a tasting glass. Pours hazy caramel with a small tan head that fades slowly to a thin remnant, leaving a small amount of fine lace. The nose has medium citric and piney hop notes paired with toffeeish malts. The flavour is medium bitter with intense citrus peel and some pine. The finish is long and bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a decent piney-citric bitter IPA on the darker end of the IPA spectrum. 2014-07-31
Ferris (3944) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Bitter grapefruit, earthy and slight skunk with a caramel back bone. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Light bitter orange peel and a long bitter finish. Not that great.
HippyHop (88) - CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice caramel colour with a bit of off-white head. Nose is faint: faint caramel, some sweet citrus if you breathe really deep, a hint of pine. Taste is caramel, candied orange, some spicy/peppery notes, and a pineyness that doesn’t reveal itself until the beer is halfway to your bladder. More of an American/British IPA hybrid in my books. Tasty and drinkable, but lacking the hop punch I was expecting (and those 65 IBUs take a loooong time to appear).
Niall73 (1717) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from lcbo. Pours an amber colour with a white head. Light lemon, light caramel. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Orange, bitter lemon, pine, light wood... Decent.
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BrewGoblin (284) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exactly my go-to IPA but it holds it own and it is just a fine tasting beer regardless of style. Curious be the smell, leather basement and pine. Not at all your typical IPA but seeing as I have had more of that style than any other it is refreshing to challenge the norm. Tastes of honey, pine, some alcohol and caramelised grapefruit. A nice medium body and mid-soft carbonation with a slightly slick feel help this enjoyable IPA down.
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Quite a different take on an IPA compared to others I have had. Poured a hazy copper colour with frothy off white head that stuck around the whole time. Aroma was of leather, earth, and pine. Tastes of big pine, resin, moss, but also had a strong caramel malt backbone. Had a medium slick mouth feel with a refreshing bitterness near the end. The malt stood out quite a bit, but I did enjoy the piney and resin taste from the hops instead of the tropical citrus taste that I am use to. It kind of felt like an old IPA all earthy and what not.
bigjim99 (12) - brampton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Highly disappointed. Heard many great things and tasted mostly only bitter. No enticing aroma that im used to with IPA. Maybe I had an off batch
terrybail (598) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Cinco de beero in Chatham
Pours a nice hazy copper Nice slight bitterness sweet finish
lesifflebiere (1253) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière à la fois rouge, brune et orangée, bien trouble et à la mousse blanche tenace ; en nez, on retrouve des houblons fruités et sapinés. Au goût, elle rejoint le malté annoncé à l’oeil (mi-épaisse et trouble) plutôt que l’amertume clamée au nez. Pourtant bien pourvue en plantes vertes, elle penche cependant, comme bien des concoctions canadiennes-anglaises, vers les pale ales fortement houblonnées et maltées, peu fruitées au goût, plutôt que de franches et tranchantes india pales. Autrement dit, on aurait apprécié un peu d’audace, mais elle est très agréable.
deepeary (104) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber, fairly clear, white head. Smells like peppery hops, citrus and pine with sweet bready malt. Sweet malts on the taste, balanced bitterness. More of a malty IPA, less hops than expected, but still a good beer.