Metalchopz (2076) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this one a few months ago at Pub Italia, on cask. Poured a hazy amber colour with a frothy beige head, great retention and thick dirty lace all-around. Spicy hop nose with apple notes and light caramel. Wet, medium-bodied with a little dryness in the finish. Mild fruity malt taste with the hop bitterness in the finish. Gets stronger as it goes. Kind of soapy hops. A pretty nice beer from Kichessippi that has more hop than usual and less grain for them.
rejtable (1122) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask from Pub Italia. Pours dark straw, cloudy with a little head and lots of lacing. Nose grassy hops. Aromas of grassy hops some fruit, some light cereal malt. Mouth was creamy with medium carbonation. My favourite k beer to date, I think.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber ale with a thick light mocha head. In aroma, caramel malt with nice floral hops, grassy and piney, surprising for a german hop. In mouth, biscuir malt with grassy hops, bitter and mineral, well made.
cfrancis (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper brown with a small white head and small lacing. Aroma is wet socks with earthy wood. Taste is woody, small bitterness with a fair amount of bready malts. Pretty well balanced but not a hop that you want to showcase very much because the flavouring isn’t there. Also I believe Broadhead beat Kbeer to the punch in Ottawa let along Canada.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Consumed the day after purchase. Dark yellow with a big thick white head - looks great. Dry fruity yet slightly minty aroma. Taste - this is one pretty interesting hop. Huge bitterness right off the bat but balanced well with creamy mouthfeel. I have never tasted this hop before - pretty extreme up front with huge fruity bitterness, but also a minty finish - very interesting. Balances well with this body - I thought the alcohol would clock in way higher. Retains some German characteristics in taste but that hop kicks it way up - not sure it is an IPA, but what it is is unique, interesting, and delicious Well done Kichesippi.