DerWeg (1392) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 ** re-rate ** half pint today 01092008 at pub was cleaner without sweet stickiness, and really nicely hopped. I uprate plus .1 palate, and plus .2 overall. This is now a more-ish pint!! ** Half pint at the pub! Nice big hop expression is inegrated in an appealingly creamy overall profile that ends with caramel malt sweetness that is just a touch cloying. Very decent effort!
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Golden brown, slick oily white head. Nice hoppy nose - way more hops than expected, given that the cask version didnít have these at all. - Very citrus and very nice. Wonderful hoppy taste - big hops, again, more than expected (is this the same beer as the cask version?? They sure seemed to be a lot different). Hops were slightly citrusy, but backed with adequate malt (could have used a little more body). Thin to medium mouthfeel, but lots of malt does come through in the finish - slightly sweet. An excellent Ontario English pale.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly hoppy nose, light amber, tiny cream head, lots of lace. Faint hops flavour, some good malt afterwards. Light bodied, quite bitter, very easy drinking. Decent.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draught. orange-golden body with a very small white head. prominent hop nose with faint butter and fruit notes. mild carbonation. quite an astringent hoppiness for an EPA and lacking in the malt department. dry bitter finish.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavor:Hi bitterness and light caramel flavor...
jercraigs (6475) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Re-Rate RBSG 2005 voyage home. Golden yellow body, small white head. Medium-big hoppy aroma, caramel malt underpinnings and moderate citrus. Flavour has a pleasant hoppy bitterness and muted malt. Citrus up front gives way to a sweet fruitiness in the finish that doesnít seem to entirely fit in with the established flow. Average palate, smooth. 7+/3/6/3+/12-13 - 3.4
<P> Original Rating Light golden amber, small off white head. Nice moderate hoppy aroma, with sweet floral notes. Well balanced hops and malt in the flavour. Average palate. Quite drinkable but didnít excite me much. I expect it deserves a second chance with more time and and a larger portion to sit with. Nice beer. 6/3/7/3/15
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnished copper; earthy hop nose; robust woody bitterness, punctuated by caramel. The golding influence is less overt here than in the former Hart-brewed rendition.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I believe the best of Kingston. As time was passing, sun was going down my Halibut fish dipped in whip cream al la Honey Jam was on my table. Just ask Josh he knows how happy I was to have this extra rare meal. Oh, yes IPA. True to its style maybe a bit understated but went great together with my meal (see above).
CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) I was informed by our server that Kingston Brewing licensed out the production of this beer to Hart's Brewery of Carleton Place; though the recipe is the same let me tell you that the added care Kingston Brewing takes has a huge impact on the flavour. Pours a medium, soapy looking head and a toasted golden body. Nice aroma of hops and slight fruit. Flavours of hops with a mild melding of malt. Good!