robinvboyer (3955) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brewery gets some nasty ratings for their beers often, and to be honest, they are most of the time well deserved. This time though............I don’t agree. This is a decent IPA. There are some really nice hoppy aromas of citrus, and there is a big note of soapiness you get from high alpha hops. There malt backbone is a little lacking so the balance isnt 100% there. Butt the hops are floral, and juicy. The bitterness is a little on the low end, but overall, this is a decent IPA.
jgb9348 (5460) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy copper coloured body with a huge tan head that lasts and lasts - with even more head coming out of bottle! Aroma of fresh hops, coriander seed, curacao and a light floral bit. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops up front with floral and grassy notes more prevalent and a bit of malt and caramel behind. Aftertaste shows good complexity and a good character too. Overall, a nice beer - not super hoppy, but not bad at all...definitely nice to try! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased at Bonisoir (Depanneur Peluso) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 09-April-2009, sampled on 02-July-2009 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to GF parents. Clear orange, small white head. Light citrus aroma with herbal and dryness. Herbal flavor, light citrus, lemon, old hops. Medium to thin that was fizzy and watery. I would like to try this fresh.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. pours clear gold with white head. nose is floral and yeasty. flavors are floral hops, doughy malts, and yeast. spritzy carbonation.
Backle (8) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2009 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL Bottle:
Aroma : roasty, floral, alcohol,
Appearance: golden, hazy, frothy ample head - nice color
Flavor: light sweetness, strong bitterness
Palate: lively carbonation thin body, crisp bitter hoppy
Overall a good clean IPA
Lemony, Grapefruit bitter hops taste
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Sweet hop tang on the nose when first opened. Poured a very effervescent yellow gold with quite a bit of carbonation. 3 inches of foam took about five minutes to subside. Very burnt straw in the first sip subsiding to an earthy grassiness that is offputting in the finish. Overly carbonated for the style. Strange mixture of flavours that ends a tad too funky for me.
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Orange amber appearence with a nice creamy white head. Aroma: spruce, orange zest, hops and citrus. Flavor: spuce, spicy, pine, creamyand ginger. Palate: creamy bitter, fizzy with a dry finish.
jonas (6517) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber, champagne bubbles, nice offwhite head.
Leafy hops, light citrus.
Medium to light body, sparkly mouthfeel.
A bit catty aftertaste.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle). Hoppy aroma, without much fruitiness. Orange amber color with gigantic fluffy white head. Flavor is tart, musty, bitter, and distinctly unpleasant, with little of the usual IPA citrus appealing character.
Spab (3165) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops and some grass. Same things come through in the taste. Slightly bitter finish.