AlainG (898) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 Bière de couleur cuivrée-orangée, légèrement opaque. Elle dégage, faiblement, une odeur de levure, de pain et de résine. Son goût présente une amertume bien équilibrée, ni trop ni trop peu amère, et s’accompagne d’autres saveurs disparates dont aucune n’est prédominante. Elle reste longtemps en bouche et laisse une touche sucrée.
UM02 (287) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice full bodied beer but lacking some hoppy bitterness to be a real IPA. Tastes almost like a cross between a cream ale and an IPA. If I ignore the fact that it is not bitter enough to be an IPA nor is it very intense as claimed on the bottle, it is still a pretty decent beer.
belandzio (20) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellente IPA au beau nez fruité et invitant. De couleur doré foncé, un peu voilée et avec un très beau col mousseux et collant. On remarque l’amertume qui est juste à point: très présente, mais sans exagération. Tout à fait dans mes cordes!
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A beautiful, frothy light beige foam covers the muddy dulled amber. Kinda mineral, earthy, spicy, woodsy (fuggles?) nose that remains on the subtle side for a proclaimed IPA. Heavy on the biscuity crystal malt side and almost with a torrefied more than toasty hint reminiscent of roasted almonds. Somewhere in the back, an undefined fruitiness, a bit apricot-like, wanders around. Not very sharp on the hop front, but well attenuated, especially that its relatively high level of carbonation makes it seem drier than it is. Not particularly appealing aroma for a hoppy beer though and it could use more than a bit of extra flavour brightness. All in all, not a product I’m inclined to buy more than once every few years as it is.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale amber pour. The aroma is very oxidized. Soft touch of diacetyl as well. Dry but not very good at all. Aged and kind of thin. Meh.
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very nice foggy amber body and a big off-white head that is indeed attractive for the dégustationally inclined. Soft sweet malt aroma and nothing else. Flavour is murky malts with an okay mouthfeel. It is very particularily, and extremely especially, average.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not yet a general, this English style IPA was most drinkable. It looked like a blonde with a frothing head, and tasted like a hoppy blond. Very drinkable. Bought in Sherbrooke.Mouthfeel was OK, could use less carbonation.
Metalchopz (2014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Second IPA rated of the night and my first from this brewer. Pours a clean amber colour with and off-white head that is big, has good retention and creates lacing all-around. Carbonation in this one is a bit more active (again with tiny bubbles). The scent though is not hoppy, but grainy. If you sniff enough, you can trace hints of grassy hop hidden in the bush. Taste of caramel malt with some fruit, and even harder to find the hop in this department. Wet mouthfeel, but medium-bodied. Not really bitter, and with the grain flavour in the aftertaste. Nothing wrong here, but laking in the hop section. An IPA that is above the Keith’s IPA but less bitter than most average ones (like the Simple Malt IPA I just rated before).
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: refreshing hop aroma , citrus top with sweet malts below . Refreshing and clean nose.
Appearance: murky amber look , large creamy top. Good looking. 3+
Flavour and Palate: Medium bodied. Citric leafy flavor with golden malts and berry to it, Light carbonation. Citrus at top end. Decent.13-2/20
czar (3253) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours clear amber with an ok-head. floral profile although not so present for the style. light bodied. little caramel malts, but overall meeeh.