Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home, from my Minneapolis Town Hall glass. Pours deep orange with a garnet flash. Moderate to thick off-white head, decent lacing. Nose is grassy hops, some grapefruit, some lemon. Flavours of spicy grapefruit, preserved lemon, and dried orange rind, along with a bit of spicy yeast, and a full, oily, malt presence. Decent, but eminently forgettable.
glennmastrange (2044) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop aromas of cereal and caramel, flowers and spruce, faint soap for the yeast, with hints of dried fruit. Head is small, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes lightly to moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. Well balanced aromas and fantastic flavors in this American Pale Ale.
dresden (670) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour. Aroma of floral hops and caramel. Taste is a bit of grapefruit, and a bit of burnt sugar. Very sessionable! Thanks Pat!
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark amber-blond under a persistent beige foam; nice lace; a robust hoppy aroma with notes of flowers and honey; quite full-bodied and rounded palate; moderate carbonation; very tasty and fairly bitter; long flowery and dry almondy finish
VincentL (255) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonne Pale Ale, amertume dominante mais caramel bien présent. Perdu mess notes... Je vais devoir la ré-essayer. Hon!
jaghana (3300) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @mondial de la bière. A clear amber beer, nose is on caramel and hops. Aroma is on a classic pale ale, well hopy with resin notes at the finish, good body, malty, good stuff, nice hops bouquet, enjoyable.
UM02 (287) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would like to try the bottled version of this because I had this on tap at St-Bock and my impressions certainly differ from the most positive reviews here. Did not taste much like a pale ale to me but rather the taste of unmalted barley. No hop bitterness and tastes like cereal. Was the poorest beer I drank in an evening at St-Bock.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. pours a medium dark golden with a nice head, good retention and lacing. malt depth, biscuity. light to medium hopping - floral-citrusy-grassy - nice! medium body, oily mouthfeel. very good brew.
TheJester (1656) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle. Clear copper with a small beige head. Mild aroma of floral hops. Flavour is better than the aroma, and more complex. More pineapple and citrus than the nose, and there is almost an Alt note to the malt profile. Quite interesting. Solid body.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the brewpub, enjoyed as part of their "compass style" degustation tasting tray. Clear medium gold, ropy lacy white crown. Intense tropical fruit, especially ripe papaya. Lively fruity palate, some floral perfume, moderately bitter finish.