Freaky_tiki (812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Victoria Day purchase at brewery bottle shop -- only 12 minute walk from my pad -- brings home this bottle. Hits the glass a sharp reddish brown with a small cap that disappears quicker than my attention span at a baseball game. A very middle of the road IPA: somewhat bitter, nothing more than a hint of tropical or citrus. Says on the label that it was bottled on April 10th & that just seems a little behind the times (uh oh, are on site sales sluggish?). The reviews here are either too high or too low & in true ratebeer fashion the truth lies somewhere in the middle. What makes it standout from the crowd is the almost rye-IPA style. If I were to consult on this brew my advice would be to slap the brewers hand when he reaches for the hops in a vain effort to get him to add more hops to the mix. Will buy again.
Niall73 (2286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at barhop, Toronto. Pours gold with a white head. Lovely big trop fruit aroma mango and passion fruit. Medium body, medium carbonation. Big bitterness alongside juicy fruitiness - orange, mango, lemon. There's pine and caramel too and a big resinous bitter finish. Nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at BarHop, caramel colored pour, piney hops, citrus notes, caramel malt backbone. balanced. decent IPA
crazy_cat_lady (252) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
May 14, 2014. Beer Mavens dinner at beerbistro. Very hoppy nose, smell a hint of sharp white cheddar? Orangey yellow colour, transparent. Whitish head. Very hoppy flavour. Trace of malt. Nice lacing. Citrus and pine aromas and flavours. I find it lacks depth.
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop. This one is better than it’s rated here. It’s clearly an IPA in aroma, taste, and finish. But there is a nice spiciness to it that differentiates it from the crowd. Almost like a rye-PA. Definitely above average, this one deserves to be more widely available.
mcberko (10069) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Volo, pours a fairly clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out resinous and piney hops, and just enough biscuity malt. Flavour is similar, bringing out quite a potent resinous hop profile, along with piney hops, and biscuity malt. Really well-balanced and really hoppy. Excellent beer.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5336-20130504] Cask. Caramelly toasted grains aroma. Slightly hazy, brown orange body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter herbal citrus flavour has a toasted caramel background. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(IPA Challenge @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Spab (2880) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery open house. Pours a clear copper/amber colour with modest-sized off-white head. Aroma is grainy malt with some caramel sweetness and leafy, citric hops. Flavour is lightly toasty grains, caramel, fruit and a fairly punchy green, citrusy hoppiness. Quite bitter in the finish. Solid IPA.
robinvboyer (3619) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Bar Hop.
Hazy orange pour, big eggshell head. Thick, sticky lacing on the glass......a good sign. The aroma is a huge dose of grapefruit, and some subtle pine. The mouth feel is bang on, and the carb is great. The Finish is a punch to you palette of huge hops. High bitterness in the end, with a great grapefruit finish. loved it.
torontojay (25) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Wren on Danforth. NIce aroma, hint of cirtus. Mid-bodied palate, created a nice mouth-feel. Bitterness builds, and left a slightly disagreeable aftertaste. I also would classify as "meh."