Eructoblaster (2743) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark amber body with a thin off-white creamy head. Nice, complex malty/hoppy aroma with spruce, grapefruit, and pineapple hints. Sharp hoppy taste that carries fruity and subtle woody notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Very good IPA.
LadySusan (716) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brasseurs du Temps. First the color is amber with a thick beige head and lace. The aroma is very hoppy and bitter. The taste is what an I.P.A. should taste like, hops and more hops the bitterness of citrus fruits along with some sweetness.as for the aftertaste it is good and long lasting.
GRM (2692) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, 12 ounces, paid by Denis, savoured on July 15 2009; eye: caramel with a reddish hue, rich, tiny ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: hops, citrusy, citrus, grapefruit, caramel; mouth: hops, citrusy, dry, grapefruit, astringency, malt, light caramel, dry finale in hops with presence of malt, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, medium body, mild astringency, slightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Verre, 12 onces, bue sur place, savourée le 15 juillet 2009; œil : caramel avec une teinte rougeâtre, riche, petit anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, citrique, citron, pamplemousse, caramel; bouche : houblon, citrique, sèche, pamplemousse, astringence, malt, léger caramel, finale sèche en houblon avec présence de malt, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, astringence moyenne, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep golden-orange with a small diminishing creamy white head. Nice aroma, it’s hoppy but also unique, along with lots of leafy hops there’s some sweet fruit, pepper, caramel malt and a hint of alcohol. Delicious flavour: Dry, slightly spicy hops along with some fruit, caramel malt and with a big bitter finish. Average bodied. Very good!
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009-11-17. Crisp orange amber body with a modest foamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, leafy hops, notes of herbaceous vegetation. 6+ Flavour is similar with strong vegetation notes to the hops that vary between nice and a bit off putting Pleasant bitterness, odd fruity character. I have tasted something quite similar but can not recall where. Mild resin. Touch of pepper?? No citrus to speak of. Malts are supportive. 6+ Average palate suits it. Perplexing. (Edit - this does not seem much like the beer previous raters describe which is disappointing. Different batch? Old? Who knows) On tap at the brewpub
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. At the brewpub. Clear amber-copper with a solid creamy lasting beige head (4-). Dry and leafy aroma, medium roast cereal grain and plenty of bitterness, mostly a slightly funky/floral variety - no alcohol presence at all. Incredibly dry flavour, slightly burnt oily grain, but mostly burnt-bitter leafiness, and man does it last a long time - long, long finish to this one. Average body, very astringent, quite intense on the palate - very solid, but the scorched character wears on the palate a bit after a while - still a solid brew.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewpub on tap (12 oz), the first of November 2009. Honey red, good head. Resinous and bitter hop aroma, notes of spicy berries. Delicious taste of hops, notes of peaches, good bitterness caressing that is my palate. An IPA of high class!
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Coniferous and leafy hops grace this personable India Pale Ale, as caramelized and toasted grain balance everything out. This is very flavorful and accessible, straddling English and American stylings.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the amber-tinged copper.
-The hops are also citrusy at times, ending up in a levelled resinous bitterness.
-Malts are superbly extracted here, as they are in all of their beers.
-The mouthfeel is nourishing yet quaffable, and moreover superbly polished. This reminds me of Siboire brews (to name another highly professional Québécois brewpub).
On tap at the brewpub.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 Aroma is very hop, and floral. Taste is hops with a good amount of bitterness. Caramel hints with fruit. Very enjoyable.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A few samples at the brewpub- A deep copper, pours a frothy eggshell cap. A hoppy nose consists of fresh leafy greens and floral notes. Pine and citrus meet caramel and rye. Tastes ultra hoppy, with good bitterness. Bublegum and caramel, orange and grapefruit, a bit of pine, Very good overall with good lengthy finish. Merci Larry, Merci Dom!