Quevillon (2210) - 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 (6928) - 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 (1764) - 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!
09maso3 (70) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a solid IPA. It had a good citrus hop aroma as well as an intriguing peachiness. This persisted in the taste and was very pleasant. Bitterness was average for an IPA but the peachiness really complemented it. Dry bitter finish. above average
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub: Medium copper color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of medium bitter hops with subtle floral aroma. Taste is a nice enough mix between some caramel malt with a finish that includes dry and slightly bitter notes. I though body was also a bit thin on this one with some good carbonation. Not bad though a bit more hop in the profile would have benefited this one.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark clear amber IPA with a thin creamy off white head. A nice British hops aroma, fragrant, orangey, smooth and classy. In mouth, a nice hoppy ale with sweet notes, grapefruit hops. Rich and smooth. On tap at brewpub July 21 2009.
Sammy (7029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed with the brewer at the brewpub. Unfiltered, 60 IBU. Good orange citrus, a tad of grapefruit. Warrior hops.