Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber. Phenolic and a little bit woody aroma. Sweetish and caramelly, with hints of mint. Too sweet forcthe style and needs a real blast of hop.
Lubiere (11932) - 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 (10326) - 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.
jercraigs (9154) - 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
MartinT (8855) - 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.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5877-20131004] Tap. Grainy orange-infused aroma. Clea, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter grains and orange flavour. Medium body is quite bitter. Good, simple bitter. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ brewpub, Gatineau, QC)
blankboy (6919) - 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!
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub
Aroma: dry frontal aromatic hops , softer fruity notes behind. Mango and lime.7+
Appearance: hazed amber with lighter beige creamy top.
Body/Flavour/Palate: medium plus bodied with soft top, rich leafy , citric lime like hops. Clean , fresh approach. Smooth pleasant end. Solid brewing.
czar (6520) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught at the brewery. copper with slight haze, nice head. hint of caramel malts, floral and citrusy, medium bodied, moderate finish (length). very nice hoppy profile. good hop-malt balance, hint of sweetness and slight warming alcohol. great brew!
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some tangerine citrus on head. Pours clear reddish orange with good head and lacing. Finishes with good bitterness. Soft carbonation. Nice palate. Tap at brewpub.