dandeman (598) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy nose with discreet citrus and orange notes. Aroma is not sticking out much and I had to dig hard to find some hazel nut.
Appearance is golden amber, half clear, head is creamy, thick, long lasting and with nice lacing.
Taste: Attack is dry and hoppy. Malted notes are taking over after with hazel nut, cereal and hay. Grain is the main accent for flavors. A good APA; not exceptional but OK. Reminds me country beers like ’’La Chouappe’’ beers.
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy amber,small white head.Nose of carmel malt & salt. Musty fore, sweet malt mid. Medium length and strength hop finish
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark orange, ample lingering head. Aromas of citrus hop (esp grapefruit). Some malt background, but it is mostly the hops. Not aggressively bitter. Some unexpected yeast character. Refreshing/drinkable.
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biere ambrée a 5% alc. 375 ml.
Bonne présence du houblon.
Goût léger de caramel et d'epices.
Pas de caractère spécifique, mais très bonne biere dans ce style.
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mathieuc (1731) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall: carbonation is over the top (it should not be that high). This is how I like my APAs though: not sweet and hop forward. The choice of hops could maybe make this product shine more as I believe that these hops are not meant to be showcased as aroma hops but more for their bittering properties. Bitterness level is just fine though, cleans the palate alright. Nice packaging too now, these 375ml bottle are made for homebrewers: labels peel easily and the bottles themselves are nice looking.
Gerbeer (2169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GCBF. Pours an orange/brown with light head. Aroma of malt and lemon furniture polish. Flavors of yeast, light malts, a bit of spice and vegetable notes.
BeerGolem (727) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 375 ml. Bought at Peluso (Montreal). Pours clear amber with medium creamy beige head. Some lacing. Lot of bobbles. Aroma: grapefruit, hops, slight caramel. Taste has a very strong earthy bitterness (too much for my taste). Spicy finish. Long aftertaste. Dry finish. More like an IPA than an APA it seems to me. Ok beer, not much more...
mcberko (8115) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brouhaha, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of light biscuity malt and lightly floral hops - very subtle. Flavour is pretty standard for an APA, with some biscuity malt and slight honied notes. Light-bodied and unobtrusive, but not overly refreshing or pleasant. OK.
Marheb (2785) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 Les notes herbacés classique aux interprétations Québécoises de ce style de bière m’agace un peu mais bon...ça semble être la norme. Les agrumes et la mangue sont également présentes mais en support seulement. Une amertume générique vient couvrir le tout. Correct
Spab (2678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours a clear orange/amber with large, slightly sticky, ivory-coloured head. Aroma is citrusy/floral hops, caramel and some graininess. Flavour is lemon and floral hoppy notes, caramel and graininess/breadiness. Modest bitterness in finish. Solid.