DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with my brother-in-law. Deep burnt-orange colour, hazy, with a lively tan finely bubbled head. Aroma is, broadly speaking, floral and spicy. More specifically, there are notes suggestive of rosehips, strawberry, ginger, and burnt sugar. Flavour is sweet, with fruity caramel driving the palate, and soft floral and spicy elements adding complexity. Some fruit in here too, but definitely not citrus in my mind.... really tough for me to pin this one down. Fairly low bitterness. Amazingly complex, but not something I would categorize as an APA-- I don’t care what you call it, I loved it.
pintbypint (2973) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml brown bottle, corked. Gold-orange pour with haze. Big bubbly white head that leaves spotty lacing. Nose has caramel malt, light orangey and grapefruit notes with a light piney note. Taste has some caramel and earth notes, hops are a bit woody and citrusy. Mild lingering bitterness with earth, citrus and grass aftertastes. Mild, light mouthfeel with average carbonation. Seems a bit mellow, hops could be brighter.
AlainG (1545) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière de couleur cuivrée limpide ayant une mousse correcte laissant une dentelle éparse aux parois du verre. Arômes pratiquement inexistant, mais on arrive quand même à percevoir des notes citronnées et herbeuses. Un goût agréablement amer, sans bousiller les papilles gustatives, meuble bien la bouche avec des couches légèrement acidulées. C’est doux mais tout de même goûteux. (185-030312)
reebtogi (4885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head with great retention and some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains with some citrus hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some earthy notes and a moderate citrusy hop finish. Medium body and lively carbonation leave a nice feeling on the palate. A very well done pale ale that was tasty and enjoyable.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Had with a homemade spicy pizza. Pours a foggy orange-golden amber with a persistent white head. Smells of lemon and lime. Tastes of sweet citrus, oranges, lemon and lime. Very strong, persistent and sharo citrus bitterness. Medium to full bodied, frothy mouthfeel. Excellent bitter pale ale, went along great with my pizza.
jercraigs (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-02-17. Crisp dark orange large foamy off white head. Dusty malty aroma, light greenery light citrus. 6+ Flavour is similar earthy leafy green hops, muted citrus touches. 7+ Smooth average palate is nice. Okay. Bit muddled overall, possibly on the old side? Bottle from Dépanneur Tout-Près, Levis
Bendrixian (1338) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear colour, frothy brew with amber colour. resinous aroma and hops...some malts, an almost ketchup chips aroma. medium bodied good flavour, easy drinkin session brew.
Gethinbeer (2357) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper colour with a decent frothy white head and lace. Hop, malt flavour with hints of fruit and grapefruit. Tangy hop citrus finish. Herb and spice notes lingering afterwards.
Johnsense (1007) - - JAN 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Corked and caged bottle. poured golden with 2 fingers of head. rings of lacing. Aroma of Grapefruit, green apple, a bit musty. Taste the same- some citrus fruit, apple,lemon, caramel malt, wood, yeast. Balanced but some of the flavours were a bit off. Medium bodied. I love LTM but IPA isn’t their thing.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Nice copper pour with a small, firm white head. Green apples, pear and caramel on the nose. Lots of green underripe fruits in the taste. Soft carbonation with short bitterness. Not my thing