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Creemore Springs Mad & Noisy Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager



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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Mad & Noisy is a new small batch series from Creemore Springs Brewery, named after the two rivers that merge and flow through the village of Creemore. The first release is Hops & Bolts India Pale Lager, a Czech twist on an English IPA. Hops & Bolts IPL is a bit lighter than an IPA, but a bit fuller than your golden lager, featuring a pithy bitterness that blends to a silky balancing malt sweetness. In the glass, you’ll see a slight unfiltered haze which settles to a bright orange-cedar colour and a dense, lingering off-white head. The big hoppy aroma features a blend of light tropical fruits and bold piney and grassy notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terrybail (696) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
473ml can from the lcbo coppery orange pour big white soapy head hmm smells like a lager but better well does not taste like a lager nice bitterness not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Potts (9) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Pretty bold flavour. Lots of caramel in the finish. A fun good tasting beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1786) - - FEB 16, 2015
Draft. Gold with a 1 finger white head. Taste and aroma are floral and light citrus with a bready malt backbone. Light crisp mouthfeel. Very drinkable. I liked this. 1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OOKPIKABLE (143) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Pours amber with thick off-white head. Mild hoppy aroma. Taste of hop bitterness and malt. Nice oily mouthfeel. Lingering hop bitterness on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
dleblanc87 (11) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Nice look and smell but overwhelming taste of grapefruit and very tart/sour aftertaste... seems decent for summertime

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4749) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
Dark and dirty amber with moderate head and lace. Strong rough hop flavour with a medicinal finish. Some nice citrus in the middle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stef73 (290) - - JAN 4, 2015
de couleur oranger cette biere presente un malt legerement carameliser avec un gout de sapinage je trouve le mariage ne vont pas bien ensemble je trouve le caramel goute le vieux bois sa fait quelque fois que je goute ca je sait pas qu est qui fait ca mais c est pas tres bon

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle; orange with beige head; aroma-orange, hay, dandelion; taste- moderate bitterness, no sweetness, dry finish. Very decent lager

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (600) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy copper colour with nice beige head. Aroma is hops. Taste is caramel malts, hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4927) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Super hazy copper and bronze coloured body with a definite orange glow and a ridiculously large and microfoamed five centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking indeed. Aroma of alcohol, cardboard, pale malt, hop pellets, earth, funk and a bit of stale malt - odd. Medium-bodied; Chewy cereal and grain flavours of malt at first with a bit of a cardboard bite and some stale hop flavours showing only a touch of citrus flavours and not much else. Aftertaste shows a little cardboard and cereal flavour from the malt with a bit of alcohol bite and not much else - fairly mild and not inspired. Overall, a pretty dull beer with no hop flavours, no depth in flavours or complexity and just a stale malt flavour. I sampled this 625 mL bottle purchased from Marche Des Sauveurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 20-September-2014 for CA$5,29 sampled at home in Washington on 26-December-2014.

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