Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, - OCT 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This IPA poured a medium amber colour with a big, white, foamy head. Nice lacing. To the nose there are scents of malt, dough and grass? First sip was smooth with flavours of floral hops with a med/high IBU. Finish is bitter with a light malt, heavy hop flavour lingering.
garthicus (2755) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at Volo. Appearance: Cloudy orange, small white head. Aroma: Grainy, bran aroma, sweet with cheese (?) Flavour: Sweet, grainy, sweet and with some corn and wet paper. Not great.
blankboy (6364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask at Volo IPA Challenge. Pours a cloudy orange with a small lasting bubbly white head. Sweet and grainy aroma, a bit sour as well and with some vegetal notes. Flavour’s somewhat sugary sweet along with paper, corn, grain and again, vegetal notes. Average bodied. Not very good.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2012
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
[4393-20120421] Cask. Old wet cheddar cheese aroma has a hint of green bean vomit spread on a fresh sourdough bread. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Grainy corn mush flavour, not much to it. Medium body is quite flat. With such an aromatic lead up, I was expecting something horrible but it’s mostly just the aroma that’s awful. (2-/3/6/3/7) 2.1
(#2 IPA Challenge @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012-04-21. Lightly hazy pastel orange with a small frothy off-white head. Odd aroma of chick peas, pea soup and vegetation, earthy and weird, it is off-putting. Flavour is similar, pea soup and vegetation, light bitterness. Average to light bodied palate,very little carbonation. 2+ Did not care for this one at all. Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge
Lubiere (10654) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber IPA with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, strange boiled veggies, grassy malt, no hops. In mouth, a smooth grassy malt with with herbal hops, smooth bitterness, oily mouthfeel. Cask at Ontario Cask IPA Challenge, April 21, 2012.