Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. This beer is a bit of a full circle event for me as this was the first IPA that I had so many moons ago that made me like them hops. I must admit that this wasnít as bad as I thought it would be. Pours with a slight haze and is red/orange in colour. There are those hoppy citrus aroma with hint of pine cones but they are rather muted and simple. On the palate it is medium to full bodied, has those classic hoppy leafy notes expected from the style. Overall this is a rather simple but well done american styled IPA. Not the worst beer brewed in the region.
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a bit of hops and sweetness. Clear brown colour. flavour is a bit of hops with sweet and tartness. Not a lot going on.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had @ the Merchant Ale House in St Catherines, Canada - drinking this beer on draft .. . deep amber .. really great foam .. . deep bitter sap .. . a touch odd- just ok .. . i wanna gangbang these girly bartenders, no tip!
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with a little bit of white head. The aroma is quite citrusy and a little bit fruity. A touch of light bitterness on the finish. Slightly oxidized with a touch of light bitterness. It's an okay IPA but the bitter is a better brew.
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rob6239 (563) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Merchant Ale House. Pours hazy amber with thick foamy white head. Strong pine and flowery aroma that I love from an IPA. Taste mildly bitter and smooth.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this IPA, it had a nice hoppie tastem quite fruity. If I had to guess I would say they use a different hop for their main hop in the beer then most other IPAís I have had, it was a different IPA but it fit great for the style
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma was dominated by the hops. Aromas of pine, and citrus were there.
Hazy. One finger of head. Poor head retention. Copper/ amber in colour.
Good hop flavouring; grassy, a little bit of citrus, pine. Good hop bittering too. Enough malt to stand up to the hops so it is not out of balance.
Overall, Itís a nice juicy IPA
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Merchant Ale House. Pours a hazy orange hued amber with a medium sized tanned beige head. Big pine and citrus aromas. Medium bodied, light caramel, nice grapefruit tones, a slight off note of mineral and metal. Finishes up with a long grapefruit bitterness with a faint hint of caramel. Pretty solid.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1543-20080719] Tap. Brown paper bag hops aroma has fruity citrus hints. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Juicy bitter citrus hops flavour is not initially assertive but grows so with more sips. Medium body. Very nice hoppy brew.
(@ Merchant Ale House; St. Catherines, ON)
Overheard: "This is (their) best... by far."
glip (21) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely more English character to this brew, really should be a sub-style or something as I donít think itís fair to compare it to the west-coast IPAs. Lots of hop aroma in this brew, and a good bitterness in the mouth that was nicely balanced with a subtle malt profile.