SoberDave (129) - 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 (4925) - .....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 (7671) - 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 (480) - 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.
ontbeermaker (1859) - 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 (5716) - 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 (5043) - 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.
danmalleck (26) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
John the brewmaster handed me a half pint of this the first time he brewed it and I just about fell over. Not only because John almost never gives free beer. This almost made me cry--it was like the Dragonís Breath Pale Ale from Kingston Brewing Company, but heartier. Very classic English IPA. Nice big hop nose (English, maybe Kentish hops, I donít know my hops, definitely not West Coast USA hops). Pours a light amber with, well, they give a little too much head at the Merchant, but I forgive them. Nice lacing, and hops all the way down. I just wish John had the capacity to keep this on tap more often. People like me drink too much of it. Johnís a pheonomal brewer.