FROMTHEBOTTLE (18) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle A strange combination of brown and amber in the glass are topped by thick foamy head. Good foam retention. Aroma is of unused beer wort. Taste is at first malty, followed by distinct bitterness. Citrus and resin on palete. Have tasted some other beers from this brewery and really enjoyed them. this one falls short of the others.Hop profile is too bitter, not well balanced with the rest of the flavours.
rejtable (1545) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely on the sweeter side. Pours slightly cloudy Amber with limited had and spotty lacing. Nose is sweet caramel. Flavours of csramel dominate with some earthy bitterness and quite a bit of dark fruit like plums, also a hint of vanilla. Taste med bitter and med/light sweet. Full sticky body with lively csrbonation and a very agressive alcohol burn in the finish.
Freaky_tiki (698) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m judging the book by the cover here, with the lousy looking pour (a reddish brown with an impotent dish soap style foam) bring the rating for this otherwise decent brew down. I reread my reviews of the two other beers I’ve rated from this brewery & they BOTH make note of poor appearance in the glass. The conclusion: this brewery makes ugly looking beer. Odd. This is a throaty double IPA, with strong notes of pine, hops, booze & burnt sugar. The finish is a pleasing tree bark bitter with a long sustain that will turn some people off, but I find it is this brew’s strong point. Enjoyable.
hangunder (293) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells nice, but slightly subdued. Caramel malt, a bit of spicyness and some citrus hops. Hazy muddy color, with long lasting white head. Tastes decent, much more of the english style of double IPA (at least at it’s current freshness condition). Quite malty upfront, finishes with a bit of citrus flavor and a sweet malt character. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Does hide it’s alcohol level quite well.
OOKPIKABLE (153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with thick white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Tastes of same plus booze. Leaves tongue buzzing. Ok.
TheJester (2029) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Translucent copper with a small but sticky head. Light floral and mild citrus notes in the nose. Doesn’t smell big; smells approachable. The flavour is rather unique. There seems to be vanilla ice cream in there. (Not barrel vanilla). citrus and resin from the hops. Honey from the malts. Lingering flavour, bitterness and slight booziness at the end. solid body. Unique.
Spab (2669) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy coppers colour with large, creamy, sticky eggshell-coloured head. Aroma is quite spicy and floral with rich tropical fruit and caramel. Flavour is big on rich, sweet caramel, some interesting fruity notes, strong grainy character, some flowers and a little spiciness. Soft carbonation yields a silky mouthfeel. Nice.
ChristianHR (207) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice sweet smell of citrus, pine and orange. Pours clear amber with a nice white lacing head. The taste is nice with hints of grapefruit and burnt sugar.
Milter (225) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wauv. En dejlig øl, som virkelig smager. God humlesmag. Kan absolut anbefales.
KoNrRiI (639) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 bottle. Hazy, dark amber color and a big, white head. Aroma of hops, grass, leaves, and some citruses. Taste is lightly bitter, has a sweet presence of malts, and some sweet potatoes. Medium body, slick texture, and average carbonation. Finish is better balanced and generally tastier than the rest; moreover it does not leave much of the astringency typical for IPA’s. All in all a nice brew but nothing special; perhaps I am getting tired of strongly hopped beers these days.