lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une IPA très foncée, couleur cuivre patiné, mousse couleur crème, pétillance moyenne. Nez de caramel et de minéraux. La bouche est plutôt maltée, comme prévu, tandis que les houblons ferment la marche avec du fruit tropical et du sapiné. C’est tranchant, c’est amer, mais pourtant elle manque de mordant et d’originalité. Un peu trop mince peut-être, et surtout trop maltée. Correcte.
Johnsense (1352) - - MAY 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark almost reddish pour, good sized head. Sweet and grassy aroma and taste. Faded hop presence (where’s the date on these cans), caramel. Medium body. Will revisit if I can find a fresh sample
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
473ml can. Darker ipa, brown pour. Grainy and roasty aroma. Flavor is sweet, not all that hoppy caramel. Not a great ipa.
NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, darker than I expected. Has a lot of roasted flavor, kinda more of a dark IPA than a heavy malt west coast IPA but worth trying again
Tranquillity (1860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark body, but white head. Canned. The taste is fresh and with a lively hop.
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from LCBO. Pours a dark, clear, reddish amber. Head... don’t remember, it disappeared too fast. The nose is... pff, grainy, malty, where are the hops? Flavours slightly better with caramel notes, and some bitterness, but the overall blandness prevails. The carbonation seems too aggressive. What I have in my glass is a 30 point IPA, max.
I looked for the BB date but can’t find it. What the fuck? - So many times I’ve tried to find BB dates on cans and bottles bought from LCBO and so often they’re just not there. Other times, they sell beers with their BB due a month ago (for example: shelves full of old Stone IPA at Yonge/Summerhill). WTF, LCBO? Fuck this fucking system!
MarkoR (942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Queen’s Head (Leslieville) in Toronto. Pours a dark copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is nuts, hops, roasted malts, some caramel. Taste is similar, with some citrus and cereal. Pretty good.
Ferris (12746) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Sweet caramel malts and some citrus hops. Clear dark copper with a decent beige head. Lots of sweet caramel and light bitterness.
Alpha10 (618) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2015/07/22 - Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a thick, rocky, off white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, citrus, nuts, caramel and a hint of roast. Taste is cereal, earthy hops, citrus, mild resin, caramel and roast. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation and a juicy, moderately bitter finish. This was better than I had expected. Nothing extraordinary, but still very drinkable.
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Helsdon (351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from my local LCBO. A warm red-brown that’s not quite clear. Reasonable amount of dense off-white head. Nose with a solid amount of malt, mildly sweet with just some perfume and flower hops. Tastes like a solid brew. Dense malt favour of cereal, with lower, non dominating, hops flavour of flowers, and bitters. Very drinkable. Not really the hop-bombs of the current view of IPA but a nice beer.