LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at C’est What? Pours a clear dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, overall just lots of fruit. Flavor is also super fruity up front (but more sugary fruit vs. fruit juice) with caramel malt. A bit too sweet for me. It’s not very hoppy either, an unusual IPA. It just wasn’t for me.
Hungarian_G (87) - - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep copper with a huge four-finger head of pillowy off-white foam. Immediate and strong aroma of earth and yeast. Additional nose of sweet roasted and caramel malts. Very fine carbonation is paired with an immediate hit of hoppy, piney bitterness over the tongue. A second taste reveals more bitterness, slightly astringent, and some malt. Not overly floral or citrusy to my palate. Somewhat lingering and slightly astringent aftertaste finish things off.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Amber color, small head. Light aroma of caramel. Some caramel flavor, the hopping is partially resiny; it seems to be unfresh.
daniel0017 (370) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark amber body. small white head. strong malt nose. flavors: copper, metals, smooth malt and strong hops. aftertaste is bittersweet and lingers for a short while. mouthfeel is rich and warm. excellent overall, great craftsmanship.
punkska101 (789) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
275 ml bottle from lcbo A: earthy, citrusy, caramel, just a touch of roastiness in the finish. App: clear dark copper with small white head. T/p: Med body finish is of medium long duration. moderate carbonation. O: A little too heavy on specialty malts even for an English Ipa. Not bitter enough close to balance
dfearnley (729) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
275mL bottle wine glass
Piney and grapefruit aromas with a little apricot and alcohol. It's a clear deep amber with a small head but nice lacing. Taste is surpisingly fruity and tangy up front and with a malty and hoppy end. Being an IPA, the hops win out to a pleasant astringent bitterness.
JeffS26 (3) - - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great taste, and a smoother finish than other stronger IPAs. Very highly recommended!!
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice looking burnt orange colour with a lasting offwhite head. Aroma is certainly malt-forward, lots of caramel laced with darker sugars and toast, some mild hop character teasing in the background. Malty palate too, a little toasty, with earthy tea-like hops, a little marmalade. Not a hop bomb in any way, more of what I picture an English style IPA to be. Really tasty though.
sseb69 (1397) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 275 ml. 6.2%. Couleur ambrée foncée, brune, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de caramel, cassonade, herbes. En bouche, malt caramel, sucre d’orge, un peu de houblon. Faible comme IPA, ressemble plus à une Pale Ale anglaise.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, Caplansky’s. Golden-brown with a thick head. Earthy and lightly fruity aroma. Lots of malts here, too. Earthy, caramelly flavours with light toast. Decent bitterness (~45 IBUs?) but not expressive enough for an IPA. I like the beer, though. It’s well-balanced, earthy, and a good pale ale.