estover (59) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light red pour with little head. No lacing, clear, sparkling even, minimal head with white foam. Reminds me of a black IPA. Not nearly enough hop for me to call this an IPA. A good beer to introduce people to IPAs with out scaring them away.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from memories of too many bottles and draft I was pretty excited about this one when it first showed up because it was the first real IPA to be pretty regularly available in Toronto bars/LCBO. It pours a dark amber shape, nice lacing, etc. Aroma is sweet malts, grassy hops...earthy, with a bit of the citrus/grapefruit/floral character that I love in North American IPAs. It’s nice. Flavour continues that with a medium bitterness and the sweetness of the malts balances well with the grassy hops. Quite well balanced...resiny. The body is heavier than west coast style IPAs...this isn’t one of those. I find it hard to drink many of these in a session. It’s got a nice strong bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.
Dipso123 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean well made beer. Balance of hop n malt is well done. However, IMO as a PNW native this is more of an amber than an IPA (let alone a west coast IPA) - way too dark and not hoppy enough for an WC IPA. A very good mis-named beer.
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid IPA. Nice malt and hop balance, works great. I’d definitely have this one again.
Listigovers (369) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells foresty, plenty of hop resin. Dark amber with a thin offwhite head, looks pretty normal for a darker IPA. Taste is a good balance between hops and malt, gets more bitter as the taste continues. Dry aftertaste, moderately long lasting finish. A heavier bodied IPA, good for winter or fall drinking! Very Canadian.
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from sammy. Pours a clear light brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has mild fruits, bready malts, a hint of herbal hops and caramel. The flavor has bready/biscuity malts, mild bitterness with a a hint of fruit and herbal hops. OK.
rosenbergh (7399) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at C’est What?, Toronto, ON.
Dark amber colour with small white head.
Aroma: Mild fruity hops, no bitterness to mention.
Flavour: Fruity hops, dark maltiness and mild bitterness.
Short bitter fruity aftertaste.
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle LCBO. Very pleasant appearance, reddish brown with full, lasting off-white head. Rich aroma malts, citrus fruits. Full bodied, rich taste, pleasant mouth feel. Familiar IPA taste though less bitingly bitter than some. One of the better beers in this stylr that I have tasted to date.
bufordsbest (9) - - MAY 5, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
drank from a tulip: aroma is of caramel malts and toffee with a nice blend of fruity hops. nice frothy head that sticks around for a bit, clear reddish copper color. not too much in terms of taste, some malt sweetness, smooth restrained bitterness. medium body, soft carbonation and bitter finish.
Gethinbeer (2206) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Amber colour with a decent white head and lace. Malt aroma with a hint of floral hops. Rich syrup texture, fruit hop flavour. Well balanced beer. Tasty IPA. Lacks a bit of ooomppha but tasty.