shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber with medium beige head, stringy lacing. Very deep grassy, citrussy aroma with a bit of toffeeish malts. I’m very happy to see a local micro with this much bitterness up front, which quickly melts into a slightly malty background. Sharp carbonation, a bit oily, a bit minerally. A solid, unpretentious, nearly British-style ale that could use a bit more oomph, but it’s still a very good example of the style.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is great with caramel, malt, hoppy. like a nice mild double ipa. pallate is thin and it is only mildy flavorful. like mixing a great ipa. with water maybe, not offensive, just a bit thin.
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper brown with an average white fizzy head. Aroma is moderately hoppy. Taste has a great balance of hops and malts, there’s just enough hops to satisfy this hop-head. A nicely balanced, great tasting Pale Ale. One of my favourites.
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a copper color ale with a huge off-white foamy head with pretty good retention. Aroma of floral hops mix with some bitter hops. Taste is dominated by bitter hops with some floral aspect also present. Wow, I’m glad there are more and more Canadian breweries that are brewing heavier hops beers then in the past.
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 ReRate fresh (non stubby silkscreened) bottle. This is more like it. Powerful and bold yet refreshing pale ale with substantial hop signature. Toasty malts add sweetness under grapefruity complex hops, Aroma more subdued than taste. Good.<P>
Stubby cold as ice, Betty’s. Very hoppy bite throughout although not pleasantly so. Malt does not balance the full-frontal mouth attack nor is the hop character so interesting (as it is in say Sgt. Major’s IPA) As the glass warms I find nothing more interesting to report. Not bad beer but for me it was tiresome, I was ready to order something else. 5/3/5/3/9 = 2.5
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from pintbypint. Poured a dark hazy orange with a slightly yellowish head. The aroma is flowery with brown sugar and oranges. The taste is slightly bitter toasted bread with some peanuts. Sticky mouthfeel. A nicely balanced APA.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Rich amber colour, thin sticky white head. Cascade aroma, some sweet caramel malt. Flavour is sweet up front, with bready and toasty malts mingling nicely with light citrus hop character. I would like a bit more hop aroma, but still quite good.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love that bottle. Pours a nice amber in color, fairly hazy, with slight head. Sweet malty aroma, syrupy sweet with a hint of citrus. Chewy mouthfeel. Lts of hops and malts going on here - toffee and caramel, orange and pineapple, very lively on the palate, sweet and sour in perfect harmony. A vey enjoyable brew. Well Done! Thanks to radiomgb for the brew!
Chugalug (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very attractive amber ale. Nicely hopped, with not too much complexity. Noticeable citrus notes. Quite smooth yet lively on the tongue--worth a sample. Reminds me of Anchor Steam.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2011 Nice amber ale with a thick off white head. Light hops in aroma. Extremely fresh malts and hops in mouth, with light citrus notes. Good bodied and well balanced. Excellent. March 5th 2005. Bottle.7-3-8-4-15 <BR>
As Tankenstein, dry-hopped, hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth British hops, light wood extract, caramel and malt. In mouth, a nice crisp malt woth British herbal hops, a bit thin but nice, very British. Cask, dry hopped, at Ottawa cask fest., June 26 2011. 8-3-7-3-13