mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brownish amber colour. citrus hop and slightly melony aroma. good mouthfeel. for sure a hoppy beer, but there is a good firm malt flavour. somewhat berry-ish sweetness turning to bitter citrus in the finish. a great pale ale that's big and hoppy without being out of control.
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mill Street's best, IMO. Creamy, complex flavours, attractive copper colour. Elements of fruits, hops and nuts. Very unique character and thoroughly enjoyable.
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-copper colour with a creamy off-white head. Big, rich aroma of dark fruity hops and earthy malt. Flavour is somewhat nutty and woody with an outstanding burst of fresh citric hops. A brilliantly executed example of the style.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Bottle 341 ml
Pours bright amber brown with handsome pillow like top (long lasting presence)
Front welcomes you with good dose of green bitter hops (blend of citric, green leaf and minerals), sweet brown malts are found below.
Medium bodied with straight forward bitterness, raw twig. Light earthy tones with sweet honey and brown malts. Subdued yet fairly clean finish. Overall quiet rich brew that in more characteristically of stronger brews. Flavour and set up did not carry that well in time so its finish was a bit let down. Still I can very well recommend over all solid IPA that is.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-tinged dark amber; aroma shows rich fruity hoppiness (cherry, plum), plus woody notes, and lightly smokey crystal malts. Nicely balanced beer...grapefruit, wood, chewy earthiness. The crystal almost gets out of hand, but not quite. Fresh-tasting, with a lingering bitterness. Not as bombastic as Alpha King, nor as straightforward as SNPA, this is a fairly unique rendition of the style.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more assertive than their organoic lager. Good hops and bitterness combines with darker malts to give an excellent package.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was expecting something plainer when I had this. This is my favorite of the Mill Street line. Dark copper appearance with a nice off white head to go with it. Nice aroma. Beautiful bitter that was very palatable. Anticipating the take home version. Not as good as the Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
I've had recently but for something local and more easily attainable it will have to do.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy, orange aroma, copper, with a medium sized vanilla custard head. Quite a hoppy flavour, nutty, eathy, terrific bitter taste as well. Bitter, dry, another fine beer from these folks.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper w/ fluffy tan head. Nice fresh leafy, citrus nose, lots of body, and one of the best structured pale ales I've had in a while--hops and malt in perfect synchronicity (I know I'm misusing the word).