obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber brown, clear. Some spice, hops melon, grapefruit, and roast nut nose. Med body with light hops, and a nutty quality throughout!
pintbypint (2642) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2006 341ml brown bottle. Brassy orange in colour. Full thick creamy head, slightly off white, good retention. Aroma of grapefruit/citrusy hops and some caramel malt. Good malt flavour, slightly earthy and chewy offset by grapefruity hops. Lingering bitter finish. Body is on the lighter side, carbonation is light. Nice session ale, solid all around.
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2004 Bought in retro "stubby" bottles. Pour reveals a dark amber-orange ale with a small white cap that laces out well. Aromas of sweet malts, grapefruity hop tone to the nose....good for a bottled APA. Front side is creamy with malt departure balanced well with tart fruity hopping (not bitter)...great balance.....finish is medium dry with the hops coming through but no bitterness....very well put together for drinkability...verrrry dinkable.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap in TO, a good beer. Copper color, with cream color head and good lacing. Complex and well balanced aroma and flavor of earthy malts and herbal/piney hops. A nice slightly bitter finish and feel.
presario (4648) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good amber colour with a lasting caramel coloured head. Nice aroma starts with a caramel quality then moves on to a full grapefruit scent. Very nice mouth feel as malt backs up the hops. Nice fading finish, bitter and tasty. Grapefruit and sweetness in the flavour and the finish. Could definately drink a few of these. Thanks Tupalev.
carnival (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this ale quite a bit. There was something strange about the after-taste, and then a friend had some with me and said something that hit me ... the after taste is like "Thrills" gum ... has anyone tried this gum (I know it was available in Toronto in the 70’s, not sure if it still it). I liked the after-taste, but it is definitley for a more seasoned pallet.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured body with orange highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma of pale malt and some american hops with little else. Light to Medium-bodied; Malty flavour with a nice hoppiness with floral qualities. Overall, a decent apa from canada! I got this pint on draught at a small pub in Toronto, Ontario and not in that stubby bottle pictured! I sampled this one on 09-April-2004 with my great friend Jeremy (jgb9348).
Gunny (41) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper/orange with a thick offwhite head. Some malt sweetness on the nose combined with resiny hops and an earthy, tannic element. The taste is predominantly peppery hops with some latent malt sweetness and a pleasant earthiness. The finish is citrusy and somewhat dry.
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2005 re-rate. We complain about the lack of hops here with our Ontario micro’s but here is a great example, and it is not a gimmick either. Wonderful hops in aroma, fruity. Some malt as well. Deep orange colour with a fluffy white head. Mouthfeel is a little thin and maybe a tad over carbonated, but there is a nice malt sweetness and caramel taste to back it up and a nice balanced dose of hop bitterness that lingers. A great balanced example of the style, well done guys.
Sammy (8719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did find some flavour in this brew, but had to ignore the metalic undercurrent. The flavour that needs to be brought out is a malty balance. Back to the lab, boys.