TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The second of the three beer in the Volo Sampler from September 14, 2006. It was a 5 oz sample that poured a nice golden amber colour with an off-white head that did not last very long. There was minimal or no lacing in the glass… may present more readily in a larger sample as the glass was cleaned prior to pouring. There was moderate carbonation present in the beer as there were 4 or 5 columns bubbling up while resting. The citrusy hop notes hit the nose right up front and keep on running. The first taste brings it full circle tasting remarkably like a fresh ruby red grapefruit (and thus continues my love affair with hops…) The beer slides on to your tongue like a cashmere glove and then tricks you when the carbonation shows its head and prickles the back of your tongue on the way down. It’s like drinking a fresh glass of grapefruit juice (with a kick!)
Rcr84 (33) - CANADA - OCT 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - Nice amber color. Aroma is full of bready malt and earthy hops. Flavor is full of hops, surprised me at first but they are well balanced. Has to be at least 40 IBU’s. Overall a solid ale, my stomach will be seeing this one again.
MegaManC (31) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great dark golden-red colour. Flavour has a nice smokiness, with a very present but not overwhelming bitterness. Very full-bodied and satisfying. The best Canadian beer I’ve tried so far. Highly Recommended!
emjay (30) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a large white head, which disappears quickly but leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma shows that this beer is generous with the malts and hops - lots of floral and citrus cookie. Cookies and spices and oranges in the taste, with a pure grapefruit aftertaste. Lightly carbonated... pretty smooth. Not a bad brew at all.
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.
boobooi (28) - - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep copper-red colour. Very nice aroma. Has a bit of a sharp taste to it at the beginning. Overall I like it.
speedywinger (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Off white head on orange tinted amber body. Aroma is malts, caramel, grains and some fruity hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malts with a hoppy, dry, slightly soapy finish. Nice beer...one of the best at The Beer Store in Ontario.
EHGsean (28) - CANADA - MAY 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m on board with "chicagodri" on this beer. Sometimes you have to search pretty hard at the local Beer Store to find something interesting. Tankhouse has a great hop profile with some spice to the finish.
BostonFox (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Tried every beer at the brewpub and this was easily the best.....oh wait, the coffee porter was pretty good too.
Nice hopiness...especially for the sleepy Ontario beer market....I find the mouthfeel a tad cottony which is a little off-putting but otherwise solid.
Previous comparison to Budweiser American Ale is a little harsh - I think this beer is far superiour.
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is malty with some piney hops.
Looks copper in colour. Nice thick rocky head.
Tastes both malty and hoppy. Good balance. Nice bitterness. Some pine, citrus, grass. Caramel, toffee.
Medium bodied. Average carbonation.