DocLock (8698) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another awesome ale from my trade with Hogtown Harry. Deep copper pour, with creamy 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, noble hops, citrus, and cabernet. The flavor was piney hoppy and citric, with a form caramel malt and some tropical fruits. Silky palate. This is a very good ale, an ale I’d gladly drink every day of the week.
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 Auburn with a bit of head, most of which disappeared. Aroma and taste are both quite complex. The taste is complex, spicy, bitter...perfect. Wonderfully smooth, bitter finish. The world’s finest ale.
swiseman (451) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark amber in color; minimal head and aroma. strong initial caramel taste that trails off into fairly predominant hops and an almost dark chocolate finish. This was definitely a tasty surprise.
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a darker reddish amber with a moderate pearl head; moderate carbonation. Aroma of hops; notes of grass and herbs. Taste is slightly bitter with citrus notes; warms to a slightly sweet maltiness, notes of bread. Finishes with a glassy hop bitterness with malt undertones. Medium-bodied. Very tasty; a great session beer.
noctivagans (16) - - SEP 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My stand-by session beer. This is a great tasting pale ale. Fairly hoppy for a main-stream beer, with a good level of malty goodness to balance it out. For a widely available, commercially friendly, mainstream beer... you can’t expect much more. About as flavourful as a light beer can be. Solid.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
For a pale, incredibly malty. And particularly smooth considering it is an ale. Nice!
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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.
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!
jacktripper (20) - CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a fiery red with a lingering beige coloured head. Excellent spicy taste with a hint of orange and pine. Bitter finish leaves you wanting more. One of the finest Toronto-brewed beers around.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: HOPS! malty, spicy, rich, inviting, reminds me of spice cake, honey and toffee
Flavour: Big hop flvour, balanced bitterness equalled with strong malt character, crystal, biscuit, spicy hop flavour and a dry finish
Palate: medium full bodied, chewy, prickly carbonation which lightens the beer and increases it’s complexity
Appearance: copper-gold, low head with poor retention
Overall: Great beer, lots of hops and malt, rich but manages to finish with a dry profile despite the residual stickiness it leaves on the lips. Very complex and well done. For my money, the best beer from Ontario in a long while