dfearnley (730) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL to tulip
Pine, grapefruit, cherry, and light alcohol. Cloudy and sludgy brown with a thin off white head. Slightly acidic with a nice bitterness. Medium bodied, silky and creamy.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet malts with some slight grains. Brown muddy not particularly pleasant looking, but a nice off white persistent head. Bitter and sweet with grains and malts in a nice balance. Nice mouth feel, but a chalky after-taste.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650mL bottle, split several ways, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of dry fruit, English malt and some caramel. Flavour brings out the dry caramel malt on top, with some red berries, and leaves quite a bitter astringency on the finish. Quite dry and almost zero carbonation, but in the way that makes you wonder whether there wasnít a problem with the bottling process. Good flavours, but it doesnít hold together well and the carbonation is a detractor. Decent, but flawed.
manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bomber. Pours a very dark reddish brown, almost ruby in the light. Head is ample cream that recedes to a thin ring. Aroma is a biscuity malt some brown sugar, faint caramel and hops. Taste is very full palate with hops punching through first followed by a bready, biscuity malt. Sharp hop finish. This beer was better the first time I tried it but still pretty great and certainly the best Iíve had from this newish brewery. Solid.
WheatKing (1137) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Is there a "The" in their name or not? Whatever.
This to me is an English IPA with West Coast hops. Itís not especially strong, but the flavour is definitely there, and the malt packs a bit of a punch compared to most English IPAs. Not thin whatsoever.
The kerning on the label is absolutely terrible but thatís not what weíre rating... but still, get a professional designer, guys, itís worth the investment. Most people buying your stuff at the store arenít beer geeks reading this site, theyíre deciding within a few seconds while browsing the fridges.
Capflu was right, of course, saying thereís a smokey oily palate and thatís what makes this different from most other IPAs... I guess itís where the "Red" matters more than just appearance.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, clear mohogany-brown with hints of red. A thin white ring of foam but not much in the way of a head, but no matter. Sweet fruity malt-extract aroma, cloying and unpleasant. This carries into the first few moments of the taste, but a decent hop wallop balances things a bit. As it warms, diacetyl is a little more obvious in the finish. Mild carbonation and a thin body. This is oddly quaffable in the right circumstances and probably would have tasted better on-tap.
lupurus (3) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried in bottle, purchased at Cascadia liquor in Victoria BC. True to its name, pours a beautiful deep cedar colour with a light clinging head. Big west coast hop bloom on the first sip which is quickly superseded by a heavy, syrupy scotch flavour. Red ales arenít my favourite but this one may well find a place in my beer rotation. Major kudos to MUW for branching out from english session roots, not to mention the great looking label, another departure from previous releases.
RumRunner101 (643) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky brown. Aromas of tropical fruits and citrusy hops. Nice full bodied IRA with a good hop and malt balance. Finish is nicely hopped. Well done MUW.
LarryBeast (445) - - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Opens with a wonderful aroma of hops. Has a hearty, malty finish that doesnít linger the way some reds tend to do. High on flavour; great straight from the tap.
CapFlu (4316) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub on March 30, 2012. Good Cascade hops and Irish malt. Headless with deep ruby body. Somewhat smokey oil palate. Very quenching. Iíll be back.