mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bright pumpkin orange with a thin but lasting head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet light malt with a slight sour hop funk. Hop bite right from the get go, then the flavour rounds out to slightly watery caramel malt. Very present alcohol - peppery finish. Crisp body with ample but not overstated carbonation. Quaffable, but slightly sweet and boozy without being thick. Good all-round.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a bright coppery auburn with a finger of yellow tinted head and no carbonation. Beautiful thick lines of frothy lacing. THe aroma is fresh and grassy with a huge dry hop and light malty toasted caramel and overall sweetness. The middle is sweet and fruity with a beautiful grapefruit and sweet caramely malts. A huge resinous and dry finish with a prolonged hop bitterness. A good amount of grapferuit acidity and light herbal pine. The mouthfeel is a little to lacking in body with no carbonation. Overall, a beautiful fresh hop brew with a taste more akin to an IPA then an APA.
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours clear copper colour. Aroma is beautiful - citrusy C-hops. Taste is very hoppy - grassy and citrusy. Medium bitterness hits you up front, with little bitterness in the aftertaste. Another nice seasonal brew from a great brewery.
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 version. nice ctirus hoppy aroma. grass and citrus hop flavour. a little light, but done well for the style.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper orange with off white head good lace. Aroma harvest like aroma, cereal grain, bitter hops, oats,sweet malt. Taste cereal grain, quite malty, bitter hops, slight floral/floral, light caramel. MF medium sticky body fine carb. Solid session brew tasty big malt profile good but way to expensive.
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper with thin white head and lacing. Malt and hop scent. Nicely hopped but more ESB than APA. Woodiness and caramel. Gentle sweetness and a bit of hop kick in the finish.
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy dark amber with an off white head, drank while camping and had a lot of fun shining flashlights and looking at embers through it :) Light hops and malts, some spice but plain. High carbonation, average body, highly bitter and dry, quite tasty - pleasantly tasty.
cfrancis (2405) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the better harvest ales that I’ve ever had. Pours a deep copper with a big frothy top. Aroma is a great mixture of earthy malt and grassy hops. Taste is deep, rich malt character with grassy, earthy hops that taste green. Rich mild bitterness that grows on your palate. I need more than a bottle more.
scantron (63) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 26, 2011; 6.4% abv, 750mL swingtop bottle, BBD: none [guy at the counter said 6 months], refrigerated, mug
Strong floral aromas with sweet malt, grapefruit, pine and spice. Pours a deep strawberry copper with a thick and creamy tan head. Head is pillowy and the beer laces well. No visible carbonation. Tastes of grapefruit rind, pine and floral with sweet malts. A light piney resin bitterness which lingers long. Medium to thick bodied with almost no carbonation; just enough to tickle the back of my throat. The bitterness is refreshing but lingers after the finish for a bit too long. This is what an APA is about. Hoppy just the way I like it but with enough malt for taste..
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big brown bottle with swing-top at the LCBO. Pours a deep amber colour with a full creamy-foamy off-white head that has great retention and decent lacing. At first pour, a hay smell is what comes out of this, but after breathing a bit, the hop comes out. Nicely balanced mouthfeel between wet and dry. The hop also shows up more and more as you sip it. Well-mixed with the caramel malt base. Quite easy to drink and pretty nice overall... just a tad expensive for a 6.4% brew (as that is the price for higher alcohol content beers in the same format - and this one, not being an import). A great English Pale Ale (being less bitter than APA).