Metalchopz (1747) - 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).
yarry (497) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750m bottle, 6.4% a/v
Pours rich copper red/mahogony brown combo with a nice off white head. Gorgeous looking beer! The aroma is spectacular as well, spicy/grapefruit hops and a nice caramel malt background mix together very well. The taste is also spicy and citrusy, very hoppy but the malt backs it up. Not what I would expect from a "harvest ale" but still a very impressive beer. The mouthfeel is full and long lasting, and I will definitely be getting this one again soon!
rwgould (300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apperance: Transparent brown-orange, frothy beige head, high carbonation. Aroma: Very sprucey/grassy. Hints of soy sauce, herbs, hay and cereal. Palate: medium-bodied, very dry, even drier finish. Taste: fairly sweet, not very bitter. Not bad.
pintbypint (1975) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml brown swingtop. Pours clear orange colour with a large airy white head. Good patchy lacing. Spicy hops in the nose, bitter orange peels. Big malt character, slight earthy note, caramel malts, late citrus hops. Nice late bitterness, pleasant grapefruit notes and deep grassy aftertaste with lingering malt as well. Medium body and fairly active carbonation. Nice beer, and nice presentation.
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL swing-top bottle poured a pale amber color with loads of off-white head with plenty of fine lacing. Aromas of earthy hops. Taste is earthy hop bitterness with some malty sweetness, but mostly bitter. A nice flavourful beer with good carbonation and a medium body with a nice mouthfeel.
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice beer! Lots of hops on the front end, a great sweet-ish backing through the middle with a nice bitter finish. Beauty top to bottom.
solidfunk (1790) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
great smell of hops from the outset. Good bitter tone with a long follow through. great carbonatio level as well. quality brew. big 750 ml bottle .
cluxy (3) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at LCBO, Sept 6, 2011. Big, long lasting frothy head, smells of citrus, a little caramely. Beautiful amber colour. Citrusy, bitter hops on impact, a bit creamy and bubbly, bitter lingers on back of tongue. A hoppy ale for certain. Fresh and delicious.
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at Beer Bistro, Toronto 14/11/2010
Malty aroma. Amber red coloured hoppy a little rich on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness in a bitter grainy rye malt finish.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours deep amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, brown sugar, and some earthy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toast and some grassy hops.