asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from LCBO]
Floral aroma that is pretty much entirely hops. Flavour is very floral from the hops with pine and strawberry accents. A little spicy and with assertive but not overly dominant bitterness. Very good balance, but the hops flavour is just a bit too floral for me. Medium body, medium carbonation, nice hops finish that is not too bitter.
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear dirty amber with a decent off-white foam.
Aroma: Juicy, fruity, citrus hops, some tropical fruit and apricot notes, grapefruit and marmalade, a bit of pine/resin, bread crust/biscuit/toast malts, a touch dusty/musty, quite nice.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence with a few sharp bubbles.
Flav.: Malts and C-hops in harmony, nice bread crust/toast bordering on caramel/toffee, plenty of grapefruit and marmalade notes, strong citrus, some pine and resin, still a little of the dusty/musty note, really enjoyable; dry with good bitterness and a long, malty, eucalyptus finish.
The new branding/packaging is slick. This is a great addition to the Muskoka portfolio and the Ontario beer scene.
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bouteille LCBO 355 ml. 6.4%. Couleur jaune foncé, mousse blanche fugace. Arôme d’herbe, caramel et malt. En bouche, très fraîche, herbeuse, un peu de citron, houblon et finale très amère. Très bonne. Une excellente IPA, pas tros grosse en bouche, se boit bien et quelle fraîcheur...Une de mes IPA préférée au Canada.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry hopped cask version. At first, not much aroma, but as time passes it becomes more pronounced. Nice hop bitter, with a little malt sweetness as well. A bit rough in the aftertasre.
thelynchfella (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Brydens at Jane & Bloor in Toronto. Clear, golden in colour. Citrus/grapefruit/pine aroma. Pretty strong bitter Citrus hop taste to it. Very good but not an amazing IPA
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Pours honey golden. Forms a rather thick white head with decent retention. Looks a bit creamy when poured. Pretty. (4-)
Aroma is grapefruit, floral. Good, but ultimately lacks depth in that regards (7-)
Taste is ... well... lack of malt on this one is terrible. Certainly hoppy taste, but it just tastes like somebody forgot that the main ingredient of a beer is actually supposed to be malt. It’s not bad per se, but going over the top with hops doesn’t mean a beer is going to be oh wow BBBIIIIIITER, which is something the folks at LOMCB forgot. I can’t take it seriously. (4+).
Mouthfeel is in oily territory. Not a hint of cream -- what the pour suggested. Finish is somewhat unsurprising. (3+)
All in all : I can’t take this one seriously. It seems like somebody thought overhopping and undermalting a beer would actually make people say "oh wow niche product" but it completely fails in that regard. (5)being kind here).
EDIT : It looks even more of a ridiculous, all-hop beer after a delicious St-Ambroise India Pale Ale.
rosenbergh (5565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle. Toronto, ON:
Clear amber colour with big frothy off-white head.
Strong delicious hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, fruits and resin.
Flavour is much milder. Dark hops and citrus sweetness. Flavour was slightly disappointing after the delicious aroma.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very strong sweet hoppy scent that filled the room upon opening. Golden honey coloured pour with a thick white clingy head. Very strong and dry hopped mouth. Grapefruit finish. Exactly what I have come to expect in a Pale Ale. Unfortunately I don’t actually like Pale Ales that much. I have a feeling I have a friend (pintbypint) that would love this.
MarkoR (425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really liked that beer from Muskoka Brewing. Lots of flavours that are interesting to the palate.
imaragingbull (550) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours cloudy orange gold with decent, well retained off white head. Decent piney and grassy hoppiness, a touch floral with nice sweet caramel and grainy malt undertones. Light medium body, creamy mouthfeel, moderate bitterness and decent hop flavour coming through. Bitterness kicks through to the finish and lingers well through being almost a touch burnt. Nice beer!