kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 6-pack from the LCBO. This stuff is great! Pours golden and cloudy, amazing grassy hoppy aroma, hoppy fruity taste, and a fantastic bitter citrusy finish. One of the best Canadian IPAs I’ve had. Edit: I have a feeling they’ve changed the recipe at some point recently. I’ve continued to drink this over and over, and now it’s different from my original description. Now clear and amber, rather than golden and cloudy. Aroma as incredible as ever, though now more fruity than grassy. The taste is more balanced than I seem to recall. You can definitely taste some nice malty sweetness along with the fruits before the IBUs take over. My score remains the same, other than the appearance.
AWS9 (456) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Bottle. Nice grassy hops dominate the flavour here. Manages a fairly smooth finish despite the hops and alcohol. Tastes like a magical hop forest. Yes.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle - pours clear medium golden, nice to see for an Ontario IPA, which until very recently usually shade toward the amber/copper side of the spectrum. Aroma of tropical and stone fruits - pear, peach, lychee, tangerine, apricot - all there, ripe and beautiful. Flavour is similar but a bit more muddled, as if all these individual elements were muddled together, not a bad thing, just a notch down from the aroma. A bit of warming alcohol in there as well. Nice bracing (but not BRACING) bitter finish. Well made regional IPA, and kudos for Muskoka for starting to expand the strike zone a bit.
Lubiere (9319) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden IPA with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, a nice pungeant hops, floral and pinhey, citrusy notes. In mouth, a classic IPA wotj smooth floral hops, lingering grapefruits bitterness, a bit harsh but overall, a well done IPA. On tap at Arrow and Loon, June 22 2011.
pushkinwow (1821) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Arrow & Loon’s first Cask Festival. Hazy amber with a slight off-white head. Some hops and bitternes, bit grainy. Nice bitter taste, some lemon, dry finish - a great offering from Muskoka - might actually buy some if I see it at the LCBO or beer store.
cyrenaica (965) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I tried this beer on June 24, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy golden orange colour with a creamy white head. Aroma was lemony, citrus, pine, and grainy malt. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour was citrusy hops with a lemon lolipop taste to it, some grains, and a bitter finish.
d07c0m (89) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A much needed product for the Ontario market. This is an exceptionally smooth and clean beer with a pungently bitter hop profile and solid malt body with notes of grapefruit and spice. Very excited not only that there is a new Muskoka product but that they are able to pull it off so well along with their new packaging which has them going back to bottles with stylish new packaging and labels.
robinvboyer (2828) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good citrus hoppy nose, witha touch of sulphur, a la dogfish head 60 minute. The is a really nice grainy malt bill mixed in with those pungent hops. Very very good ipa for ontario.
Spab (2093) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange gold with modest-sized slightly off-white head. Aroma is cirtus hops with a fair amount of grainy malt. Flavour is sweet, cereal grains with a big citric hop kick, maybe some pine too. Delicate carbonation, nice body. Nice one to have available in both the Beer Store. Now I have something to get when I return my empties.
wilderthanyou (745) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muskoka brewery, you rarely disappoint and this beer is no exception. Pours a manuka honey gold with a short lived white frothy cap. The aroma is hoppy in every way, orange rind, pine, grapefruit, touches of tropical fruit, with lighter notes of stale malt coming through as cereal and bread, it works. The flavour is straight up hop, grapefruit and pine, that mingle a bit with some malt sweetness that shows up on the edges of the tongue. A sort of astringent pine taste in the finish that mix’s with the malt to equal a very enticing end to every sip.