Strangebrewer (1180) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
can 9.0%. Poured hazy golden-amber with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is a mix of sweet citrus with some punchy hops you’d expect from an Imperial. Medium-full bodied, smooth carbonation, creamy mouthfeel with a tart finish. Flavour is sweet and bitter. Bready malts up front, nutty, big dry hopped presence, notes of apricot, pine resin, citrus peel, all well blended together, and the alcohol is well hidden.
Tranquillity (1877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. The aroma is nice. Hazy body, small white head. The taste is oaky, nutty, with a long finish. Almost no alcohol taste.
MarkoR (950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 ml can from Loblaws. Pours a hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is citrus, hops. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, hops, herbal. Excellent beer.
DialSquare (4321) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from Kenny Road Market: cloudy amber pour, big white head with lots of soapy stick. aroma of fruity, pine, dank. tastes are toasty caramel malt, herbal, grapefruit, pine, bit boozy. medium palate.
michcam8 (503) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Murky dark orange color, with a little fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, and earthy somewhat metallic hops. Taste is earthy hops, sweet malts, and a bitter bite. Drying finish. Maybe an older can? Could not find a BOD. Not my thing.
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Can’t read the date. Malty pine malt forward double IPA. Nice overall.
portwood (189) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet citrusy hops with a hint of mango and other tropical fruits. Medium carbonation, starts sweet, caramel, grapefruit juice. Dry with resiny bitterness at back end. Doesn’t feel like 9% ABV or as bitter as the 85 IBU would suggest. However, the high alcohol hits you like a brick soon enough! (canned 03/17/16, tasted 03/26/16)
czar (7887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can courtesy of mathieuc, many thanks bro! unclear light but bright golden with a very nice white head offering good retention and lacing. sweet tangerines, buttery melon, berry and mango fruitiness, toastiness - with some caramel unfortunately; lots of fruity sugars, tingling alcohol, lots of sticky resin. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and unbalanced citrusy-piney finish. under-attenuated, buttery over-ripened mangoes. meh.
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy honey with a creamy firm slightly off-white head. Decent streaky lacing. Looks pretty great. Nose is dull considering what’s written in the description. Notes of pine-needles, earth, and pot. A little sweet, but it’s quite well balanced for such a big beer. Alcohol is well masked behind sweet medium roasted bready malts, and tangerine and resiny hops. There were some cardboard accent in the offset which left quickly. Apricot and modest caramel in the finish. I could see two of these causing a lot of problems.
Nice to see Nickel Brook achieving balance in the big beer category. This is extremely good, even considering the $5/can price tag.
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 16 oz can purchased at Andersons Sawmill
Appearance: Deep golden pour. Tiny white bubbles. Good Lace
Nose: Pine and citrus. A touch of acrid and funk.
Taste: Clover honey on the tongue followed by fresh pine forest and a touch of grapefruit
Body: Medium to lighter body.
Parting thoughts: Very nice IPA from a can. from Canada. That might be a first for me.