pintbypint (2285) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml can. Clear golden pour with a large and dense white head. Nose has a deep caramel note with light background citrus notes, trace of pine hops as well. Taste is big caramel malts, mild orange peel, mild piney hop flavours. Bitterness levels fall into the "mild" range. Overall a nice sessionable brew that feels more British in origin as opposed to West Coast. Alcohol level is a bit lighter than I like in my IPAs. Hop levels can’t compete with other things floating around local shelves right now, but this is nice.
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains well and leaves a thin spotty lacing as it settles. Aroma is light pine and citrus with some caramel malts. Taste is bold citrus and pine hop bitterness balanced nicely with a caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium in body with some decent carbonation. Overall, this is quite a nice IPA and definitely worthy of a fine tasting experience.
patricks110 (1486) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a beautiful orangey amber witha finger of yellowish, sticky head. The nose is sweet, resinous, piney and lightly malted with a bit of toffee and caramel. The taste has an English hop flavour with a ton of bitterness for East Kent Golding. Sweet mid palate with a resinous smack and pine taste lingering through the finish. I wish this was 6.5% ABV and hoppier. Love the high hop content for a beer brewed with English hops.
bcBelgianbrew (69) - , British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful aroma. Refreshing citrus. The hops are clear and present as an IPA should be. Pours a medium amber colour in the glass. Well done. Available in 6 pack cans and 50cl bottle.
RD400F (142) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Strong scent of pineapple, spruce and herbs. Holy crap this smells nice!
Appearance: Looks like apple juice with a white head. :))
Taste: Mirrors the aroma exactly and then ends with a bitter, spicy and grassy finish. Quite vegetal at the end, though not bad.
Palate: Mouthcoating, not much in the way of CO2, though that depends on the pour.
Overall: Much more impressed with this than what Driftwood has to offer. Went to Brewery Creek planning on picking up a Trappist beer and tried this at the tasting they had. I wasn’t so impressed with the stout but I promptly bought this when I tried it!
Ungstrup (27760) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and fruit - primarily peaches, and dusty and citrusy hops, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 650 ml, savoured on August 1 2010; eye: copper, lightly hazy, suspended matter, no effervescence, nice sheet of white head, light lacing; nose: light floral hops, light orange, light caramel; mouth: light floral hops, light resinous hops, light malt, light caramel, light orange, finale in light malt with light presence of resinous hops, medium-light body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, slight astringency, lightly harsh texture; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 650 ml, savourée le 1 août 2010; œil : cuivrée, légèrement voilée, matière en suspension, pas d’effervescence, belle couverture de mousse blanche, légère dentelle; nez : léger houblon floral, léger orange, léger caramel; bouche : léger houblon floral, léger houblon résineux, léger malt, léger caramel, léger orange, finale en léger malt avec légère présence de houblon résineux, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, très légère astringence, texture légèrement rugueuse, texture granuleuse et mousseuse; en résumé : correct
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to EskimoDave
Appearance : Clear amber big head, nice lacing.
Aroma : Hoppy, veggies, notes of honey. Hops are floral and herbal.
Taste : Hoppy, herbal with notes of fruits. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Herbal also.
Overall : Ok but nothing to write home about. A bit too herbal maybe.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650mL bottle, pours golden with a white head. Aroma and flavour of light herbal hops and grass. Decent IPA.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose has spring nursery, dryland grains and a touch of salt. Mouth comes through with no shortage of hops with lots of bitter tingling goodness, but there is no structure and body around the hops to complete the full package. Some more roasted notes and deeper characteristics would make this a gem.