gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark amber colour with virtually no head. Aroma is of light caramel malts, hops and some fruit. Taste is sweet and malty, close to brown sugar a little bit, it is bitter towards the finish, which is long. Average carbonation, medium body and fairly nice. Overall it is good but there lots of other IPA’s ahead of this one.
Ommadawn (12) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This represents an IPA very well. Certainly up there with other good canadian IPA’s, like Hop Head from Alberta. Very full bodied and hoppy. True to the style, so don’t be expecting anything super unique here.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour copper/orange beige head. Aroma biscuit, caramel, citrus, malt. Taste malt, biscuit, caramel, citrus, some off taste vegetables. MF medium mild carb. Overall meh strange off tastes sort of blah.
lukin (509) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Amber pour, fluffy head. Aroma of biscuity malts and pine-hops. A little citrus taste, but not much. Taste is sharp, the bitterness is predominant at first, but it finishes with a malty sweetness. Decent IPA, but nothing to distinguish itself from the many others.
blankboy (6402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [355ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear orange with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, a bit vegetal and somewhat sweet. Flavour reminds me of a mediocre home-brew and it’s a bit soapy. Dry finish. Light to average bodied. Disappointing.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a sixer. I REALLY appreciate the very clear ’bottled on’ date, as my local Beer Store does not rotate stock for craft beer. I got the only sixer that hadn’t been bottled in September of 2010 (mine was January 2011). Anyways, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. The aroma is big on the malts with almost zero hops, which could be due to the hops fading over the months, or just a lack of aroma hops. The flavour is better, prickly hop bite upfront met with a lot of malty sweetness, a lightish feeling palate. Carbonation is mild enough which I appreciate. Good hop flavour here too, though the bitterness is toned down. Finishes with a caramel biscuit malt element. This is a very malty IPA. Pretty enjoyable as a sessiona ale though, and I’m glad I got to finally it.
garthicus (2766) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Orange, small white head. Aroma: Hoppy with a kind of lemon dish detergent aroma, orange. Flavour: Orange peel, hops, malt and lemon. Odd.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy.. Pale, mostly clear amber with a solid lasting frothy off-white head (3+). Weird aroma - very floral and sharp, yet light; weird. Taste - very bitter, a bit soapy - I like it, but .... damn that’s weird. Light body, very astringent, average carbonation, a long slightly soapy/citrus aftertaste. Ehh.
fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Big Ridge Liquor Store, Surrey
Beautiful amber color, with copper and red reflex; small head. The aroma is not fascinating: candy cotton and vegetables; we have some fermentation problem here. Quite dry mouthfeel, with just strong caramel flavor and light toffee; very strong bitterness, with much dry resins, but just subdued hop qualities. Not bad, but sub-par.
GRM (3180) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 355 ml, gift from Karl Probst (danke!), savoured on January 11 2011; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, lightly hazy, light effervescence, ring of creamy beige head, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, grapefruit, light orange; mouth: resinous hops, lots of astringency, pine, light orange, quite-dry finale in resinous hops, medium-full body, good carbonation, rather bitter, slightly sweet, lots of astringency, foamy texture; overall: better than expected
Bouteille brune, 355 ml, cadeau de Karl Probst (danke!), savourée le 11 janvier 2011; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, anneau de mousse crémeuse beige, légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, pamplemousse, léger orange; bouche : houblon résineux, beaucoup d’astringence, pin, léger orange, finale très sèche en houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, assez astringente, texture mousseuse; en résumé : meilleure que mes attentes