Bendrixian (1130) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy murky brownish colour with a head that disappears quickly. hoppy pine cones and sage spice mixed with caramel and sweet malts on the aroma. It drinks like a malty and hoppy brew with more of that spicy sage like quality. drinks well enough, no complaints.
Johnsense (824) - - AUG 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour, a finger of head. Caramel and pine aroma. Lighter fruit flavour, caramel sweetness, some toast, pine hops. muted bitterness. Medium body.
jksipa (381) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy deep copper with a large fluffy khaki head that leaves some sparse lace. Nose is toasted malt and caramel with a good dose of floral and piney hops. Medium sweet caramel start tempered by a medium light hop bitterness. Mouth is a little thin with average carbonation and a dry finish. Well hopped amber ale.
UXO (259) - CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Pours a deep ruby with a fat finger of cream-coloured head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap and moderate lacing. Nose is pine resin and grassy hops, toasted malt and caramel. Taste is malt forward, sweet caramel, backed up by moderate hop bitterness. Medium body and low persistent carbonation.
A little too much malt and too little hops for my preference, but that’s par for the course for an amber ale. Not bad, but not all that interesting or challenging.
JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber colour with a cream coloured head. Caramel malt with a touch of fruit in the aroma. Taste is strong in caramel malts with some piney and fruity malts. Little bit of a bitter finish. Pretty solid amber ale.
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is subtle red berries, some sweet menthol, leaves, feel is medium, taste is decent red grape, rosehip, cooked vegetables, later weak bile, cereal
MunBro (398) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malts and hops. Probably the best amber IPA I have tried. Nice hops and not overwhelming malts - incredible balance.
Crit (3355) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling amber,beige head.Vague fruity nose.Thin light fruity start,lasting medium strength hop finish. Also something odd I can’t identify
bhensonb (11234) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at West Coast Brew Fest 2014. Pours copper with a white head. Light fruit/malt aromas. Med body, maybe. Flavor is roast malt with very little hop. It’s an amber. Good for an amber tho.
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dull amber, leafy, floral and light caramel aroma, a bit fizzy, but nice fruity, floral character. Kind of yeasty and muddled, though, tough to get through a full one.