UXO (208) - 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 thatís par for the course for an amber ale. Not bad, but not all that interesting or challenging.
JToth (29) - 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 (354) - 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 (3350) - 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 canít identify
bhensonb (11064) - 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. Itís an amber. Good for an amber tho.
Oakes (12552) - 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.
dfinney23 (1672) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours more garnet than ruby with thin head that leaves nice lacing. Good hop/malt balance -- mostly caramel and pine.
RD400F (181) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint glass, beer pours a ruby red with a slightly off white foam top which fades fairly quickly and needed a lot of convincing to come out in the first place. Aroma is hop forward, grass, mint, cheese, slight pineyness...very faint biscuit. Meh. Taste again is more hop forward stuff but balances better with the malt and is accompanied by medicinal and slight spice. Palate is nice and crisp, thin bodied, co2 is on the low side. Balance is pretty good and the alcohol undetectable. Overall a decent beer, very drinkable but not one I think Iíll buy again as I find it a bit simple. However that may be one of itís advantages...it goes very well with food.
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mahogany in the glass with a nice head. Floral notes on the nose. Citrus on the tongue. Some complexity with this beer. Finishes a touch bitter.