DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Robbie post-RBAG 2014. Deep red-orange hue, thick light gold head. Ripe tropical fruit and sweet malts, nice thick hop profile. If you like this style, this is quite good; but if you’re not a fan of red IPAs then this won’t win you over. The finish is moderately bitter, and this sweetness is not too over-the-top. More drinkable than Mission Carrack, which is a very similar brew. Interesting to see the wide range of opinions here, but I liked it more than I expected to.
jdobbs (363) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours a clear, reddish amber body under a dense, small, light beige head. Resiny and piney nose with lots of maltyness and some caramel roastyness. Sugar, caramel and maltyness in the flavor, as well as pine cones and resin. Bitter and sweet. Full-bodied and almost sticky, as well as almost astringent from the hops. Bitter finish
Ferris (3082) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Earthy hops and light coffee. Clear copper with a beige head. Rich caramel malts, syrupy and rich finish. Pretty nice.
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a big fan. Did not finish 2nd half. Regular Ruby is perhaps the nicest P49 beers I have had so had some interest despite the big ABV. Came across like strong cough syrup. Think, boozy and not particularly tasty.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean slate. Clean slate. Convincing mind that this ain’t a 49. Aaaaaaaand go. Thick malts, caramel, muted berries and molasses, some Christmas candy or baked treat with maraschino cherries, toffee or fudge or something, zest. The intensity of LA v SJ game 7 in the first round is thick. This has gone straight to my smart thingy. Smells more like a poorly made hoppy barleywine. I don’t think this is poorly made so don’t panic, homers. The taste reminds me of the same. Quite malty. The bitterness is up there but can’t hold up to the kitchen sink of flavours. At least that’s what it reminds me of. This isn’t a deep thinker. Smooth less than sweet caramel, background pine and wisps of alcohol (wisps of wisps), orange, pine, pepper zip, thick. Thick is today’s theme. Ok feel. Kind of a lost beer. Works. Head starting to feel like I did a bunch of shots at the bar. Can’t say that I don’t enjoy ASA’s though.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-red, aroma is sweetish, caramel, limey, papaya, chewy front, sweet, a bit boozy late. Strong but a bit husky and a bit rough.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-04-11, bottle from the brewery, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Dark amber color, clear, with beautiful light, and generous creamy head. Nice aroma, with caramel and hops, lightly nutty and creamy. Smooth and round mouthfeel; the flavor is moderately sweet, there is caramel, a touch of fudge, sweet nuts, light creamy impression, very light phenol; maybe an impression of crystal malt too; correct bitterness, with a balanced blend of hop fruitiness and resins. Medium final, more delicate than other beers in this category.
Not overly exciting, but it’s a solid and clean offer.
2014-04-05, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 6-5-7-4-12=34
Hazy amber color with creamy persistent head. Mild aroma, some malt and very light phenol; then some lemon tart. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is better defined as smooth than round; caramellish flavor, lightly nutty, with light phenols and Band-Aid; strong bitterness with a fruity contribution.
Powerful but rather purposeless.
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Edmonton beer feet. I enjoyed this one. Mostly malty with some hop presence alcohol well masked. Enjoyable.
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pintbypint (2567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours reddish brown. Fat beige head. Nice piney aroma, some sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel malts, piney hops. Caramel in the finish, bit of bitterness to contrast. Aftertaste of pine, grapefruit and caramel and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Overall, ok. Drinks a bit slowly.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky dark amber with a soapy layer of beige head. The nose is poignant and zesty with noted hop and citrus fruit aromas and a solid caramel malt backbone. The first sip is not nearly as good as the aroma and falls flat with moderate bitter hops and a presence of alcohol throughout. Overall, just a bit out of whack