Radek Kliber (5970) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Volo. Amber, gold, fine carbonation, large fizzy head sweet malt, clean hop nose, simple but it works for me. Very bitter front, green leaf. Bitter-sour finish, with shy malt work.
GregClow (2740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Volo. Clear golden-amber with a small white head. Resiny hop nose, lots of orange blossom and caramel malt - nice! Flavour holds a solid balance of grapefruity hops and sweet malt. A very good IPA - Iíll be enjoying more of these at Volo come patio season.
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Juicy and well malted IPA. Light orange with very thick head. Lace in glass is abundant.Hoppy and some yeast aroma. Nice bitter and also juicy. Smooth and easy drink. Not big and very pleasant, an astringency that matches meat
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of joemcphee. Bitterness on the tongue w/ citrus flavor and caramel, brown sugar malty background. Good, drinkable, but not great.
blankboy (5192) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear bubbly orange with a small diminishing white head. Very nice aroma of hops, hops, hops! Fresh citrus hops nicely balanced with some sweet malt. Flavourís also nice and hoppy but a tad thin -- great lasting bitterness to it though. Wow, this was a nice surprise and a great way to start our tasting. A solid IPA.
HogTownHarry (5705) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (341ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev - tupalevís bottle. Poured hazy orange with a small white diminishing head. Aroma of sweet orange juice and fresh juniper hops - on warming I got crushed mint leaf pungency, with lemon black pepper and ginger spiciness. Strong pungently fresh resiny hops, bitter grapefruit pith, some sweet malt, and a long bitter finish. The mouthfeel was a bit odd, astringent, decent body, I almost found it chewy - a solid IPA, nothing spectacular - even.
Gorbalev (2827) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle, shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, courtesy of a trade with Joe McPhee. Nice hop hose, sharp, fresh, and citrusy. Light orange, bubbly white head. Lovely balanced citrus hop / malt taste - right on style. Hops are slightly sharp. Soapy light mouthfeel - thin but appropriate. Better balanced than the excellent Double IPA. A real pleasure to drink.
jercraigs (6603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Yellow body with a small white head. Big citrusy aroma up front is enticing, despite a touch of what I think is diacytl as it warms up. Dilute citrus - grapefruit - flavour with a malt undercurrent is a bit of a letdown after the aroma. Average palate. Needs more. Thanks JoeMcPhee.
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big pour, tall, loose head. Hops aroma is a bit overwhelming...grapefruit and pine smell fountains out of the glass. Amarillo hops? Pale amber colour is disappointing...would like to see more colour in this robust beer. Mouthfeel is nice...not overthick and not watery at all. Hops taste is huge...this beer has way more bitterness than "hop-monster" beers. I love it with fish.
JorisPPattyn (7363) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber beer; yellowish tinted, creamy head. Bit soupy initial nose, even ureum, then giving in to a superb fine-flowery hopsnose. Aromaís as from the best English hops, finally some cookie malts. Very bitter, near-metallic and outspoken grapefruit hopflavours, even some walnut peel. Again very little malt detectable, both in taste and MF. Better than the Nelson IPA - but still, thereís an empty feel no hops can fill in. Needs malts for that, and this isnít some shy English bitter at 4% neither. Quite OK IPA, however, the hops are great. Big thanks, Mike.