Chris411 (18) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2006 GCBF] Golden yellow with a good head, this beer is well carbonated as well, which really accentuate the hops. Very very hoppy beer but is integrated well. Enjoyable.
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 (Bottle) Purchased at the BC Liquor Store on Cambie for $1.82. Pours a large, white frothy head with an orange amber body. Nose of fully-infused West Coast hops. Lovely sweet and elixir texture mixed with a tart hoppiness. I love this beer.
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<!-- i -->courtesy of Oakes<!-- /i --> - pours a hazy orange colour under a rocky white head leaving a beautiful lace; the nose shows a strong hoppiness where aromas of apricot dominates tones of flowers and cream; very creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied at best; robust but not aggressive bitterness and a rather short fruity and woody finish - a good beer but laking a bit of complexity
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is west coast hops, citrusy, dark orange, pours a swell cream head. Flavour begins with a nice hoppy kick, followed by a comforting malt backbone. Rather full bodied, pleasantly bitter. Very good. Kudos to Ralph @ Volo for scoring this.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, thin white head. Citrusy aroma, maybe even a hint of banana, with a touch of pine and mint. Very earthy flavors. Much more resiny hop flavors with a dirty malt backbone. Surprisingly few citrus note considering how fuity the aroma was. Thanks to Oakes for the trade.
mds (2192) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light orange-golden body with a small white frothy head. Yeasty cheese aroma along with the expected fruity hops and pine. Fruity and hoppy flavours with a touch of bread malt balance. Caramel sweetness towards the finish. Pretty solid.
Sampled at Volo on April 29, 2006.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overload on the hops! This beer will beat down anything you had to taste before it in an instant. The hop doesnít last TOO long, but wow! If I didnít know that it was a beer I donít think Iíd be able to identify it in a blind taste test. Citrusy pine and a touch of sweetness.
Radek Kliber (6368) - 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 (2847) - 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 (8349) - 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