MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of my friend Adil- I think this was courtesy of the real Chinese niggaz. Anyway, it poured deep hazed amber/orange. Nose was simple yet inviting. Fresh hops and caramel with bready malts and perfume. Sweet caramel and bread crust leads to piney hops with a nice citric profile. A simple IPA that pleases and does the job. Good.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Black Frog. Pours pale amber, with a thick rocky white head, persistent and with very nice lacing. Nose is very subdued; sweet malt, mild citrus hops, well-balanced, and just hoppy enough to be true to style, just really nothing that stands out in any crowd.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 Nicely hopped. Actually, the hops outpower a nice, slightly sweet malt taste. Hint of citrus. Nice looking beer with an orangey-brown colour. I might get this one again.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1528-20080712] 355mL bottle. Muted orange hops aroma has fruity leafy hints. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Hoppy navel orange flavour. Medium body. Solid IPA, not too assertive.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)
theisti (3742) - Kansas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle purchased at "The Strath" Ale, Wine and Spirit Merchants at the Strathcona Hotel in Victoria, BC. Pour is hazed orange, golden and tan. Foam on the head charged up the glass on the pour, then settled in normally. Aroma of strong resin hop, pine, citrus and some nice earthiness. Taste is resembles the nose; much resin, pine and citrus -- balanced with a nice sturdy malt backbone. There is some earthiness in the malt as well, giving this beer almost a charcoal smokiness. All of the mentioned flavors integrate nicely, and the palate is serious enough to hold it all together, yet still drinkable.
fiulijn (18103) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014
2014-03-04, draught at The Black Frog, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Cloudy light amber color with small compact head. the aroma is hoppy and sweaty. Smooth mouthfeel; some dry cereally malt flavor; strong bitterness; strong grassy hop, then some hop resins, sweat, a bit aggressive.
Good but not a refined beer; better with food than alone.
2013-01-03, bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Golden color, hazy, with small head. The aroma is very nice, fresh, with hops, and mild manure characteristic. Lean body, with good, mild, toffee flavor, some malt crispness, and an excellent hopping; there are some soft and piney resins, a good fruity character, and a manure shade. It’s extremely drinkable, an extra quality.
Very fresh; delicious today.
2011-08-14, draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Moderate aroma of malt and hop. Good flavor of malt and toffee; the hopping is both resiny and fruity, and without excess; indeed a fresh and balanced pint.
2011-03-13, bottle from Brewery Creek, the Hopbox, 7-4-6-3-13=34
Deep blond color; small head. The aroma is initially very resiny, but then it becomes more delicate, balanced, fruity. The mouthfeel is at the same time smooth and dry; some dry toffee flavor (not impressive), followed by a strong bitterness, with some boring resins and not enough hop qualities. Long final.
2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-6-4-13=34
Hazy bond color; small head; served too cold. The aroma takes some time to develop, it will then show an interesting sweaty hop and British yeast character. The flavor is more lean than impressive, but highly drinkable; strong bitterness with some resins. A beer with some interesting side, although rather simple.
2008-07-30, draught at The Railway Club, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, delicate fruits (mango, oranges), creamy. Good toffee and caramel flavor, and strong bitterness; the hop comes with some resins (side to side with Big Kettle ESB, it has less aromatic hop, more hop oils, less sweetness). Good.
BarleyMowat (17) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All-round classic IPA, with excellent presentation and colour. Hops are well balanced to the medium body, provided a clean taste.
CCCP (16) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this in a cask at Central City’s Cask fest. Very clear straw colour that looks fabulous in the light. Quick-falling head, soapy nose. Great big hops - very floral. This is a solid IPA.
Quevillon (2811) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 341 ml partagé avec jerc et Mabel à Vole (Toronto), le 12/7/08. Arome d’houblon un peu amère, un peu d’agrume. Goût d’houblon tres amère, faiblement fruité et caramelisé. Bien mais pas assez savoureuse!
Lubiere (12403) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark golden orange ale with a thin big bubbled head. A pleasant fragrant hops with meaty notes, mint, fresh. In mouth, a good balance of biscuit malt and floral hops, lingering pleasantly, not over the top, light berry notes. Nice offering from BC. Bieropholie.