mds (2154) - 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 doesn’t last TOO long, but wow! If I didn’t know that it was a beer I don’t think I’d be able to identify it in a blind taste test. Citrusy pine and a touch of sweetness.
Radek Kliber (6297) - 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 (2806) - 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 - I’ll be enjoying more of these at Volo come patio season.
Sammy (8032) - 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 (5745) - 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. Flavour’s 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 (5977) - 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 - tupalev’s 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 (2887) - 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 (7319) - 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.