mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650mL bottle, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is on the maltier side for a IIPA, with syrupy caramel malts, resinous hops, fresh red fruits, and some citrus fruits. Flavour is extremely fruity and malt-heavy as well, with under-ripe berries, syrupy caramel malts, and then some citrus and resinous hops fight their way to the front. Something doesn’t mesh so well here - the under-ripe berries are quite pronounced and the malts are quite syrupy. The hops aren’t that far forward - perhaps not enough were used to balance the malt? Anywho, it’s decent, but quite flawed. Good local attempt at a IIPA, but needs refinement.
stantheman (871) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BC Liquor stores in North Burnaby. A medium orange amber in color with generous pale head and a faintly citrus nose. Bitter, slightly sweet, citrus note, decent malt balance. 3.6
Kobold (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter...
A stern white frown hovers above a meditative maple amber brooding the beginning of Sol......
Cereals, forsaken, musty honey, dirty pine, and an overwhelmed quiet pineapple skulking about the background. A slow alcohol fire also warms the nasal chambers......
Tongue tip tickling dance of sweetened lemon and lime; lingual ledges curl slightly under a barrage of delicate grapefruit semi-bitter orange..... A drunk molasses infuses the entirety of the taste, and in so doing imparts a creaminess dotted with some spice and flecks of unoffensive ash.
cobaink2 (395) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewery. Nose of resin and veggies. Bright lemon and orange marmilade. Really nice.
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice meringue head and crystal copper body. Aroma of dry hops with some sweetness. Good hop flavour with malt hints. No doubt that this is a well made IPA, one of the better ones in the city. Not sure about the world though.
Blairgus (4043) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21 July 2015, tap at Powell Street Craft Brewery. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is toasty malt, sweet, smarties candy. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet, granola malt, bubble gum, passion fruit or mango, some pine bitterness at the end.
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On June 20, 2015. At Powell Street Craft Brewery, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hazy golden color, off-white head with lacing. Hoppy, alcohol, green taste. Warming alcohol. Sweet, hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Hoppy, citrus scent.
Lagerboy (1880) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Unclear medium copper, fine tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Citrus piney hop aroma, slightly floral. Taste is quite floral, lots of citric forest fruit, moderate pale biscuity malts. Average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Tasty tamer Impy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
jonas (6652) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery.
Orange Amber, creamy lace
Resiny grassy hops on a medium light biscuitty base. Dry grassy/herbal finish, citrus retronasal . Ok
pictoman (910) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, amber orange with off-white head. Very heavy malt (light sweetness) with resinous hops plus mild citrus hops. Body is a little on the lighter side overall.
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Nice piney spicy hop nose. Light sweet malt start with a balanced mid , and a long bitter hop finish