JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper-orange with a small head of soap suds.
Smells of malty bread, grain, and big lemon hops.
Mouthfeel is crisp and has just the right amount of carbonation.
Taste is a bit molasses, some honey, grapefruit, unsweetened cocoa powder, and a good-sized hoppy bitter finish (not a hop-bomb, but good for an IPA as far as Iím concerned). The aftertaste is metallic, bitter, and lemon tang.
A good IPA for light sessions. I was very impressed with it. I would most definitely pick this up again. Too bad I bought it in Nova Scotia... I canít get it at home.
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Rich Golden Color, pours a good thick head that is slow to dissipate. predominant malty flavor with a pronounced floral bitterness that comes through in the finish. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience.
JamesChamp (111) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good beer but just didnít have that extra bit of taste I get from other IPAís.
Hungarian_G (86) - - APR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy copper pour with tan head. Heavy nose of resinous hops and roasted malts, with some earthiness. Nice hop bitterness, again, lots of piney flavours, and well balanced subtle sweetness. Nice bitter finish.
jdobbs (85) - - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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HopBurp (73) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint off tap from hotel bar in Truro NS. Aroma was nice and flavor good at first. As I drank the pint it became less desirable though. The hops were there , just in a intrusive not balanced sort of way. Still a drinkable beer though, just not one I would get get again.
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden colour with white/orange head. Sweet floral,fruity, hoppy smell. Flavour is sweet, with a nice bitter finish. Overall this is a good IPA.
GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2008 650ml bottle. Bright golden. Incredible, smooth pillowy head. Biscuity malt overshadowed by perfumy, grassy hops. Very nice aroma. Crisp refreshing hop flavour, a very balanced bitterness. A slightly lighter body than Iíd like, lacking the intensity of the hop aroma that I really want in an IPA, but itís a delicious, balanced beer. One of my favourites in Halifax.
dashiell22 (51) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fell in love with this one during a week-long Nova Scotia vacation. Found it nearly everywhere we went. Pine, citrus, sticky mouthfeel, followed by a long bitter finish. Tasted to me a lot like a West Coast style IPA. Fought the urge to bring a case home, something I now regret.
Brewnoser (27) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Only in a large double bottle for now. Amber/copper colour, head retention good.
Nose of some fruity yeast and citrusy form hops, British hops (guess Goldings?, but maybe also some Willamette Fuggles, and I think something else from the West Coast)
Full body, indicative of the 6.5% abv, with excellent balance of hop/malt that is its strength.
In the British IPA style of yore, perhaps. Rich, balanced, hoppy, an above average beer that does not allow the hop acids to burn (Iím guessing around 50 BUís), but keeps it balanced with malt.
Probably the best commercial beer ever bottled in Nova Scotia.