Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden ale with a thin white head. Butterscotch in aroma, with little hops. In mouth, biscuitty malt with pungeant hops, resinous, and a buttery mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Sampled with Mtl crew, April 16 2006.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, butterscotch, vanilla and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, vanilla, light butterscotch and light citrus with a smooth finish.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks for checking this one off my want list!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of floral, earthy, light citrus, and light caramel. Tastes of floral, citrus, and lighter earthiness.
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at DougShoemaker’s 2005 December gathering - bottle courtesy of jerc & OKBeer via mr_kimchee. It was OK for Canada. significant hops and malt. Bitter finish, citrus aroma.
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bomber courtest of OKBeer. Late November, 2005 bottling. Deep golden beer. Strong cascade type hop aroma, some nice sweet toasty malts backing it up. Flavour is a bit bready. Well balanced, sweet grapefruit and orange citrus flavour over some light sweet malt. Bready mouthfeel. Tasty but the bitterness could definitely be ramped up about 10 IBUs.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Any first impressions?
-A veil of head remains over the clear tan-orange.
-A wooden, sandy, resinous hop perfume (Simcoe?) subtly seduces the nostrils.
-Caramel maltiness and citrusy, floral hoppiness coalesce smoothly.
-Mouthfeel and carbonation are a little lazy, but they do their job of carrying the restrained flavors.
What if you dig deeper?
-Some butterscotch appears in the nose, but not too agressively.
-A frank hop bitterness showers the finale.
-Peaches and citrus pulp ease the quaffing.
-Halfway between British and American IPA, this remains drinkable and friendly all the way through.
Bottle; produced the 2nd week of March (2006 I presume).
jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewery. Golden orange body, moderate white head. Mild resiny aroma, touch of maly and green hops. Bitterness is sufficient but not quite enough for the hardcore hophead. Quaffable, grassy notes with muted resin and a grapefruity puckering bitterness in the finish. Average to medium palate. (3+/4) Very nice beer. I look forward to seeing this one evolve over different batches. Picked up a few bottles to bring home.
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to 1FastSTi for the Nova Scotia connection! Clear, bright yellow pour with a short cap of white head and some patchy lacing. Floral and leafy hops provide a pleasant, but safe nose.. with caramel, toffee, and some alcohol wafting through intermittently. Flavor was also OK.. but with nothing close to exceptional going for it... caramel and toffee base with a predominantly floral bitterness. Medium bitterness and low-medium body. Slightly tacky lighter fruits at the finish. Glad to have tried it. Thanks, Blake!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by 1FastSTi at the 3/25/06 MIlwaukee tasting: Pours a clear copper bronze with a thin white ring of head. Sweet, candy-like hoppy and toasty sugary sweet caramel malty aroma. Body starts with sweet mildly sugary earthy caramel flavor with some light diacetyl and earthy English hops. An ok English styled IPA but could use some more balance.
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful bright orange with a big white head that gradually fades leaving no lace. Big fresh fruity aromas, striking passionfruit dominates, some earthiness as well. Delicious caramel malt with a lot of fruity hop character (again passionfruit) with a very generous hoppy bitterness. One of the most sessionable and interesting IPAs I’ve had in a long time. More reminiscent of the english IPA style. Excellent!