Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gentle white cover garnishes the clear pale gold body. Slightly oily, woody nose reminds of cedar . The aromatics are bright and focused, piney, green and fresh. The parade keeps up on the palate, fresh flavours of earth, wood, pine gum intermingle. Unfortunately, the weak body shows little carbonation to tighten it all together and remains very thin, giving it a rather processed feel. Otherwise, the flavours are really pleasant and refreshing.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Courtesy of jerc. Just what I need to combat my 10th day of an unshakable cold - a bomber of a strong down-east IPA! Poured clear copper with a small foamy white head. Aroma of orange juice, mild spruce resin, solid caramel malt, but I get an odd sickly sweet note, reminded me a bit of that "fruit" flavour added to kiddie medicine, or better yet those candy necklaces *girls* used to wear/eat (my wife claims it smells just like a "proper English sweet shop"). Taste is solid - solid toasty malt, solid tea/floral/juicy fresh hops - there’s almost a pot pourri feel here. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent, flat and juicy - by the end of the bottle I was mourning the fact I only had one - one of the nicest NorAm UK-style IPAs I’ve had - eat your liver, Alexander Keith’s "IPA."
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A basic standard IPA except for an unusual fruity profile. Good beer
How: Bottles. Sample at Mondial de la Bière 2008
The look: Clear dark blonde body with a medium off-white head
In long: Welll balanced a well malted and well hopped beer. Sweetness is as much honey as it is caramel. Chewy body, a little fluffy. Fruity notes are bananas (!), peach and apricots… rather unusual fruity profile for an IPA. Medium bitterness. I liked it and I thought its weird fruity notes actually helped it to be more than just-another-IPA. A nice Nova-Scotia IPA, may not have much of a future on the global north-american market but in Halifax it probably has as much competition as an ice-cream counter in Yukon.
DuffMan (5795) - 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!
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 29 Sep 2007) Pale amber colour with brief white head. Fruity nose with notes of dried apricots, rubbery hops, grapefruit and pineapple. Fruity, hoppy taste with grapefruit, pineapple and loads of citrussy hops in the finish. Hops are more evident at the back of the tongue than in the nose. Very nice and hoppy beer.
blankboy (5617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ’December at DougShoemaker’s 2005’ -- courtesy of OKBeer & jerc. Pours a clear golden-orange with a small white head. Fresh citrus hops aroma and flavour along with some caramel malt. Medium bodied. Nice, tasty, well balanced IPA.
5000 (5616) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Darker golden, fairly clear, moderate off-white foamy head, fairly nice lacing.   Soft bready malts along with a nice dose of hop bitterness.   Seems a bit caramely even.   Slight buttery tea leaf on first sip.   Somewhat stale hop flavor.   Soft malt base.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish seems a bit dirty, like bad water or something.   Tiz okay, but very low on the IBU scale.   Not crisp, but still decent.   Thanks jerc for the bottle!
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1899-20081213] 1pt6floz bottle. Grainy hops aroma has a hint of citrus and wood. Clear, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Heavy grainy hops flavour has some bitter citrus pips. Medium-full body. Nice and drinkable.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright golden, clear, white head with lacing. Bright, happy hops in the nose. Fruity and inviting. Soft, nice mouthfeel. Sweet malt body with hops kissing every sip--a fine balance. Good stuff.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to my father for sharing this beer. Bottled the second week of September 2010.
The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is very strong. The first whiff is very similar to juicy fruit gum, but I also get some flowers and bready malt notes. The flavor is very fruity. I get some bubble gum, perfume, flowers and a little bit of pine. Low to medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The beer is very good, but it got a little hard to drink near the end.