rejtable (1501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dirty orange with an initial good bit of frothy head and minimal lacing. Nose is sweet. Flavours are malty almost caramel, some earthy bitterness some light fruit, maybe apricot. Taste medium sweet medium/heavy bitter. Fulling sticky body with lively carbonation.
Sammy (9132) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty DIPA, LCBO acquisition. Similar to the tap sample I had last summer, drinkable but unimpressive. Yes this is how it tastes. Orange with some lace.Orange taste, orange aroma.
jbuskirk (516) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outburst may not seem especially noteworthy when compared to some of its legendary contemporaries but you canít deny that this brew has balls. Nevermind the fact that this beer boasts only 80 IBUís (only in the hop-crazed world of IPAís can you say "only 80 IBUís"). This brew uses some of the most aggressive hop varieties (Centennial, Nugget, Simcoe, Chinook) and creates a flavor thatís plenty crisp and bitter without being brutal. I loved the woodsy, floral note that this IPA brings to the aroma and taste. While not as complex as some of the other hoppy ales, Outburst brings plenty of bravado and masterful balance to the palate.
Spab (2631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange colour with average-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is bread, caramel, pine, citrus and other fruit. Flavour is quite well-balanced with bready, caramelly and fruity malt character and resiny, slightly citric hops. Slick mouthfeel. Big body. Impressive.
kevinsenn (1212) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Citrus candy aroma. Pouts clear deep amber with an off-white head. Taste of raisin and resin, pine, citrus, and a moderately bitter finish. Full sticky body. Nice.
shaynsawchuk (597) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL bottle. Pours maple syrup with a thick white head of tight bubbles. Nose is surprisingly malt forward with layers of bread, medium caramel, butter toffee and candied orange. Only mild bitterness, with slight pine resin and grapefruit notes. Dense and chewy with moderate to full body and average carbonation. Slick and sticky on the palate. Might pass as an Imperial Amber or Red, but not bitter or hoppy enough to be an IIPA in my books. Not what I expected, but tasty nonetheless, really great malt complexity and drinkability.
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Grapefruit, citrus, soapy, piney, floral.
A- Amber color, clear liquid, white head.
T- Citrus, bitter, piney.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, lingering finish.
O- A very lovely aroma with lots of tropical citrus and floral. The taste is the same but the pine and bitterness is more pronounced and you get less of the citrus on the tongue. Overall, this one was a lot smoother and more refreshing than I was expecting it to be.
robinvboyer (3344) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper, medium off white head. Sticky malt aroma, slight caramels, juicy citrus and pine resin. Full bodied, nice mouth feel, slightly oily, and the carb is nice and soft. The finish is quite bitter, loads of pine resins, and solid sticky citrus peel and zest. A well balanced dipa, good stuff.
radiomgb (2438) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-copper in colour with a thin but lasting white head, good lacing. The aroma is quite malty, some sweetness, pine, citrus and spice. The flavour is of caramel malts, bready, some oranges. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long with a strong bitterness.
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
probstblueribbon (3158) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear bright amber with a decent tan head.
Aroma: Quite juicy and sweet, lots of rich caramel malts, citrus, tropical fruits, brown sugar, a little dusty, somewhat resinous, a touch peppery, quite nice.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate+ carbonation.
Flav.: Quite malt-forward with good hop notes, resinous, pungent citrus, lots of tropical fruits, big caramel and brown sugar malt, nice stuff; lightly sweet with pretty big bitterness and a long, resinous/fruity/citrus/caramel finish.
A great beer and a great deal at only $4.95 a bottle!