Alpha10 (418) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/07/20 - Pours a clear, burnt orange/amber colour with a large, pillowy, off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is caramel, roast, tropical fruits, biscuit, mild pine and mild citrus. Taste is caramel, roast, mild citrus, biscuit, spicy hops and mild pine. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with mildly biting carbonation and a sweet finish that starts juicy and finishes dry. Finish was sweeter than I had hoped for.
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neongolden (745) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(650mL bottle from LCBO) Pours a clear medium amber with a moderate, tight white head that lingers and leaves lace. Aroma is heavy on caramel and golden sugar, hops seem restrained/faded with weak pine resin and a hint of orange flesh and something vaguely tropical. On the palate, again malt-forward, bit of caramel and dough, but at least there are relatively more hops than nose; pine resin again along with a little citrus zest, floral notes, slight woodsy/peppery spice too? Fairly bitter and dry on the finish despite the malty character - more like a bitter IPA than a big DIPA though. Moderate alcohol heat for 8ish% abv. Mouthfeel moderate but oily, soft carb. I don’t think this beer is that fresh, but it’s a bit too malt heavy and the hop character is not really punchy or inspiring compared to local DIPAs (ex GLB, Bellwoods). The bar is a lot higher in ON now.
cfrancis (2689) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark golden with a small white top and good lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine hops. Taste is slightly off balanced with resinous pine hops and caramel malted back.
Bendrixian (1323) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber/orange colour. Muted notes or resin and hoppy pine cones with a caramel backbone. West coast style with upfront hops, hoppy mid palate and hoppy finish but there is some age on this one that is rather disappointing, not to mention the sterile filtered approach which mutes alot of flavours.
Ctplt777 (308) - - JUL 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one was just kind of decent at best. Not a lot going on in the aroma. After it warmed up I got a little bit of grapefruit and pine. Taste was okay. Nothing really that notable. Some hop bitterness, and crackery biscuit malt and that’s about it. I’ve had a few other beers by Pyramid and they were pretty good but this one was just kind of average in my opinion. The name gave me this idea of bit hop bursts. Okay beer.
FROMTHEBOTTLE (28) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle.. deep copper hue. Nice head leads to good lacing. Head dissipates quickly. From the get-go you can tell this is a west coast beer.. Lots of hops and bitterness balance nicely with 8.5% abv..Sweet carmel and roasted notes lead to pleasant long lasting finish,,a true west coast IPA.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear coppery pour with a medium off white head that leaves some good lacing. Aroma is citrus, quite hoppy. Taste is also fairly hoppy, pine and citrus but is balanced nicely by some doughy and caramel malts. Mouth feel is great, full and slightly slick.
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear and light gold with a slight white head that dissipates but laces well. Aroma is medium of dough, alcohol, caramel. Taste is smooth for such a big alcohol content, with a medium bitter linger.
robinvboyer (3495) - 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 (2481) - 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.