Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours amber, with a off-white head. Aroma is pretty unique. Caramel, citrus, strawberry ice cream, vanilla wafers with some faint smoke. Seriously, strawberry ice cream? Flavour is big on malt with some straw / cereal notes, caramel, lots of hops for a spicy, tongue burning bitter finish. Kind of reminds me of Mill Streetís Tankhouse Ale, with a hell of a lot more hops. Well done. One of the better Ontario Craft Brews.
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured golden amber with a giant, foamy head and nice lacing. Aroma of hops with some citrus in there too. Poured clear with lively carbonation. The taste was quite bitter from the outset all the way to the almost astringent finish. Some definite maltiness discerned within this medium bodied brew. Honestly I wanted to like it more than I did. Having said that it is quite quaffable, a nice hoppy beer. I would buy it again.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml: Pours flat and yellow, light soapy head. Aroma is rock candy, sour lemons, hint of floral hopping, all quite muted. Taste is biscuity with apricot and a good portion of bitter, yet nondescript, hops. Itís not a bad beer but it just lacks character. Probably nice in the summer.
ddenomme (36) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a pleasant surprise. Light in the nose, cereal/grass predominating. Nice amber pour with moderate carbonation. Very full, rounded palate, nicely bitter but not overpowering. Overall I would definitely buy again - really good introduction to a brewery I hadnít heard of before. Kudos!
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrucy hops and some sweet malts. Flavor is also quite hoppy but a tad wattery. The hops are there but the further you get intothe beer the thiner they get. The carbonation is a little low, but there is a very pleasant bitter finish.
wilderthanyou (718) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How the heck can this beer only have a 3.2 average???
Pours a delicious manuka honey orange with a big frothy white head.
The aroma at first biscuity, with notes of melon, but then dominated by hops, grapefruit, pine, and as JesseM mentioned, some smoke, which I noticed seems to be an overlooked element.
The flavour is delivers the goods, lots of delicious hop notes, grapefruit being the most prominent, balanced by a good strong malty biscuit base, with some lingering notes of smoke in the finish.
I think some people should revisit this beer, it really deserves a much higher rating.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Smells good - grassy hops, very pale, with a hoppiness that lingers nicely. This ale seems to have improved over the past year or so.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden brown with an off white head. Aroma is lightly flowery with subtle malts. Flavour has light malts with light hops with a nice balance of bitter on the back of the tongue. Body is medium and fairly decent.
TheJester (1656) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 mL bottle. Nice label. It pretty much goes downhill from there. Some hops in the aroma, but thereís an off-aroma in there as well. Over-ripe fruit, maybe. Flavour is a little sweet and thin. Too sweet. There is some bitterness, particularly in the finish, but itís no hop bomb. I donít get any of the "ashtray" Iíve heard so much about. Itís just a below average IPA.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 500 ml bottle, from the LCBO - pours a clear, apricot hue with a thick, bleached white head that lasts for quite awhile. Really fruity aroma, tropical fruits - banana, pineapple, mango, peach. Quite nice. Flavour is similar, but strangely more muted, and with a lingering medium bitterness. Good, but doesnít quite live up to the promise of the aroma. And certainly not an IPA in the American sense, but that doesnít necessarily make it bad. Itís actually a pretty nice, if unique, offering. Very nice carbonation level, soft in the mouth, but just enough to keep things lively. Candy sweet, sticky, fruitiness on the lips after all is said and done. Very drinkable, certainly doesnít seem like 6.8%, or is it 6.5% (which is what the bottle says). A solid offering from this brewery which really seems to have cleaned up early inconsistency issues. I will buy more and continue to support them.