Cantabrian (816) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
St Thomas is the land of the Dead Elephant and St Catherines is the land of the Albino Rhino. I had lived in London for many years and never had a chance to see the monument to the dead elephant. While visiting friends this time, I had a chance to drive down to the Railway City, take a picture with Jumbo and get a can of Dead Elephant. For an IPA, it had a surprisingly sweet, un-hopped aroma, staying around biscuits and honey. The colour is dark gold, very translucent, with no turbidity, and a reasonable white head. A cascade of bubbles keeps rising from the bottom. Flavours are basically sweet, malty, with biscuits, karamel, honey and dried, sweet apricot. But it is balanced with a nice amount of bitterness that makes itself evident on the finish. The bitterness is grassy, with a touch of grapefruit, but not enough fruitiness in this hoppy touch to my taste. Palate was buttery, sticky, greasy, quite striking and unexpected but it gives a nice touch up to this beer. Not really a hop bomb, but I enjoyed the dead elephant. I guess Americans would call this an ESB, but this is Canada, and one should not be surprised with a more faithful take (although not too precise) on the historical IPA. At the end of that same day I did drive through Saint Catherines, but never had a chance to meet & greet the Rhino.
SuperTiti33 (517) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde dorée. Nez: malté. Fruit confit. Caramel. Houblon résineux. Bouche: belle amertume. Fruité. Agrume (surtout l'orange). Biscuit. Florale. Malté. Résine. Elle a l'allure d'une double ipa sans la chaleur d'alcool. Très bien.
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from can. Medium golden colour with medium size head with long lasting lacing. Floral aroma, maybe caramel. Medium bitterness, with average malt. Quite good.
tompete (211) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear golden with a big off white head. Aroma is bready and a little hoppy. Flavour is slightly bitter with malty notes. Not really complex. Body is a little on the thin side. Finish is definitely bitter in a not nice way, from too much high alpha acid hops.
mike5326 (907) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a cold can. Light orange color, medium head, nice lacing. Typical floral and hops smell. good blend between hops, taste and drink ability. Refreshing IPA.
LarryBeast (515) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. These aren’t the hops I’m used to from my IPAs -- much earthier, muskier, meatier. Lower on bitterness and punch.
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
550ml glass from draught tap. Pleasant light malty & hoppy aroma. Initial nice fruity taste, but the aftertaste was hoppy in the wrong way. Kind of reminded me of silage, so struggled to like it.
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Not as strong as many other craft beer IPA’s out there which can be either a bad or good thing depending how you like your IPA’s. Anyways overall a decent beer.
RxForHealth (155) - - JUL 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hop bomb is right. This was a but overwhelming. 473 mL can from the LCBO. Hoppy aroma with some citrus. On the tongue a lot of hops with a long bitter finish. Wouldn't order again, but appreciate the effort the brewmasters went to.
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CraftBeerNick (889) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home, 30th June 2013, with first BBQ of 2013. Nice IPA, fairly typical US style, good smooth and well balanced, liked it, although the Founders Centinnial, I had after showed off much more quality