WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tall can. Pours clear amber, white head. Nose is heavy on the crystal malt, with citrus hops in the background. Flavour is again mostly crystal malt with some floral, mineral water. Vegetal. Not an IPA.
Ikerr (5) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is solid, drinkable, mildly hoppy IPA. Better on tap if you can find it. Decent beer, decent story, nice guys at the brewery.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden, with a nice thick white head, good lacing. Medium bitterness, some malt. Pretty good overall.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Sweet caramel. Clear copper with a thin white head. Big caramel backbone and hop bitterness. Sweet and bitter but no hop flavour. Drinkable.
Cantabrian (927) - 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 (764) - 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 (112) - 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 (240) - 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 (1116) - 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 (597) - - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can. These arenít the hops Iím used to from my IPAs -- much earthier, muskier, meatier. Lower on bitterness and punch.