fiulijn (14549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Cíest What, Toronto
Amber color, clean, with small head. Light aroma of malt and hop. The flavor is nice, crispy malt (unusual), with a touch of cereals; the mouthfeel is lean, but there is an apparent light sweetness; good bitterness, with delicate fruits. Balanced.
Fresh and pleasant.
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden colour. Thin head. The aroma doesnít have much hop at all. Thereís light pale fruits, but they are subtle and indistinct. Earthy palate. Lots of fuggles maybe, still only maybe 45 IBUs. Thatís pretty light. The malts are mostly light biscuity stuff and a bit syrupy. Basically a golden ale. Needs way more hop and a much brighter character. Will disappoint anyone expecting an IPA.
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed orange amber alew oth a thick frothy light moka head. In aroma, a very herbaceous hops, lightly infected, but with some Fantome qualities, sweet fruity esters, quite nice. In mouth, a sweet malt with with nice hops, light grapefruits, again, very Belgian esters. Surprising. Thanks Karl.
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On-tap at Cíest What. 47 IBU only for an IPA. It is still hoppy, the carbonation is right there, the finish is odd. Orangey colour with some lace. Definite smoke, a touch watery, a mild pleasant aroma.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour. Creamy white head. The nose is a little bit sweet with a touch of light orange peel and some orange blossom honey. The palate is fairly sweet with mostly pale ale malt. Sweet and a little bit doughy - especially as it starts to warm up. Dirty phenolics on the back of the palate along with a kind of indistinct orange peel hoppiness. Fusely and crappy. These guys have some serious yeast control issues.
Dogbrick (8133) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample from can at the Strange Brew Tasting on 02/18/2012. This brew pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Light grassy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with a mildly bitter hops character and notes of bready malt and fruit in the background. The finish is short and leaves a fruity hops aftertaste. Average overall.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2009-10-01. Hazy golden yellow body with a modest frothy off-white head. Aroma of cooked corn, grass, other something. Flavour is likewise a bit odd, corn/cooked veg, dry pale malts. odd. Average palate. Poor. Based on other ratings it seems that perhaps this does not travel well? Or maybe its just me today, I donít know. On tap at Cíest What
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Orange amber with an average white head. Aroma is light pine and sweet grains. Flavour is light caramel sweetness with a pithy, herbal dry bitterness that is almost a bit harsh, like crushed aspirin. Not sure how fresh my can is, but its lack of aromatics suggests that it is past its best days.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Cíest What
Appearance: clear golden with mid carbonation noted. white mid top with some lace presented. 3+
Nose: sweet malts as base to fruity hop character.
Flavor/Palate : smoked ,metallic bit rough front based on thinner malt. This ale becomes smoother as going forward. Smoky feel with metallic and malty blend worked better than you might imagine.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught . At Volo. I donít think this was cask ... Poured hazy coppery-amber with a small off-white head. Pretty mild aroma - vaguely herbal/bitter, generic fruity sweetness, hints of grass and smoke - smelled a tad vinous. The taste was light and crisp, barely more than midly bitter, frankly the main taste element was campfire smokiness, which I certainly like, but in an IPA? where are the hops, man? The body seemed almost watery, fairly weak carbonation, extremely quick finish and a hint of bacon in the aftertaste. Certainly quaffable, and the best thing Iíve had from this pretty mediocre brewery, but IPA? ... nah.