MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Tropical fruit meet salty minerals in this lean and refreshing New World IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces around the misty blond.
-The salty notes are surprising but highly agreeable.
-The fruitiness is rather citrusy as well.
-The soft bubbling and slender mouthfeel increase drinkability.
-This one is getting better ratings than this brewer’s English-style ales, but it is probably because citrusy IPAs are in vogue. His Stout and ESB deserve as many, if not more, accolades, imho.
On tap at the brewpub.
Scopey (9384) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the brewpub. It pours clear amber with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet, juicy, orange muffin, lilt, candied peel, mango and passion fruit. The taste is nicely bitter, oily, pine, resin, peppery, grapefruit rind, light alcohol, bread, cereal and toasty grass with a lingering bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Punchy and well-made. Juicy aroma. Good brewpub IPA.
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid. Tap at brewpub. Pours Amber some head lots lacing. Nose is sweet and some grapefruit. Flavours are fruit, syrup, grapefruit. Taste med bitter med/light sweet. Med sticky body lively carbonation.
BrewGoblin (569) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dagnabbit! This was a great find of the day! A fine looking, delicious tasting banger of a taste-wizard a knockin’. Rather light yellowish copper with a potent white skull-cap. Extremely piney with caramel malt and citrus notes as well drift nostrilwards. The taste is brilliantly fresh and piney but also with a smooth sweetness keeping it balanced. Mid-low carbonation and a healthy mid-heavy body make this a great IPA!
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great IPA, never even new it was that strong either. Poured a clear light amber with tiny head. Aroma was incredible, with smells of mango, citrus, pine, and peach. Tasted of peach, pine, grapefruit, and caramel malts. Strong hop presence but good balancing of malts too. Had a medium chewy body with average carbonation and a great bitterness.
monk191 (1351) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice IPA. Pours an ugly clear yellow. Smells awesome, perfectly balanced hops with some tropical fruit and lots of peach. Taste is very well balanced, with some hops mixed with the peach. More IPA-like then the Rogue’s Roost IPA. Had on tap at the brewpub.
UXO (869) - CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Tasting flight) Pours a slightly hazy light gold with minimal head and spotty lacing. Big citrusy nose with grapefruit and pine resin. Taste is similar against a pleasant caramel malt background. Mouth feel is on the light side but sufficient for the style.
mr_altbier (7) - - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
De couleur orange pâle, ambrée, cette bière présente des arômes de pin et de résine. Une petite mousse blanche s?envole rapidement. En bouche, un bon goût de vert (houblon) colle au palais et une touche légèrement sucrée accompagne le tout. Le hop blend est bien choisi et cette IPA est définitivement une des meilleures en ville. Finale résineuse, collante.
ImPA (14) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Overall this one is really hard to beat. I haven’t found any IPA in the region that is available on a regular basis that comes close to it. Please please please put this in bottles on the NSLC shelves! Hops! Through and through, fruity, juicy, well balanced malt backend, long finish with a firm bitterness that seems just perfect. I might prefer it with slightly less malt character, otherwise, such a delightful and easy drinking IPA. I want one now.
Lubiere (11237) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ipa with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, complex citrusy hopped up exemple, mandarine, biscuit malt, very nice. In mouth, a nice fruity malt with floral hops, orange zest, smooth and quaffable yet exciting.