DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and then some! Amber, has a tiny off-white head. Flavour has pink grapefruit, lemon, candied malt and wine gums. Medium bodied, very well balanced and oh so drinkable. Terrific!
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2009’. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small fizzy white head. Nice aroma of floral hops and tropical fruit -- like resiny hop juice. Slightly watery, but nice, hoppy flavour. Average bodied. Very good, I really enjoyed it.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. At Volo Cask Days 2009. Beer of the festival for me. Hazy gold pour, with an average lasting off-white head. Aroma - wow!!! - mango, ripe grapefruit, very floral ... literally mouth-watering. The taste is a bit more conventional, and simple - sweet, floral and grassy-bitter, very mild alcohol presence ... slick mouthfeel, mildly acidic, with a slightly pungent fruity/grassy finish - stunning aroma, I went back for several more pours.
garthicus (2798) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask @ Volo cask days: Appearance: Golden orange, small white head. Aroma: Nice hops aroma, barley, like Robinsons Barley drink that’s always advertised around Wimbledon time of year in the UK/Ireland, floral too. Flavour: Wow, barley squash, lemon, quite mild, really enjoyable and refreshing - like a Robinsons!
mabel (7391) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2553-20091031] Cask. Orange pulp aroma. Clear, medium orange body with a big quick bubbly white head. Bitter orange hops flavour has a wonderful sweet orange finish. Medium body is a little bitter. A great start to the weekend portion, but just an overall great brew.
(Cask Days @ Volo; Toronto, ON)
robinvboyer (3532) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Volo Cask Days 2009. My favorite beer of the festival. LOADS of citrus, and floral hops, i couldnt get my nose out of the glass. The flavor was pretty mute on the malt, and just dominated by the hops, but being a big hop fan i didnt mind at all. Just a great beer for the hop head in you. The finsh wasnt overly bitter, it was more of a sweet hops experience.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Days 2009 @ Bar Volo, Toronto, ON: Hazy and light orange in colour, no head to speak of. Strong, fresh hop aroma with honey and lemon. Flavour is a bit sour, hoppy, citrus, quite interesting. Sadly, it was the only one of the day I couldn’t complete, something about it just didn’t appeal. Good effort, but just seemed to be missing something.
tomthompson89 (1934) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
this had such an amazing nose!! straight from Doug, Amarillo hops. nose was like hop juice sweet and yummy, no head amber color. flavor was sweet and citrus. wish there had of been a little more bitterness to make this an incredible IPA
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009-10-31. Lightly hazy golden amber, near headless. 3+ Lovely aroma, leafy hops blend beautifully with sweet citrus, orange, tangerine. Flavour is similar, sweet citrus melange over leafy green hop undertones. Muted malt accents are supportive. Average palate is flat which makes it feel more thin bodied than it is. Very good, one of my favorites of the festival. Cask at Volo Cask Days 2009
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
High IBU felt here, despite 45 ranking. Cask at 2009 Volo Cask days. Taste like freshly squeezed orange and grapefruit juice. Dry hopping, a bunch of finishing hops. Amarillo and C hops? Good soapy head, and malted down with something giving it unique overall flavour.