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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A West Coast IPA, loaded with hops and balanced with a blend of malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1155) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
22 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear amber with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big notes of pine and flowers, along with a hint of citrus. Caramel malts come through as well but are overpowered by hops. The flavour is moderately bitter up front but becomes even more so on the back side, with increasing resin and some peppery notes. The finish is long, dry and bitter. On the plate it is medium in body with a pleasant dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent IPA but the hops are a little simple and one-dimensional. 2013-06-11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft - Grapefruit sweet hops. Clear gold with a decent creamy beige head. Big grapefruit pith and resin. Grapefruit finish. Nice grapefruit hop bomb, out of balance but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdoyledesign (174) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On draft. Pours a rather dark golden orange with a thin white head and lots of lacing. Taste is robust with some strong hops, and a hint of pine. Palate lingers with lots of bitterness and hop character. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2990) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Sample, draught, during the National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savoured on August 16 2013; eye: golden with a coppery hue, clear, nice effervescence, nice tan head, average lacing; nose: pine, fresh, grapefruit, light malt; mouth: pine, fresh, grapefruit, light malt, long and quite dry finale in pine with presence of grapefruit, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, harsh texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue lors du National Capital Craft Beer Festival, savourée le 16 août 2013; œil : dorée avec une teinte cuivrée, limpide, belle effervescence, belle mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : pin, frais, pamplemousse, léger malt; bouche : pin, frais, pamplemousse, léger malt, longue finale très sèche en pin avec présence de pamplemousse, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, texture rugueuse; en résumé : belle surprise

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3177) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
Une bouteille de 650 ml dégustée avec Anna P entre deux chasses. Une belle robe cuivrée. Une tête large et rocailleuse. De gros morceaux blanchâtres qui restent collés sur la paroi de nos verres. Un nez piqué par des aiguilles de conifères. Une formation citronnée qui semble aussi apparaître à travers des éléments houblonnés floraux et terreux. Peu ou prou de malts caramélisés pour en faire un quelconque éloge. Un goût de houblons frais et humides, de pin et d’épinette avec, pour agrémenter le tout, la présence de bonnes morsures florales. Une bouche pétillante et légère, un peu mince mais parfaitement compatible avec mon palais qui cherche toujours, dans ce type de bière, la picolabilité. Une finale très longue avec des houblons vifs et puissants qui laisse l’intérieur de ma bouche sèche et piquée comme peut le faire les milliers de cactus du désert de Sonora.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
From Cask Days tent at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. Veiled orange with a short lived head. Aroma is caramel, hops. Flavor is piney, cedary, malty. Finish is mostly herbal. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange colour with medium white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is citrus. Taste of citrus, pine. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2512) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 On cask at Beaus Oktoberfest. Tropical and citrus hops aroma. Simcoe? Some faint melanoidiny notes. Hazy copper under some w white bubbles. Pleasant tropical and grapefruit pith flavour that finishes. Some chocolate undertones in the finish. Lingering bitterness, medium light body. On Cask at Winterbrewed 2014. Dry hopped with a ton of Mosaic hops. Tropical and cat pee hops dominates with blueberry and some faint malt in the distant background. /8 Very cloudy gold under a very thin white sheet and lace. /2 Bitter hops up front with a good amount of base malt sweetness to balance. Mouthful of hops flavour (including some hops leaves) that is fruity with blueberry, strawberry, pine, and cat pee. /8 Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, slightly bitter finish. /4 Overall. /17; 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4378) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours hazy golden with a nice white head, some retention and lacing. honeyed, grainy and lightly sweet fresh toasted spicy malts, hint of caramel, oranges, sweet pine needles, hint of maple, citrus, pepper. moderate carbonation, light body, relatively dry piney-citrusy finish. balanced. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
archer (3) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
Really nice flavour, not overly hoppy, good colour and nice aroma, definitely worth a try.

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