matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 cask at volo. clearish orange, soapy off white head, perfect cask IPA. big pungent hop nose. balanced classic IPA profile. spot on from this start up brewery. great cask pint. 8,5,8,4,16 4.1/5 ////////////////////////////////////// BOMBER FROM THE LCBO. NEW LCBO VERSION BREWED AT BLACK OAK. PRETTY MUCH MY IDEAL IPA, WILL HAVE TO DO A SIDE BY SIDE WITH MAD TOM TO SEE WHICH ONE I TRUELY PREFER.9/5/9/5/18 4.6/5
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden amber with a medium off-white head, that unfortunately doesn’t last long. Aroma is citrus and resinous hops and sweet malt. Taste is big on the bitter grapefruit and pine resin with a good sweet buiscuit malt to round it out. Body is medium with average carbonation.
archer (3) - - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice flavour, not overly hoppy, good colour and nice aroma, definitely worth a try.
pfleonard (4) - - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generally not a huge fan of strong hop-forward IPA's. But this has good complexity on nose and hops are upfront but well integrated. This could be great vector to explore more IPA's for those like myself. Nicely done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL from my lickbow. Pours a clear copper with a small beige head and the aroma is full of nice piney hops and a malt backbone playing a supportive role. The flavour is where this one shines and you get a nice wave of juicy citrus hops followed by some bitter astringency in the finish. Minor fruity esters linger on the palate such as blood orange and peach. Rides along on a tasty biscuit-malt body. A solid IPA from Sawdust City.
GRM (2827) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
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
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 April 3, 2012 - on cask at Burger Bar. I have a rating for this in my backlog, but this is a more representative experience with this beer, I suspect. Almost murky amber-orange pour with a smallish off-white frothy head (3+). Terrific aroma - tons of citrus, light and not too sweet fruit malt backing, definitely some alcohol in there. Taste follows, but much maltier than I expected, and a lot of black tea, weirdly - just moderate alcohol; a bit twiggy. Fairly thick-bodied, solid carbonation for cask, a medium-long grapefruit pith dry palate-coating finish ... solid beer, room for improvement, but already much better than the first batch or two, so well done. Sawdust City continue to impress out of the gate.
Original rating = 3.7
Updated for 2013 - this beer just gets better all the time - I have to bump to 3.9.
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice deep gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma is malty sweet, with pine and grapefruit balancing out the nose. The flavour is solid, a good malty, toffee and biscuit baseline, with juicey hop notes of tropical grapefruit, grapefruit, ends on a sort of muddled note of sweet and bitter, but all and all its very solid.
Metalchopz (2117) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single from the LCBO and first Sawdust for me. Pours a rich golden-amber colour with a frothy white cap that stays long and gives out thick bubbly lacing. Beautiful fresh hop nose with some grass and grapefruit citrus. Hints of sweet fruits and burnt malts eventually come out. Wet mouthfeel, but well-balanced with some light dryness from the hop and great bitterness. Behind the pine-grapefruit is fine malt balancing everything with notes of grains. This is pretty well-brewed West Coast IPA. Highly recommended.
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear orange-amber with a nice off-white froth.
Aroma: Rich, strong, thick pine/resin, lots of peach/apricot fruitiness, big crunchy caramel/toffee malts, a little dusty, some booze, peppery, really nice.
Palate: Medium+ body, fine effervescence, slick.
Flav.: Lots of rich toffee maltiness, big and crunchy, yet dry, a big helping of pine/resin, dank, still some peach apricot fruitiness, dark bread crust, impressive; dry with very good bitterness and a long, richly malty and pine/grapefruit/resin finish.