jksipa (169) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
471ml can from the LCBO Pours a deep hazy amber with a finger width off white head. Nose is heavy pine with quite a pit of fruit: citrus and pear and something else. Quite bitter to start with some balanced malt sweetness in the middle and a lingering bitter finish. Quite like the level of bitterness, but there is an underlying metallic tang that distracts. Mouth is quite soft with soft carbonation. Interesting...
Funkatrocious (84) - - DEC 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour from bottle. Really funky with a nasty lingering bitterness. Pours nice dark gold with good off white head
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blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a large lasting foamy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity and resiny hops, bready malt, light spices and alcohol. Flavour’s the same, with fruity hops, spices, bready malt, a bit of alcohol and a hint of wood. Long bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great but pretty good.
robinvboyer (2831) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy amber pour, with a medium white head. Some weird sweet ctrus aromas, mixed with wet cardboard. Weird bitter lemon, and dried hay. Good god this is odd. Low carb, soft mouth feel. Finish lacks the sweetness that was in the aroma. Its quite bitter, with a big citrus pithy finish. This is an odd ball ipa. The hops are there seem to have mingled with odd off flavors.
GregClow (2806) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the LCBO. Slightly hazy golden-copper with a small white head. Really unique hop profile in the aroma and flavour - oddly dank, but also fruity, with mango and blackcurrant notes. A bit of fermented apple character as well. Caramel-leaning malt supports. Finish is long and fruity, some slightly tart citrus notes and more of the blackcurrant. Not quite sure what to make of this...
97hill (32) - - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from a can from the LCBO, liked the label, and I like IPA’s.
pours a nice cloudy amber, good nose.
first sip, citrusy, good hops.
head lingers nicely.
ABV is too high, tasty enough to drink a few, but @ 6.9 not often
good not great, if you want to bring some over go right a head
sailracer (373) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Like most of Shipyard’s beers, they are using some variety of hops that adds a very stiff bitterness to this beer. Luckily it mellowed after the first few sips as my tongue adjusted to it. There were some mild citrus flavors up front and a strong wave of malt after that. The bitterness lingered somewhat .
probstblueribbon (2707) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
473 mL can from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Murky copper with a full orange-tan head. Acetaldehyde and boiled celery, British malts beneath that mess, little else. Medium body, relaxed effervescence. Acetaldehyde and celery again, a little dry, British malt, slightly floral, not good; dry with moderate bitterness and a dry caramel and acetaldehyde finish. Fail.
ziel (69) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not overly hoppy so it went well with my thanksgiving day turkey. I would definitely drink this again.
Bendrixian (946) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudier brew with amber colour and a fine bubbled cream coloured head. The aroma immediately strikes me as different with a spicy almost lemon herb like aroma. There is that citrusy hoppy structure with a slightly caramel note but that spicy herbal note with a hint of apple cider I find strange. On the palate it is bitter and has a leafy hoppy note but I can’t shake that apple cider like flavour that I can’t quite describe. Different and I respect that but not a classic.