Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Colin and Kendra! Nice citrus and malt aroma. Looks great - glowing murky orange, small thick white head. Great citrus taste and huge bitterness up front. Really sharp bitterness throughout and long linger as well. A bit of burning alcohol. Yep, a very solid IPA with my favourite hop.
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice foggy amber and a good light beige head on top. Decent IPA aroma, and a decent IPA taste. There’s little outstanding about this one, but it is an okay IPA.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear, yellowish amber with a decent, off-white head. Okay lace. Aroma is sweet malt, sweaty old hops, lightly cheesy hop pellets. Taste is pine needle bitter, sweaty, pretty much a pine-cone bomb.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Medium body, some acidity.
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thx to cfrancis for the bottle. The cap apparently was glued on with some industrial concrete. Nice amber colour with an average sized light tan head of small bubbles that leave sloppy lacing. Straight forward hop aroma of leaves, peaches, nectarines, caramel, faint medicinal - smells pretty good. Citrus and caramel flavours are pretty much the model for this brew. Peaches, pine, caramel, herbal notes are gaining strength, sweetness is not dominant. Simplistic and tasty with ample bitterness that keeps me aware. Heavily carbonated IPA’s seem to be a trend to me lately. Endless gas - I’m hoping not to melt off my wife’s eyebrows as I attempt to get some skin in the middle of the afternoon.
mabel (6492) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 [3399-20100926] 341mL bottle. Sweet grainy fruity hops aroma. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a long-lasting foamy light tan head. Fruity hops bitter peel flavour has mild citrus notes. Medium body. Fruity, bitter, good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
[4506D-20120609] Cask. Toasted orange flesh aroma has a little mandarine orange going on. Clear, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Muted orange citrus hops has some underlying tannins in the flavour. Medium body. Tasty. (6/3/7/4/14) 3.4
(Cask Days @ Benelux, Montreal, QC)
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a rustic amber body with an off white head. Poor head retention and a light lacing. Dried fruit and a hint of citrus. Light grapefruit a bit nutty with soft carbonation. A modest malt tone there is a light papery milled malt like note. Hop oxidation and proteins round this one out. Eh.
Reliefcreation (1) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toute une bière, une amertume bien présente qui tient en bouche. Une très bonne IPA québécoise.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber brown with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with some good caramel notes. Flavor is ok. Not very hoppy, but pretty good. Not great, not terrible.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale amber pour. The nose is a little bit dusty with some light citrus. Very laden with diacetyl which I just can’t get past. Lightly toasted pale malt with a kiss of herbal hops. Assertive bitterness though. Meh.