Sammy (11248) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Cole’s. Presented to me as a kind of wheat IPA. The wheat bulks up the body and aids the lace. Golden yellow body, aromatic hops. Tongue tingling carbonation.. Decent bitterness, closer to what an American Pale is today in that regard.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009-05-02. Golden orange body with a mdoest off-white head. (3+) Aroma is hoppy with grassy hops and muted pale malt underneath. Flavour is quite hoppy with lots of grassy hops and very light resin touches. Touch of alcohol and bitterness in the finish. Very hop dominant it has only minimal pale malt to support it, but the hop bitterness lingers pleasantly. (7+) Average plus palate has above average carbonation. Nice. It is a bit one dimensional but fortunately it is a pleasant hoppy dimension. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2120-20090502] Tap. Floral yeasty evergreen pinesap hops aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Floral grassy hops flavour has lots of pine sap yeast. Medium body is bitter initially and finishes dry. Good.
(@ Coles; Buffalo, NY)
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Coles in Buffalo NY. Pours a beautiful bright golden orange with a white head. Sweet citrus hoppy fruity aroma. The flavor is also hoppy with citrus and floral notes on top of a caramel malt and wheaty base. Nice lingering citric hop finish. Very drinkable.
jredmond (7671) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at coles in buffalo, ny. Pours a bright golden body with slight haze. Aroma is sweet pine hops. The mouthfeel is aggressive but very balanced. The taste is beautiful hop, sweet start and bitter, dry finish.
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size diminishing fizzy white head. Lovely aroma of citrusy and spicy hops along with tropical fruit and pale malt. Nice hoppy flavour, lots of spicy and citrus hops, along with a good malt background, some fruit and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied, well carbonated. Wow, this is fantastic stuff -- Mike, you need to get this stuff bottled so I can have some for home -- I love it!
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 on tap at Coles Buffalo, NY. Made for Coles 75th Aniversary. Pours alighter golden. Crisp hop filled aroma with some lemony citus & wheat. Taste is clean, citrusy wheay with real nice hop bitterness. Hoppy enough for hopheads & clean enough for non hopheads. Great summery session brew
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Coles, Buffalo NY. Hazy gold with an average fizzy white head. Lush, sharp citrus aroma, light pineapple malt backing, spicy and quite floral - really really appealing. Very perfume/floral/citrus hop flavour, with citrus zest, maybe a hint of coriander, sweet lightly fruity malt, only a bit of alcohol presence (dangerous, that!), mostly just incredibly crisp and balanced, not overly sweet at all. Light body, well carbonated, quick finish to the malt, and a long crisp lingering floral/citrus finish. I can’t fault this - I would make this a staple if it were on tap near me. Which it isn’t of course.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by blankboy, with him, Harry, Al, and Greg. Pure citus hop aroma - lemony fresh! Orange’ish our, white head. Nice taste, lots of hops, crisp. Well carbonated. Just an overall very enjoyable brew that is in between IPA/APA.
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
With great thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Straw yellow, slightly hazy, small white head. Aroma: Hops, pineapple, strawberry, cherry and grass. Flavour: Woah, bitter hop, pineapple, mango, lovely rose hip/floral notes with a nice long sweet finish.