Strangebrewer (738) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 6.0%. Poured clear gold with a rocky white head. Perfumey hop aroma. Creamy texture with a tart finish, not overly dry. Citrusy flavour, I didn’t taste any pineapple that others did but definetly grapefurit notes with some piney resin.
BreWedge (235) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ 6.0% abv. Pours a clear orange/yellow with a huge white foamy head. Aroma is citrus hops (pineapple?) and pine. Taste is grass, pine. Dry, biting mouthfeel with a lingering resiny bitterness. Decent IPA but not a go to.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Amber color, clean, with creamy head. Mild aroma, some hop. Smooth mouthfeel, quite good malt and toffee flavor, with nice citrusy hopping, and long final.
Not impressive, but pleasant.
BartmanDrinks (10) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Looks like a beer, smells like citrus nirvana, and tastes like you just cut your first Pipeline barrel.
bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours from the bottle a bold, bright orange with minimal head, leaving very slight lacing. The aroma is dominated by citrus and pine, with sweet caramel and subtle pineapple that I would probably not notice if not expecting it. The palate is smooth and fairly light with average carbonation. The taste is bittersweet, with the hops balancing the sweetness of the malts and pineapple well. This beer has a very long finish of citrus and pine with growing bitterness. very refreshing.
Papillon (353) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
500 mL Glass of draft at a pub. My curiosity was piqued when I saw one being poured "from an orange handle" in that line of drafts. Golden body with a very thick and very tenacious frothy white head that left a set of foamy ribs on the glass as I sipped it. Intense resiny hops with an accent of grapefruit rind rules in the aroma, although the light sweet malts don’t go unnoticed. The flavor is "Grapefruit Rind Central" which I find likeable in a beer of its style yet the light sweet malts speak up loud and clear. A bitter hop "grapefruit rind" aftertaste and finish express just enough to say: "This is good beer!"
Eructoblaster (2744) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Hazy golden body with lively carbonation and a good white foamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy and malty hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grapefruit and herbal notes. Ends with a good bitter/herbal finish.
mnurda (1049) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Delta Toronto East. Pleasantly surprised to find this on tap. Nice hop taste. Strong taste also almost like a Double IPA. Well done
Hungarian_G (87) - - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Had a taster of this pale ale at one of my locals... very light yellow with thin white head. Nice aroma of yeast, citrus and some hops, but the only taste I got out of it was grapefruit pith. Bitter in a bad way in my opinion, and not a trace of pineapple. Glad it was only a taster as I wouldn?t pay for a full pint.
LBarouf (108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Johnny Farina, Ottawa, ON
Aroma: A mix of citrus, cheese, hints of banana and vanilla. A very complex mix of aromas that did not hint at Pinapple for me.
Appearance: A nice clear copper coloured. Average fizz and a nice white head that lasts.
Taste: Bitter... real bitter like a nice ESB with hints of sweet, especially in the after taste.
Palate: As complex as it’s aroma... feels liek afull body, with a slick texture, average carbonation, a long bitter finish ending on sweet. You can taste the sweet fruity foundation hidden behind the ESB. Did not feel like a Pale Ale to me at all.
Overall; Love it, it was much better than anticipated. Looking forward to try again. Hat’s off guys... you can be proud of your elixir!