LBarouf (114) - Ontario, - 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!
Tranquillity (1581) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Nice beer! I don’t get why they had to add pineapple, as I’ve had other IPAs that are way more fruity than this. It has a mellow aroma but a sparkle of flavors. Not too full, but the finish grows on you!
___Steve___ (41) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark, brown, thick foamy head. Smells like pineapples and dry cascade hops but not too obviously fruity or bitter. The taste is bitter at first followed by citrus and then pineapple sweetness. A sessionable dark ale, easy to appreciate and enjoy.
GlennHendry (174) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty and fruity but the flavour is much more robust, with juicy citrus and pineapple most pronounced. Bitter and summery at the same time. Nice.
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale amber with a foamy white head, very pleasing to the eye. Some pine, citrus, and pineapple on the nose. Very light bodied ale, very refreshing. Taste is very interesing, nice amount of bitterness from the hops to play alongside the tropical pineapple flavor. Made me think it was summer for a moment!
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO. Hazy gold body which is subtlety tinted brown. Pineapple, pine, grapefruit on the nose. It is also malty with some caramel coming through a little bit. A nice dryness on the palate, however it doesn’t take away from the overall sessionable quality of this beer. Quite hoppy, medium to elevated perceived bitterness that finishes long with some grapefruit zest, predominantly. Some floral qualities as well.
Bamsen78 (4605) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Stout Irish Pub, Toronto. Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head, Clear aroma of malt and hops, with fruity and estery touches and citric hints. Bitter, hoppy flavour with estery notes and touches of malt and fruit, possibly orange peel as well. Mild, estery and slightly fruity aftertaste. Low carbonation. Refreshing and agreeable but not top-notch.
BrewGoblin (592) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite an enjoyable lil affair to down. A mellow, hazy copper with a frothy head that left a lace legacy behind. Light pine, citrus and caramel comprised the enjoyable aromatics. Sweeter than expected, a white grapefruit flavour was prominent here, a low bitterness trailing. The mouthfeel was softer than expected but a bittersweet aftertaste made this a solid serious session sip.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy amber with fun yeasty swirls floating around and had a big frothy off white head, very good lacing on this brew. Aroma was of pineapple, tropical hops and pine. Tastes of sugar, pine, and the pineapple hits you at the end. Had a light body with a refreshing amount of bitterness at the end.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Silky tropical fruit dominate this smooth New World Pale Ale, ending up in earthy hop resins and their just bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty amber.
-Malts offer but light caramel, without much definition.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-This is well-made, but it lacks depth and subtleties.
On tap at The Black Tomato.
yourilevesque (694) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Merci à Ju-Lo pour la dégustation. Bière bien filtrée, dorée et mousseuse laissant échapper des arômes sucrées, mielleuses et fruitées. Je sens bien entendu de l’annana mais aussi et surtout du melon d’eau et une céréale sûre. Faible effervescence en bouche. Le liquide est plutôt pâteux. Densité moyenne. Du sucre plus que nécessaire. Goût mielleux mais tout de même rafraîchissant. Amertume moyenne, Bière peu intéressante.