jvpalmer17 (1) - Ontario, - JUN 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the most refreshing and tasty pale ales out there. I strongly recommend this brew
KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. Hawaiian Style Pale Ale served in my 5$ Spearhead tasting snifter. Their flagship beer pours an opaque copper-orange. The nose is a burst of piney orange citrus hops. Not sure what they mean by Hawaiian but this is quite good. It has a crisp mouthfeel of palate cleansing bitterness, It’s a clean bitter hoppy pale ale with a solid malt backbone.
guil0000 (253) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours avhazy golden red colour with a small long lasting white head. Nose of citrus hop. Mainly grapefruit. Not overly hoppy finish it has the nose of a ipa but no lingering hop. Sweet medium mouthfeel. Very good!
lesifflebiere (1241) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorée foncé, avec une mousse rare, et une apparence trouble liée à une texture mi-mince. Nez dominant de houblons tropicaux, et d’ananas tout aussi tropicaux. La bouche est digne d’une IPA, tellement l’amertume y est puissante, et le fruité tropical des plantes vertes se confond avec l’ananas rajouté. Pour ceux qui y chercheront les fruits, la quête est de longue durée tellement ils sont discrets. Par contre, la bière elle-même est exquise.
HippyHop (50) - CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich gold with clean white head, fizzy and slightly creamy. This beer has a lot going on.
Nose is tropical fruit, citrus, and most notably and unsurprisingly, pineapple. Oddly, though, pineapple is not a predominant taste. Fairly high carbonation, the first sip is sweet citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, and a subtle hint of pineapple. Finish is very dry with sweet citrus, rind, tropical fruit and a nice piney bitterness. The hop profile is really, really nice, but it lacked a bit of malt character/backbone, for my liking. Great beer for hopheads, and extremely sessionable, but for me it was just shy of exceptional. Great summer beer, and it comes in a really neat bottle, sort of reminiscent of old-school soda pop.
Freaky_tiki (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep orange with a thin white cap. Ok, let’s face it: this isn’t my first swing at this brew. I’ve probably had it more often than Rob Ford fumbles a media scrum. Pours is brisk, hoppy & a little like a juicy soda pop. I like drifting into one or three of these at the end of a session, but it does serve pretty well for my 3 part investigation/study (aka excuse to drink more than I should on a Tuesday night). Pretty good in this summer heat but maybe a little too sugary. Bonus mark for having a tiki on the label.
ametras (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Cloudy orange with a frothy white head with some sediments. Flavors are juicy pineapple, pine resin, bread, lemon, alcohol and toasted malts. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.
UXO (163) - CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange gold with one finger of white head diminishing gradually to a medium-dense cap and light lacing. Nose is bright citrus hoppy, with some caramel malt and just a hint of pineapple. Taste is decently balanced grapefruit hops and malt, with only a faint aftertaste of pineapple and tropical fruit. Mouth feel tends to the light side of medium, with good carbonation and a lingering pleasantly bitter finish.
Not a lot of pineapple presence here, but I’m on the fence as to whether that’s necessarily a bad thing - added flavours can be a double-edged sword. Strictly as an APA/IPA, this is pleasant and quite drinkable, so I think I have to leave the pineapple out of the equation.
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Big pillowy white head that sticks around. Aroma is hoppy, pineapple, lime, lemon, grapefruit. A sweet sweet watery body up front with a strong hop finish. Thin body with high carbonation.
shorlin (639) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super ripe orange citrus aroma with some lime. Also pineapple in there after the initial citrus hop notes fade. Appearance is a great orange amber with a white head, good lacing. Taste is a nice bitter. Pineapple is not dominant but does last throughout. Long finish. Kind of dry, great feel. Gets better the more you drink.
jdobbs (368) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice big citrusy hop flavor. Bigger body. Light, crisp carbonation. Lightly syrupy. Clear amber color. Little off-white head. Dots and short ropes of lace. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter for an IPA.