pumpmaster (1053) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 ounce sample at the brewpub Taproom at 4 samples for $5.00CAD. Very good.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the brew pub. Way more clear looking than expected. 1 inch head, recedes quickly. Aromas of weak candy and mild hops. Fair bit of citrus in the flavor, some candy like sweetness. Really not what I was expecting.
blomster (178) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub, Jan 2nd 2011. Hazy, pale, white head. Great malt aroma (is this a pilsner???) with a little citrusy and grassy hops. Medium bodied, thin textured, average carbonation.
Again a great, balanced malt profile in the taste, but where is the hop flavor and aroma of an IPA? A decent beer, however I feel I have to give it a pretty low rating as an IPA.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at GCBF ’10, pours light golden with a white head. Aorma of pale malts and very light hops. Flavour of light hops, quite citrusy / lemony and caramel malt. Disappointing.
manuchampions (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Maybe I got an off bottle of this. The aroma was slightly funky and mostly malt with the slightest hint of hops. On the tongue there were slightly roasted malts, fairly bready, and what tasted like British hops (subtle and not really interesting). The finish was a little sharp, metallic and stale. I would classify this as an inferior English style IPA, not a west coaster, and certainly not as good as many other locally made IPA’s. Disappointing.
BrewDad (4505) - Olympia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub - Victoria BC
Hoppy with a nice malt backing this was a good IPA had the flavors and the grapefruit finish that I like.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour was a light amber with a creamy head that dropped off rather quickly. Aroma was somewhat hoppy, but also with more malt that I’d expected. Taste was more of the same, with some bite from the hops but more malt than I wanted in an IPA.
GRM (2703) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, le 27 avril 2009; oeil : dorée, claire, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve; nez : houblon résineux, léger orange, léger pamplemousse, léger malt caramel; bouche : houblon résineux, léger orange, malt caramel, léger citrique, finale en malt caramel avec une bonne présence de houblon résineux, légère astringence, corps moyen, très légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, coulante, légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : bien aimé mais perd de ses qualités lorsqu’elle se réchauffe
Glass, 5-ounce, draught, on the premise on April 27 2009; eye: golden, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of tan head; nose: resinous hops, light orange, light grapefruit, light caramel malt; mouth: resinous hops, light orange, caramel malt, light citrusy, finale in caramel malt with good presence of resinous hops, light astringency, medium body, slightly bitter, mildly sweet, slick, lightly grainy; overall : quite likable but loses its qualities as it warms up
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2011
2011-08-16, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Dark blond color. The aroma is nice, but full of cereals and grains. Good body strength; malt and toffee flavor, with moderate residual sweetness; good bitterness level, but not many hop qualities besides some obvious resins.
Pleasant bold, non-aromatic, IPA.
2008-08-08, bottle, 7-4-7-5-15=38
Hazy deep blond color. Surprisingly it has a very good malt aroma, like the best German Pilsners, full and leaning to the cereals side. Quite full body, very good malt flavor with very good hopping too, again like a German Pilsners but with a light fruity touch and less crispy and dry. Strange, but very good.
Nik925 (727) - California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, highly carbonated, with strong citrus flavors. Ordinary malt background, and mild bitterness but still a solid IPA. Different than the normal.