tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice amber pour, billowy head. nose is sweet english malts, some hops but very English in style. flavor is nice again very english, well balanced hops are there but not big like an American IPA but really nice
TheJester (2086) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle. Copper-brown with a small, bright white head. The aroma is actually a balance of caramel malt and piney, herbal hops. The flavour is much the same. Decent bitterness. Iíd really like to see more from the hops, especially in the flavour.
guil0000 (291) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Nose of light malt with some notes of earthy floral hops.Medium body. Dry to sweet on the taste. You reallyget the malt in the beguinning then the hops kick in for a medium hoppy finish. I really like it.
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single 341 ml bottle from Liquor Depot, served in a nonic pint. Pours a brilliant orangey-amber shade with light carbonation and a fluffy cap of orange-tinted white, with good retention and leaving doily-like lace rings. Aroma is a lovely hit of fresh resinous and citrus hops with mildly sweet malts keeping the backbone straight. Flavor is led by puckeringly bitter piney hops leaving their mark on the back of the tongue, while the citrus and malt retreat from the resinous wallop. Thin, with a good finish, although the astringency hangs around long enough to be a nuisance. Itís a good IPA, but itís kind of problematic due to its imbalanced, bitey bitterness, and its 6.5% abv punch rules out sessioning.
tdubs92 (36) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weaker smell. Mainly hop and citrus. Copper with bubbly white top. Nice balance of hop and sweetness. Sweetness is most distinctivly caramel. Moderate carbonation and only slightly oily.
packers188 (40) - - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Style: Indian Pale Ale
Description: Biere de style anglaise ambree, bon petillement, mousse tranquile:/ bon nez houblonner relativement tranquille/ Bonne Ipa tres classique
chris__hartley (291) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours copper with straw highlights; the head is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: grapefruit, grassy-notes, alcohol, and toffee. The taste is medium-light bitter that finishes medium bitter with light astringency; there are notes of: grapefruit, alcohol, burnt caramel, and slight malt. The palate is medium-light bodied, has medium carbonation, a slightly oily mouthfeel, and a long bitter finish. Overall, itís overly simple.
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the only cafe. Dark copper body. herbal and grassy. Reminiscent of their apricot beer on the nose in a way, unique and nice. The bitterness doesnít really shine through on the nose, but hits well in the mouth. Enjoyable and unique. A current favorite.
Beardbeerman (237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle (dated 02/08/2012) served in a St-Ambroise tulip glass around 6 degrees:
Visually, you get a clear dark copper pour holding rough carbonation and topped off by about two fingers of bright frothy head. I found the foam very airy and it also left large spotted lacing.
The nose is mostly dominated by sweet elements (honey, brown sugar, corn syrup), but grassy/herbal hops and some soapy yeasts can also easily be found.
On the tongue, this ale will unwrap different layers of flavour, starting with a sweet attack of honey and corn syrup. Itís closely followed by a more bready element from the malts and it ends on a herbal and floral note from the hops. Finishes dry, it was very well balanced from start to finish and it held a moderate bitterness. Density is off the charts giving it unbelievable corpus and an enjoyable creamy texture.
Overall, this EnglishIPA is an excellent product. Itís complex, structured, balanced, full-bodied, and all that, without being overwhelming. Enjoy it fresh so you get all its properties. Cheers!
Listigovers (438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice gold with a slight orange tint, medium offwhite head. Smells resinous and hoppy. Slight hop bitterness with more malts for balance, the hop flavours themselves are grassy and resinous, medium to light bodied, juicy and refreshing, pretty nice, although I have faith McAuslan can make one with even more punch ;)
terrybail (701) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can from the lcboPours pale orangey yellow with a soapy headNice hop aromaBitter crisp finish pretty good