Zymurgeist2 (748) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in The RC. Massive grapefruit and orange aroma. Beautiful. Pours a pale gold that is clear with a full white head of small bubbles and nice lacing. Pronounced citrus (orange/grapefruit) and freshly cut grass balance well with above average bitterness and slight malt that could lend more support. Finishes slightly dry.
bulldogops (825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #815 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 9 of the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - 7% Clear golden amber pour with a decent white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is syrupy, pastry shop malt, mild citrus. Might have an older bottle, as the hop character is barely present, very light bitterness in the finish. Not bad, but would love to try this on tap.
JeanDuteau (16) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cutting to the chase, this is a great beer. A golden beer with a good head that laces very well and lingers. You can smell the hops but also some sweetness that is very pleasant. Upon tasting, grapefruit and other citrus hits the tongue and really turns the bitter hops into something great.
WheatKing (997) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BeerAdvent 2013 Day Nine. Pours amber white head. Nose jumps out distinctly Simcoe with its resin-peach qualities, flavour is more peach, pine, caramel, nicely balanced. I know it’s a hard hop to find but if a good local company started brewing an IPA with Simcoe it would be a best-seller in this household; there’s simply no substitution. So glad the description here proves I was right haha, doesn’t happen very often. This is a "99 percentile" IPA for me.
Malbers (15) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA. Pours an orange amber with moderate white head that laces down the glass after every sip. Aroma is dominated by orange citrus and grapefruit with subtle caramel from the malt. Bitterness is quite smooth and balances really well with the toasty malt. Orange rind type flavor also comes through from the hop rounding out the entire experience. One of the better IPAs I have ever had. I would not pass on an opportunity to try this!
slimspady (142) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of pine and citrus. It's been a long time since I've had an IPA this smooth. Hop bitterness fades into awesomeness. So good.
DuffMan (5824) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from day 9 of the Beer Advent Calendar 2013. Bright orange amber with a thick pillowy light golden head. Terrific bouquet of Pacific Northwest hoppy goodness, very vibrant. Juicy citrus hop flavours open the palate, some perfumey pine, but mostly tangerine and grapefruit. The malts are equally lovely, a little doughy, a little toasty. It all finishes with a lengthy bitterness. What a terrific surprise!
rmussman (1587) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap. A really crisp ipa with a big hop palate. Quality brew and was nice cold and at room temperature.
hamfisted (66) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Advent Calendar. An excellent IPA - smooth and drinkable, yet bitter and hoppy in the right places.
andrewturba (755) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Craft beer advent calendar day 9! Pours a clear deep golden colour with a small creamy white head and a bunch of lace. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits(tangerine), citrus, lightly earthy, and sweet pale and caramel malts. Taste is tropical fruit(tangerine), citrus, high bitterness(though very well balanced likely due to the first wort hopping), earthy, faint alcohol, and light caramel.
Reimer96 (861) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBAC day 9. Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits with a good whiff of bready malts. Taste is citrus and tropical hops, bready malts, grapefruit, orange and a nice bitterness throughout not astringent. Overall a great ipa.