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Taps Sinister Sam Insane IPA

Brewed by Taps Brewing (Canada)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Niagara Falls, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Prepare to be round-housed in the taste buds. This is a North American style India Pale Ale. It has an intense North West Pacific-hop character from a ridiculous amount of hops added to the brew-kettle, and then dry-hopped later on during conditioning. Citrusy, floral, and fruity flavours take front stage, while the caramel accented malts give it some balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2648) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Drank on tap (10 oz) at Syndicate Restaurant and Brewpub in Niagara Falls on June 24, 2015. Copper orange, small head. Mostly raw barley arome, some notes of hoppy orange. Spicy citrus hop taste, a bit sweet, not to bitter. Itís not a sinful IPA, but itís not sin drinking it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firefly765 (182) - - MAR 27, 2015
Draft from brewery in Niagara Falls Canada a medium cloudy copper. Floral and citrus Aromas. Medium carbonation. Light body. Above average ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pours a nice hazy amber. Aroma is hoppy and citrus. Taste is filled with bitterness and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karol (699) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Tapped at the Syndicate Restaurant and Brewpub in Niagara/Canada. Sweet floral hops aroma. Golden orange copper color, hazy. Unfiltered. Taste starts with a strong malt presence in the front and turns to bitter hops innabout 4-5 seconds. Quite a compwlex body and taste. Full body. Refreshing and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (741) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Has a light copper look with a small white head. Aroma is citrus and floral, with perhaps some pine thrown in the mix. This beer is very hoppy, and finishes dry. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1323) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Slightly cloudy coppery colour. Muted aroma with a hint of citrus and some c-hops. medium bodied brew with a fast profile but showing hints of pine cones a hint of caramel and sweetness. Boring but not disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
Draft @ Syndicate. Pours clear deep amber with a small off white head. Aroma is hoppy fruity piny citric dome carsmel and malts. Flavor similar to aroma, sessionable with a nice bitter bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (861) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Growler picked up at the source. Pours a true copper colour, a bit cloudy, a bit of carbonation. Off white head that dies down to a thin layer that clings to the glass walls, flecks and drips of lace. Nose is Carmel and hop., maybe even a bit of nut. Tastes creamy, pine hop bitter, a bit of walnut nut too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thin white head. Aroma of tangy citrus hops, bitter hops, floral hops, and caramel malt. Flavor of spicy hops up front with bitterness in the finish, grassy hops, and a touch of citrus. Very tasty hoppy IPA! 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6778) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Had on draft as Sinister Samís @ the brewpub in Canada, last night of the trip .. . deep gold amber .. medium head, great lacing .. . mild pine and hay citrus .. . messy mouthfeel, but does the job .. . . "now get outta here!"
Earlier Rating: 8/21/2012 Total Score: 3.2
On draft at the Syndicate .. . caramelly hops .. medium foam .. medium mouth .. . long mild bitter finish .. . pretty nice beer, almost a roundhouse, but not quite... . we all kiss Mertill..

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