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Taps Sinister Sam Insane IPA

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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (316) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (698) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - 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]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Had on draft as Sinister Sam’s @ 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..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
From a tap at Syndicate Brewery in NF. Very good IPA. Nice bitter hoppy mix with a malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
Growler from the brewpub, shared with Steve and Mike, served cool in a tulip glass. 29AL12.

App.: Slightly hazy amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma: Quite British, earthy, a little floral, pine/resin, stern caramel/toffee malts, a touch fruity. Palate: Medium body, very relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Esters (bubble gum), earthy, British, decent hops- pine, resin, etc., brown sugar, maple, light raisins/dark dried fruits; dry with decent bitterness and a British malt finish.

A decent British-style IPA. Not that sinister or insane.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2012
On tap at Taps. Hazy dark orange pour, thick cream head. Strong aromas of grapefruit, pine, caramel, slightly floral. Very smooth. Solid dose of citrus, but the thing I find interesting about it was the creamy texture. Not as "Insane" as I expected but nice balance and well hidden booze. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
341ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a murky dark amber with a creamy off-white head.. Wonderful lacing. Respectable head retention.Aroma of hops, pine citrus, and malt. Flavour is bitter with hops, grapefruit,minimal sweetness. Astringent. Pretty decent Canadian IPA.


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