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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JRock72 (605) - - APR 4, 2011
On tap at Niagara’s best. Light brown with light head that retains. I would have liked to see more hops come through this one but still a nice balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 3rd annual Ontario Cask IPA Challenge tasted blind. Deep orange brown. Hazy pour with a lot of suspended particles. Resiny flavour with a lot of minerally flavour and a lot of orange peel. Bitter but fairly clean. 7 3 7 3 14 Deep amber pour. The aroma is incredibly odd. Sort of savoury with a bit of an herbal hoppiness. A little bit of maple character and brown sugar. There is a bit of softness and sweetness. The hoppiness is pretty intense though. Assertive and bitter. Decent. 7 3 7 3 14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Lots going on with one, aroma of citrus and fruity notes, it has a bitterness but not as strong as I would like from an IPA, it was quite drinkable tho, good offering, like the name

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Pour copper/amber decent head good lacing. Aroma caramel, malty, piney and floral hops. MF medium chewy body mild carb. Taste flowers, great bitter finish, caramel, floral and piney hops. Overall solid bitter brew good job!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlashParker (85) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
Draught. Syndicate, Niagara Falls, Ontario. Chuck Norris Roundhouse IPA is the reason Waldo is hiding. True story. Great amber pour, solid carbonation. Pine, lemon and grapefruit nose. Like a naked run through the woods. Hop-smack kick on the tongue. Awesome bitterness. Resin, resin, resin. Medium bodied, nice zest, too. A fantastic beer and worth the trip to Niagara. Skip the falls and take a shot from Chuck. Loving TAPS and Syndicate!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 on tap at Gabrinus in London, thanks for the share Len! light copper with an off white head. american hop nose, malt stucture. flavour is somewhat simple. not lacking in anyway but missing something to give it umph. decent stuff/////////////////////////////bottled sample is much better, hope they get this into the lcbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1673) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
Poured a deep gold, 2 finger white cap. Aroma is a cross between Brit IPA and west coast IPAs...caramel malts with an earthy herbalness and a bright citrus character, fruity esters in undertones. Nice pile-up of cara malt in front then the fruity esters and big Willamette hopping kicks in...nice crispness, lightly dry finish with light metallic after taste....a boiler plate Craft IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Blue Palms (I’d assume that this was from the Orange County TAPS, but the name was Chuck Norris Roundhouse IPA...). Pours with a slightly hazed golden body and a lasting, just barely off-white head. Aromas are fruity, with citrus and orange water. Flavors of tea, caramel, orange, bitter and grapefruit zest. A bit of lingering bitterness, and somewhat watery (didn’t know that it was only 5%). Lively bubbles with a bit of residual sweetness (for the style).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Deep hazed red grapefruit colour, with sticky shelf like lace that persists. The aromas were grapefruit, perfume, pine, floral, with some resiny qualities leading to stone fruits.. Very inviting and fresh. Very bitter upfront, good tongue tingle. Stone fruit sweetness comes after the initial hop smack. Medium full bodied, creamy, with a piney citric finish with low bitterness. Excellent example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Tap at brewery. Very nice beer. Aromas of caramel, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with lingering bitterness at the end. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Amber, with a frothy white head.

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