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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8214) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Reddish colour, with a little white head. Spider lacey. Served way too cold. Much more drinkable when warmed. Decent bitterness, not sure of hop but it emits some floral fragrance. Average mouthfeel. Somewhat aggressive carbonation, mouthfeel is average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Blue Palms (Iíd 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 (didnít know that it was only 5%). Lively bubbles with a bit of residual sweetness (for the style).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
2010-08-27. Crisp dark orange amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, notes of citrus, but almost seems to disappear after you take a drink of it. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly bitter, modest citrus notes throughout, light resin. 7+ Smooth average plus palate. 3+ Rather decent, very drinkable. On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
August 27, 2010 - on draught at Volo. And I spent about an hour talking to the brewer, too - nice guy, but made me feel about 100 years old (he looked about twenty). Deep copper with a solid lasting fizzy/creamy beige head. Simple aroma, but appealing - "C" hops dominate, with enough caramel malt in the background to balance it; a bit spicy (7+). Back-palate bitter taste, dryly hoppy, but much more grain/malt -forward that the aroma ... slightly carbonized, but not too much ... Average body, very lively, medium-long bitter finish, leaves a slightly dry, vaguely burnt aftertaste; big marks for that aroma, Iíd sure like to see less malt and more hops ---- but hell, I always say that!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
Draught at Burger Bar. Pours a clear, deep copper with a small diminishing frothy white head. Mild but pleasant resiny hop aroma along with a hint of sweetness, some grain and sweet malt. Flavour of resiny hops, mostly in the finish (as is often the case in Ontario). Decent bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Didnít knock my socks off but good enough that Iíd drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....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..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
[3363-20100827] Tap. Strong sweet maple hops aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter hops flavour has quite a stinging bittersweet citrus aftertaste. Medium-full boozy body. A fairly kick-ass beer here.
Overheard: "It smells like Chuck Norris?"
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - 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.

3.8
   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]


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