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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: 30   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   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.


4.5
   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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMonger (22) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2010 This beer is 6.7% ABV, not 5% Had on cask at the Merchant Ale House. Aroma was very citrusy, graprfruity. Floral notes came in behind that. It looked a little hazy, with a thick, dense head on top. Great lacing. It was very tastey. Cirus fruits up front. Grapefruit and tangerine. Some carmelly malts in there too... Juicy. Good bitterness. It was medium to full bodied. Carbonation was average or maybe a bit higher than usual. Overall, a great IPA. One of the best I’ve had recently in Ontario.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2003) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - 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]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (419) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7832) - 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).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1578) - 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


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