DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent head with a bright copper body. Okay hoppy scent but no complexity. flavour is murky hops with a hint of malt. Not bad at all, but hard to pick out of a crowd.
UXO (871) - CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and well-defined lacing. (5/5) Aroma: woody pine, floral, citrus, caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium to full body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter finish. (4/5)
“Nunc est bibendum” indeed. The hops are all the usual starts-with-C varietals that I know and love so well. And it’s such a pretty beer, with pretty much perfect colour, retention and lacing. While we’re talking appearance: the label, I’m more than halfway convinced, is a backhanded compliment to our lovely neighbours south of the border, or at least their passports - so there’s that. Bottom line? I’ll bibendum this all day long. (Hold on - ain’t “Bibendum" the Michelin Man’s name? Another tick in the “pro” column!) (16/20)
Boutip (5225) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops with light bitter notes is pleasant enough. Taste is dominated by citrusy hoppy notes with medium level of bitter notes and dry caramel malt notes with little residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Standard West Coast style IPA with quite the hops punch but maybe a tad too much bitterness for my taste.
raphael (1030) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Different label with the 7.5, bought at a liquor store in Duncan, on way back from Cascadia Poetry Festival. muscular but well-balanced aroma, like fresh lumber with lemon hints and a caramel wind, solid off white head on light orange. Flavor is also assertive but balanced, a high citrus keening with some oak under-pinnings, alcohol and honey, tart and drying in mouth. hoppy finish with warming. Had 8 beers in my trip & after, this clearly my fave.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber, big eggshell lace. Tropical hop aroma, mushroom and light salty notes. Lightbodied, slightly chewy, sparkly. Slightly metallic, pine quick finish.
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber, golden copper with a thin white head. Aromas of straw, and melon, not pungent. This is pretty darn clear for an unfiltered beer. Taste is on the weak side for an IPA, light malt not very hoppy, very malty. Just OK.
RumRunner101 (886) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour, white head. Aromas of mango, tangerine, rum dipped spruce tips. Fruity, with a sweet, bready malt backing. Lingering bitterness. Really good.
Stizz19 (64) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Hazy golden color with thick off-white foam. Smells like orange and other citruis fruits. Tastes like a mixture of citruis fruits and a fairly hoppy aftertaste.
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Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour, thin head, bright fresh tree hops, the body has a bit of fizziness, with a decent amount of hops, fresh citrus and just, balanced IPA.
Crit (3563) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep gold,small white head.Fresh fruity/spicy hop nose.Starts light carmel,toffee notes.Effervescant piney hop mid.Big, long bitter citrus hop finish