Ferris (1202) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 2 months old - Lots of lemon and grass, almost sour like. Hazy yellow with a very active bubbly head. Grassy hop bitterness and lemon a bit on the acidic side. The more I drink the more the sharpness declines and this turns into a perfect hot weather beer. Unfortunately it is snowing outside. I also give credit to the brewer that clearly states, harvest date and bottling date.
bunget (386) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. 2013. Hazy golden body, medium white head with decent lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, mango, sulphur, grains. Taste has a good dose of herbal bitter hops, sweet malty backbone, grassy, slightly spicy. Good try.
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
2013 ed. 650 ml bottle. Pours an opaque orange with a tiny white head. Aroma is citrus hop and something sulfur. Flavour is citrus hoppy and really simple. Body is very watery. Finish is bitter and slightly malty.
Freaky_tiki (277) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
2013 edition. This is not what I was expecting. Grabbed this on the way home from work at end of the week thinking this was going to be a treat. Instead what I got was a trick. Iím not saying this is a disaster but itís pretty close. Pours dead out of bottle. Even with hard pour thereís no cap or lacing to think of. Iíve never seen such an unattractive pour. Aroma is busted nose hops, sour in all the wrong ways. Taste is bitter, with enough fresh hop bitterness to avoid a drain pour, but really once again disappointing. Almost think this may be a bad bottle/batch/idea. Iíve had fresh hop brews that work nice -- I recently rated Amsterdamís autumn hop highly -- but this is not working for me. UPDATE: I drain poured this. Seriously wondering if this batch/bottle is bad or if Iím just missing the link. Brutal.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO
Brewed 2012.08.27, bottled 2012.09.15, bb 2013.01
Hazy or cloudy blond color, with evidently excessive carbonation, huge head. The aroma is not right; there is some nice wild strawberries (very light) with strong yeast, and some green hops. Smooth mouthfeel; strong spicy malt flavor, with a funky touch, yeasty, followed by gentle toffee; strongly bitter, although possible hop qualities have faded; long final, powerful, a bit harsh (because of the yeast too, probably).
It seems to be a rough beer; maybe the funkiness has developed unexpectedly; Iím willing to try it again, fresher.
djjodskins (28) - CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
If i had noticed in the LCBO that this was a Trafalgar brew, i wouldnít have bought it in the first place, but i was intrigued by the idea of a "wet hopped pale ale". Iím from the school of thought that only well-cured hops develop their full expression of flavor. But nonetheless i thought iíd try it. First off, way too carbonated. Its a pale ale not a soda pop. Aroma is light citrus fruit and grass, slightly metallic, very little malt aroma. Taste is of citrus and pine, moderately bitter, weak body, not much of a finish. Nothing too great. Not for $5.95 anyway. There are pale ales from Ontario that arenít specialty beers like this, that blow this beer out of the water anyday. When you buy a special celebration sized bottle of a specialty beer, at $5.95, you think youíre getting a real treat. I could have picked up any $2.50 pale ale can and had a better hop session. Trafalgar needs to sell their mash tuns and start making soda or energy drinks because their beer blows.
GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012 bottle from the brewery. Pours a pale straw yellow thatís slightly cloudy with a bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is mainly citrus and spruce hops, lots of hops, also maybe a bit of fruitiness. Palate quite light though a bit oily and the carbonation kind of attacks you. Taste is quite hoppy and bitter at first though thereís a good bit of malty sweetness for a moment. This all gets overwhelmed with lots and lots of bitter hops, even lingering in the aftertaste. Itís a decent IPA, but not at all an EPA.
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle, 2012 Edition from czar. Shared with czar and friends. A hazy orange amber with a nice, lasting white head. Smell is herbal, floral, oranges. Taste is sweet, fruity, orange. Very strong grapefruit injection in the finish. Lemon, lime, orange, pretty much all kinds of citrus I can think of, but God the grapefruit bitterness is THERE. Light body, somewhat oily and resinous mouthfeel. Carbonation is, unfortunately, way too strong. A very solid wet hop, that is unfortunately hindered by its overly aggressive carbonation.
czar (3235) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
pours hazy, almost cloudy, pale yellow-greyish with a towering white head, overbubbly here - defect. metal, vegetal and a funky strawberry-citrusy hoppy aroma. faint malts, hay. aggressive carbonation, light body -watery, disturbing grapefruity finish. classic trafalgar crap.
gilvanblight (729) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For a yearly hopped beer I expected something with a scent. Something that smells more than wet. Thereís white head thatís clinging a lot but leaving no actual lacing. Rather full mouth. Big rush of flavour that actually surprised me after the smell. Thereís some tartness and a touch of sweet and then a really strong hops that takes over. Itís not strangling though. It grabs you by the uvula but lets go quick. Itís doesnít have the figure four uvula hold that most Pale Ales have which for me is a good thing. I usually donít enjoy Trafalgar, the hops they use it not to my taste, but I do enjoy this one. Itís not the best beer Iíve had but not bad at all. Score one for Trafalgar.