BeerAndPonies (140) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml can from Tree Brewing’s winter sampler 12-pack from Sobeys Liquor, which has been picked to christen my MLP Doctor Whooves shaker pint glass. Pours a bright, clear, light coppery amber hue with low carbonation. Head has peaks of medium-sized bubbles in a very nice light shade of tan, and leaves trifoil-shaped lacing. A delightfully fresh bouquet of fruity and flowery hops greets my nose, with whiffs of pine and malt. The flavor begins with a nice menthol-like cooling sensation as I sip, then is lightly malty with a little citrusy tartness, and the hop aromas then blossom into full flavor that lingers just enough, ending cleanly. Mouthfeel is good, as is the body. It’s no hop bomb, but it has enough, in a good variety, in great balance. Delicious! Top me up, please! (As a side note, as a rank amateur taster, I really appreciate beer companies who list their beers’ composition and percentages/units/measures on the packaging, for my edification and entertainment.)
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer appears to be a dull copper in color with a massive off white creamy head, billions of micro floaters are suspended in the body, the entire glass gets covered in walls of lacing during each sip, very tasty looking brew. Citrucy hops, creamy malts make up most of this delicious aroma, the hops are perfectly balanced not over powering but not understated, there seems to be a touch of a vanilla sent that I could detect as well, maybe the aroma is a touch watered down but still very good. So very clean tasting, lots of hops but not insane, you can still taste all the rich creamy malts. This brew has tons of flavor, smooth and clean not overly bitter but not to sweet either just a perfectly balanced beer that leaves no after taste. Hmmmm… I think I notice a mild soapy flavor on large gulps. Wow what a fantastic brew, this beer is going to get insanely high marks, but why? - Is it because I was desperate for a brew tonight? - Was the last beer I drank so horrible this one was fantastic in comparison? - Or was this beer just really this good? Either way this brew is fawking awesome the people at Tree Brewing are gods
Gethinbeer (2436) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colour with a frothy white head, lace clings to the glass. Medium carbonation. Honey malt aroma with a fruit ho background. Malt flavour with a nice hop bitterness. Crisp texture. Tasty beer and very enjoyable.
Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful amber coloured pale ale. A nice foamy head with light carbonation. Excellent flavour but not over powering, a very sessionable beer that has nice levels of maltiness. A really good beer.
Canmoore (360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber with a massive creamy white head. Aroma includes notes of citrus, fruity esters, and butterscotch. The palate consists of lots of malt notes including include toffee, butterscotch, caramel. A slight bitter finish rounds out the beer. This is an excellent BPA! One of the best I have had in a while! Tree brewing impresses me every time I try a new product!
ABBeerSnob (12) - - MAY 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyable pale ale that didn’t blow me away, but with its mild taste, went down smooth.
HopsandBolts (240) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 ml can from the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a
clear copper colour with over two fingers of white head. Good retention and lots of sticky lacing left behind.
Bit of malt and citrus.
Tons of caramel malt with a nice bit of grapefruit in the background.
Creamy and smooth with lots of carbonation.
Overall: A really nice Pale Ale with full throttle caramel malts and a bit of grapefruit to balance things. Well done!
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured clear caramelly-amber with a short-medium cap of white head. Sweet, fresh caramel, toffee, pine needles, lemon, and grapefruit notes all come across in the very pleasant nose. Flavor was primarily hop-focused... with pine needles and tangy citrus bitter notes all the way through... soft caramel base... some floral bitterness, too. Long light fruit and piney bitter finish. Quite bitter overall and felt good on the palate... soft caramel base balanced it well. Good stuff!
pintbypint (3148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Poured deep gold bordering on orange. Full head, off white, sticky clingy lacing. Aroma is piney, with some caramel malt. Flavour is hoppy - piney, slight oranges note, caramel malt background adds a bit of sweetness, slight fruitiness. Some citrusy aftertaste - grapefruits, also a bit of malt. Very drinkable, more APA than EPA I think.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle, 5% a/v
Light copper colour with a light tan head with some lacing. Smells nicely hoppy with some spice. The taste is very hoppy and spicy with some nice hope and complex but light malt aftertaste. Great beer for a hot day.