blankboy (6264) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bar Volo. Pours a hazy orange with a an average frothy white head. Aroma of citrus with moderate to heavy hops -- smells great! Flavour is heavy on the bitterness and palate is soft on the carbonation. I love hoppy IPAís and this one is nice and hoppy. One of my favourite beers. I try to get one every time I go to Volo.
Beerguys (50) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark golden in color. Medium head that stuck around till the end. Aroma had a sweet smell that reminded me of apples.Very hoppy tasting.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAY 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank you Josh! A deep Golden color with a frothy off-white head. Fairly strong pine oily hop aroma without being overpowering. Initial hop jab with a doughy middle and a potent bitter hop follow. There is a sweetness to this beer if you can dig it out from under the hops! Man, Iím getting addicted to these Cascade laden brews! "Hi, Iím Dan and Iím a hopaholic"!
polishprince (1) - CANADA - APR 13, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Im a hophead myself,and enjoyed this beer. Bieng from canada were we know a good beer when we taste one .Smells a real floral note must be all those cascade hops,well balanced on the sweet to biter.Light amber with a creamy and foamy white head. that didnt stick around long enough to get to know.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light amber with a creamy and foamy white head. There are big spots of lacing. Fresh hops in the nose. Bitter and citurs with some pine and floral notes. Some malt backing. Caramel malt in the flavor with some bitter notes. Grapefruit citrus. Light body, slightly watery. Ends more malty than hoppy.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow color, thick head, creamy head. Nose of fresh cascades and other crisp floral hops. The malts are all but non-existant but the body is light to medium so it holds up a bit more than some IBU intensive beers. Balanced in sweet vs. bitter but not too lively. Iíve had better. Thanks Josh!
fanman (1) - Calgary, Alberta, USA - MAR 19, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker gold colour with strong hoppy, pine aroma. Very hoppy flavour, with a bit of a bitter finish. Good stuff.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear(ish) amber (i.e, slightly hazy) w/ frothy pale tan foam. Big, hoppy aroma of grapefruit & pine. Juicy, somewhat sticky feel. Well-supported hoppy flavour w/ an assertive, enduring, bitter finish.
Fiend (104) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve tried others that have claimed to be an IPA...but wow...this is the real deal! A strong pine hop aroma with a powerfull bitter hop taste. This beer left a very noticable hoppy aftertaste. The 5.8 ABV is barely noticable as your tastebuds are overwhelmed with the pine and flowery hop flavor.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark hue, contrasting well with crown. Aromatic, refreshing powerful hop nose, got a punch. Quiet bitter flavour but more like green leaf bitter than high alpha bitters that got top hoppy ales .Still quiet decent brew.