Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden amber colour. modest head that lingers. pungent hoppy nose. strong grapefruit citric hoppy taste that stays with you for a long time.
Crockett (998) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber with a little white modest lacing head. Aroma and flavours are very aggresive in hops for a Canadian product. Also some caramel and pine. Flavours are very fresh and green in general. Lots of bite from the hop, balanced with an almost mossy earth. Cedar, burnt sugar. Clean toasty dry hopped finish.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, delivered fresh from Vancouver BC today! Pours clear orangey amber with a gorgeous fluffy beige head that lingers welll and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet caramelly malts with dominant citrus and piney hops. Flavor is quite good, malty backbone, a rush of grapefruit hops and a lingering dry finish. Medium body and gentle carbonation. Quite nice IPA!
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is a brilliant hoppy mess! Orange pour with a thick head. There’s some nice bitters and caramels here as well with a touch of spice. When in the okanagan make sure this one is a absolute must try!
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Bottle) A tanish head with an orange amber hue. Nice hop aroma with good bitterness up front with some malt coming through. abit of a offish spice flavor but very slight. The best canadian ipa that I have had.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best bottled Canadian IPA’s. Powerful hop nose, good bitter palate but perhaps missing some finish and malt balance. Still a favorite regardless.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very orangey gold colour wtih a strong hop nose that belies the beer’s balance. The taste is chiefly pine notes with a little bit of citrus, but there is a definite malt backbone. Very enjoyable.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 November 2007 Draft @ the brewery. Orangey white amber body with an off white to beige head. (3+) Nice grapefruit aroma, citrusy hops. Similar flavour with a good amount of bitterness throughout, grapefruit, light underlying malt. Average palate. Very nice. (7+) 7/3+/7/3/15 - 3.5
April 2006 Golden amber body, light citrus in the aroma, Dry bitter citrus in the flavour is not terribly well balanced. Average palate. Notes are lacking as I knew this was a re-rate but I preferred the previous sample. <P>
August 2004 Nice amber orange colour with a moderate off white head that diminishes but is easily revived with a swirl of the glass. Nice resiny hops in the aroma. Palate is on the thin side for what I’d like. Very nice resiny hoppy flavour. Bit of malt to back it up. Very nice beer, but lacking that certain something that would elevate it to greatness. Thanks for sharing Mustang3. 8/3/7/2/15 - 3.5
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 A solid and very bitter American style IPA. As good as an average American microbrewery. Not particularly citrusy, . More banana. Dry aftertaste, a sure bit of sugar on the tongue.Pine and lemon aroma.
fromir1 (1) - USA - JUL 9, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hoppy yet crisp IPA. While the hoppy taste is clearly evident it is not overpowering. There is very little after-taste and yet there is a somewhat sweet aroma to the beer. Definately one of the better west coast bitter beers.