SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my FIL: Poured a murky dirty brown with a tan color head. Aroma is light hops and caramel malt. Taste is a up front hops that subsides to reveal a nice caramel malt. There is some more metallic hops in the backside finish.
dresden (1349) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to admit, I was pretty drunk already when I had it, but it was memorable in the sense that I didn’t really enjoy it much. Its certainly not on the level of the modern american IPA. Not much aroma, same goes for taste.
chooch74 (34) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light pour. Not much head. Generic ipa not much aroma. Much better ipas arond. Wont get again
gramity (1600) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a copper/amber color with about 1-2 fingers of foamy white head. The head retained quite well and left decent lacing on my tulip glass.
I had a difficult time picking much out of the aroma as it seemed far too subdued for an IPA. I could detect some floral and citrusy hops and a light nutty malt.
The taste was also a little understated when compared to what I am used to with an IPA but what I did taste was quite good. The taste was a bit earthy and grassy with the citrus tones failing to really shine through. It was medium on the bitter scale and the hops in the finish are enjoyable but, again, a little weak.
The mouthfeel was smooth and the finish a little dry.
Overall - this is a good IPA but perhaps they should embrace the style a little more and stop being so shy with their hop profile.
jonas (6600) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GCBF. Milky yellow, low head. Cascade aroma. Medium body. Light malt. Fine hop aromatics. Straw clay in aftertaste.
rosenbergh (9912) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle. From Calgary, AB, Canada.
Clear copper colour with small white head.
Rather mild sweet sugary aroma with fruity hops, cereal (like in all WR beers) and malt sweetness. Short hoppy flavour with sweetish fruits and malt. Short and mild bitterness that fades quickly.
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish-amber with thin but enduring head. Nice floral citrusy aroma. Tasty sourdough yeastiness too. Bright, lively beer. Good amount of carbonation
Long, bitter, hoppy finish.
Perfectly pleasant beer. Reasonably interesting, but unremarkable and fairly one dimensional.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 6%. Clear dark amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hops, roasted malt, and is quite earthy. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of caramel. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle. Dark golden with a medium foamy off white head. Aroma is earthy with hops, sweet malt, toasted malt, metal and leather. Not as much hops aroma as expected. Flavor is earthy with caramel, toasted malt, british hops, Bitter finish Fizzy carbonation (too much for my liking of the style) medium body.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much to say about this one other than that its disapointing. A very bland and definitely not exciting beer. It has some, and i emphasize SOME hops, but, sigh, not enough.