beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Pour an cloudy orangey blonde color with a diminishing white head. Aroma and flavor of resinous and citrusy hops, probably Cascade and Centenial. Very smooth mouthfeel, creamy texture, light to medium body, lively carbonation. A pretty decent and interesting IPA but it lacks a little something to be a really good one.
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad beer, smooth thought not my favourite. Nor is the aftertaste my favourit. Drinkable though, better than the average domestic.
pootzboy (1570) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2004 Poured a beautiful dark amber-orange with a smallish cap that laces out and clings for the whole drink. Aromas of lime-like hop and fruity esters. Starts sharp with a hop blast then mellows on the tongue as a big toasty bread malt is departed with the citrusy hops then the finish is bold with the hops hanging in as a malty sweetness lingers. A nice ale, well balanced, good body and bright with hops. I’ll be buying some to cellar for the warmer summer days ahead.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick big white head, light brown. Soft refreshing, pleasant hop aroma. Light for its style. Slightly thin with shy aftertaste, some acidic finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy hops aroma, orange/amber, small vanilla custard head. Tastes milder than it smells. Light bodied. Fair. Thanks joey_capps.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangeish amber with a small white head. Floral hoppy aroma with just a small touch of citrus. A bit thin, could use more body. Seemed like the hops had faded out a bit, but there were still some in the finish. Not bad, but could be better.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Typical IPA appearance. Malty aroma. Nothing special here. Just a mild malty flavor. Could use more hops.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lighter copper color, white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma, underlying malt. Flavor fails to deliver the goods as promised by the aroma, the malt and hops just seem spent. Medium body. Flavor needs to deliver and it would be a winner.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate off white head atop a golden amber body. Grapefruity hops in the aroma lead to disappointment in the lack of bitterness in the flavour. Needs to be kicked up a few notches to warrant IPA status.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright orange-amber. Slight haze. Frothy off-white head. Fresh, piny, minty aroma. Medium stickiness. Lovely balance of fresh hops (pine, mint, wood) & malt (caramel)--though more of a pale ale than an IPA