StevieT (377) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Very malty and dark for an IPA, so smooth with only a hint of hops. I liked it a lot.
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light hops, a bit of citrus fruit and some light UK sourness. Flavour of bready malt, light hops, some paper and fruit. Light bitter finish. Meh. Average bodied. It’s O.K., nothing more.
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LCBO purchase. Slightly hazy orange/copper colour. Muted aroma but there is some floral hops, cereal/biscuit, barley/estery notes and backed by a hint of caramel. Medium bodied brew with a malty mid palate that finishes slightly bitter. Not a bad beer at all.
yrstruly (329) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a beautiful, fine and dense white head that leaves lacing - 5/5 for looks. Aroma of bread, fruity yeast, a little bit of orange. Taste is malty up front, clean and bready, with a smooth medium body and a firm bitter finish. While the aroma could be more interesting, everything else falls neatly into place.
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep orange with a thin white cap. The aroma is grassy hops, cardboard, lemon. The flavour is sort of a straight forward English malt profile with a light peppery hop finish. Meh, it good, but nothing special.
deepeary (37) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Clear amber colour. White soapy head. Malt, spice on the nose nose, some brown sugar. Clean mouthful. Has some sweet bread taste, caramel comes out as it warms. Mild bitterness. So this is what original IPA tastes like? Worth trying but tame in the bitterness category. Nonetheless enjoyable.
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-03-07. Crisp dark orange amber body with a small off white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant, sort of hoppy, lightly grassy and lemony. Flavour is similar, light bitterness, muted lemon, cereally malt core. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Okay, quaffable but a bit dull. Bottle from the LCBO, Shared by Wilco
Sebo81 (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rubbish. Definitely not representative of a true IPA. No hoppy aromas, acidic aftertaste. Definitely more of an average ale than anything else. Avoid.
Spab (2124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a fairly clear orange/amber with good-sized, slightly off-white head. Aroma is toast, light caramel and minerals. Flavour is fairly minerally, definite caramel and toasted grain presence with a little fruity character. Solid, but doesn’t really come across as an IPA hop-wise even in a British way.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
More of an English pale ale. Bottle from LCBO. A bit cheese in aroma, and gummy in taste. Still, smooth and a hoppy finish.Thicker mouthfeel.