felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle. Pours with a massive head and great foam retention. It says "bottle conditioned" on the label and there is indeed some yeast on the bottom of the bottle. A very clean ale aroma. The color is dark amber. Rather intense bitterness with a nice malt balance. This IPA does not have the ester quality of a Samuel Smith´s, but is nonetheless a very nice English ale. I really like the lack of floral hop oil that is so exaggerated in every American IPA. Great traditional beer.
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask was pretty tasteless and bland. Bottle was a bit more positive, clean and fresh but still lacking a little something. Inoffensive session-y beer.
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue en bouteille. Arômes de malts, houblon plus faible. Beaucoup de fraîcheur au palais, IPA très correcte. Finale sèche et amère.
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle from the LCBO
Does not taste much like an IPA even an English one more like an ESB
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Very drinkable in large numbers, its ok, but not that much hops or taste that jumps out at you.
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear copper with a large orange-light tan head.
Aroma: Citrus and floral hops, somewhat earthy and woodsy, British caramel/toffee malts, alright.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with a slightly fruitier character, decidedly British; dry with fair bitterness and a dry caramel/toffee and citrusy hop finish.
Not too exciting, but drinkable.
StevieT (527) - 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 (5948) - 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 (1056) - 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 (333) - 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.