wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus spicy and hops
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear dark amber with a generous off white head. Nose is caramel and bread with only a slight hint of fruit. Sweet malts dominate with minimal grapefruit bitterness and some spice appearing at the end as it warms. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation.
lux_edwards (105) - - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Pours and orangey copper colour with white lasting head. Aroma: oranges and yeast. Taste: slightly bitter. Palate: medium body, creamy, bitter finish. Overall: v good.
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours butterscotch copper with a thin white wisp. Aroma is caramel, metallic and cereal malt. Taste is caramel, bready malts with earthy hops that balance quite nicely.
Freaky_tiki (553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a soapy one finger cap. Was expecting English version of an IPA but what I got was just a regular run of the mill brew. Doesn’t have the malts of the English style; doesn’t have the hops of the American style. It’s drinkable. You could do worse. But you could do a hell of a lot better. The label makes me fucking laugh -- ipa connoisseurs are going to tear a strip off molson-coors in these ratings.
Metalchopz (2287) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An English IPA from the LCBO. Yeah, right. Pours a clean amber colour, but slightly unfiltered (becomes hazy by the last pour). Fruity aromas of malt found in an amber beer with a little hop. Weird, as the first pour smells like a Coors malt (bad swill), and so on as I pour some more. The head is frothy, slightly off-white, had decent retention and some good lace. Again, the taste reminds me of an amber beer with some mild hop creating some light bitterness in the finish. Caramel malt notes are felt. Not much of an IPA, with too much of the macro brewery malts and adjuncts.
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Toasted malts, fruity (apple), caramel in classic English IPA aroma. Pours a very clear copper with a frothy white head. Taste - malts are forward here - quite toasty and sweet, while aggressive earthy and fruity English hops follow. There is the addition of some brief aggressive bitterness toward the middle/end. Full mouthfeel - almost creamy. Pretty decent, but nothing to make it really stand out either, at least in this format.
josebullied (5) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This ale has a beautiful copper colour. Very drinkable. Nothing really stands out about this ale. The only downside it's lingering bitter aftertaste.
tommyhannon (8) - dunmore. county galway, IRELAND - APR 4, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely rich amber ale with a strong lasting frothy head. Satisfying malts on immediate taste leading to a richer fuller depth of toffee and caramel. Finishes off nicely with a hint of citrus. An excellent accompaniment to steak and kidney pie or similar hearty dishes.
felsenpils (110) - 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.