Indie Alehouse Brewing Co. Reviews




Whatup14
3.8
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Raspberry)
Bouteille 750ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur rouge framboise voilée, mousse blanche teintée de rose laissant une fine dentelle. Arôme de framboise fraîche, léger boisé, levures sauvages apparaissant en se réchauffant. Goût de framboise, légèrement sucré, acidité moyenne, levures sauvages, pépin de framboise, légère astringence. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

GlennHendry
3.9
Indie Alehouse Takes Two to Mango
Aroma of mango and lemon. Tastes tart and fruity with a little spice at the finish. I liked this a lot.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

samzim
3.5
Indie Alehouse Staycation
Citrus aroma with faint notes of grass. Hazy amber colour. Front has notes of grapefruit and malt with lasting bitter finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. Very pleasant and drinkable.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

thorongil2
3.5
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies
(tap) bright, reddish amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of wet wood, then developing into red wine; balanced flavour with a long, light tart finish, well hidden alcohol, nice
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

mabel
3.8
Indie Alehouse Staycation
[8494-20160617] Tap. Toasted sweet graham crackers aroma. Hazy, pale orange tan body with a quick foamy white head. Mildly bitter orange peel and juicy flavour has a grainy fruity bitter base. Medium body. Delicious, very easy to drink. (8/3+/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON)

Sunday, July 03, 2016

mabel
3.3
Indie Alehouse Pimmy McPimmface
[8493-20160617] Tap. Pepper spiced cucumber aroma. Murky, light orange tan body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Giant cucumber jelly flavour. Medium body. This is different. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON)

Sunday, July 03, 2016

jercraigs
3.4
Indie Alehouse Pimmy McPimmface
2016-06-17. Murky dark pastel yellow body small white head looks like orange juice. 3+ Aroma is quite grassy and green, green cucumber character. Flavour is interesting, good amount of cucumber and cucumber peel up front, mild fruity base, muted pale malt. Lightly bitter and very lightly alcoholic in the finish. Average bodied plus palate, carbonation. Tasty, interesting but a bit too intense to have several. 7/3-4/7/3/14+ On tap at Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

jercraigs
3.7
Indie Alehouse Staycation
2016-06-17. Hazy orange body, nice white head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, nice citrus melange, bit of leafy green touches. Flavour is pleasantly bitter, notes of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Very drinkable, tasty. 7/3-4/7/15-16 On tap at Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON.
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Sammy
3.6
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies
On tap at the source. Tastes like a not too tart flanders red. Pediococcus i think over brett character. Cherry aroma. Dark colour..great drinker.
Friday, July 01, 2016

Sammy
3.5
Indie Alehouse Staycation
Very good drinking hoppy beer with some orange peel in the finish. Wheat & oats gives it a bit of complexity as well as body. Lace sheet. Just a drip of acidity.
Friday, July 01, 2016

TheJester
3.9
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
750 mL bottle. Cola brown, no head. It’s one of those sweet and sour beers. Sweet and sour berries. Brown sugar and malt vinegar. Lingering bite. No booze whatsoever. Excellent!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TheJester
3.6
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Raspberry)
750 mL bottle from the brewpub. More red than pink with a ring of head. Beautiful raspberry aroma. Flavour has raspberry, bready yeast, and maybe even cherries. Not too sour. Quite good.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

jamestulloch
3.2
Indie Alehouse Couch Surfer
Keg at Bar Hop. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Faint lacing. Aroma of apricot and hay. Flavour of herbs and waxed lemon. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Tangy and sharp.
Monday, June 20, 2016

samzim
3
Indie Alehouse Broken Hipster
Grassy aroma with malty notes. Clear gold colour. Clean front with faint notes of bread and spice. Light body with lively carbonation. Very good for a session.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kauge
3.4
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Raspberry)
Tap at Bar Volo. Translucent pinkish red with small off-white head that disappears fast. Dusty raspberry aroma and flavour, tart and luckily not too sweet or yoghurty. Crisp, dry, tart. Pretty nice.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Boutip
3.8
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse (Cocoa Nibs and Coconut)
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate notes with some light coconut and dry roasted malt notes is quite interesting. Taste is a nice mix of black chocolate notes with some light dry roasted malt notes and some light coconut notes. Body is full with somewhat of a nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Easy drinking with enough complexity.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

mabel
3.1
Indie Alehouse Cherry Witner
[8114-20160328] Tap. Fragrant floral honeyed sock cherry aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy light mocha head. Woody cherry malt flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(@ IAH brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mabel
4
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
[8113-20160328] Cask. Fruity soured grains aroma. Clear, dark cola brown body with no lasting head. Soured fruity malt flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium-full body. Very tasty, easy to drink. (8/3-/9/4/16) 4.0
(@ IAH brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Kauge
3.1
Indie Alehouse Wit’ner Toque
Tap at Bar Volo. Reddish brown with smallish light beige head. The aroma is fruity, oranges, brown sugar and caramel, somewhat smoky, dark fruits, vague and indistinct spiciness. Tastes more like a random Dark Ale or Dunkel rather than a Wit. Flat on the palate with not exactly the refreshing Wit character I was hoping. Confusing but in itself not undrinkable.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

JoeMcPhee
2.8
Indie Alehouse Furlong
Very pale straw colour with a thin fast-fading head. The nose is tart and lactic with some hints of spice and green apple. Lean bodied (leaning to watery) with a grassy finish in the back. It’s a fairly quaffable brew but it doesn’t really get me going.
Monday, June 06, 2016

Kauge
3.2
Indie Alehouse X Indie 88 - Jackpot Cherry Saison
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. The cherry’s not too pronounced, although there is a black cherry yoghurty aspect to it. Sourish, sugary sweet. A bit watery. Overall alright - would not mind a bottle of this in hot weather after a meal.
Monday, June 06, 2016

Kauge
3.7
Indie Alehouse Fallen Idol
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Messy notes. Doughy rhubarb cake aroma. The sourness is showcased rather subtly, kept on a leash by the watery palate and thin crisp carbonation. Sweet. Herbal notes. I like it.
Monday, June 06, 2016

Kauge
3.4
Indie Alehouse Breakfast Porter
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Sweetish, roasty, nuts and cocoa. Body lightish medium. Some faint bitterness in finish, also ashy dry. A classic, albeit a bit too sweet and low on the sourish roasty black bread crust I look for in a Porter. Enjoyable nonetheless.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Kauge
3.5
Indie Alehouse Barnyard IPA
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Clear, light amber with thin off-white head. Barnyard, fruity nose and flavour. Lightish body, crisp carbonation, good medium body and refreshing character. Nice!
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Kauge
3.7
Indie Alehouse Love Triangle IPA
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. (Was it marked as 5.5%? - could’ve been a different version?) A really nice, citrus-forward IPA with a tiny spicy hint. The kind of brew you regret not having a whole pint of. End of notes - guess I was busy enjoying!
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Kauge
3.9
Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Hazy amber with scattered off-white head leaving strong lace. Really sweet, dried and sugared tropical fruits, peach and mango, a bit cactusy even, aroma and flavour. Sweet with a mojito and cactus bitterness - this works really well together with the tropical fruits character. Doesn’t appear as too mawkish sweet luckily. Nice crispiness. Lovely brew, I’m a sucker for stuff like this.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Kauge
3.1
Indie Alehouse King Richard Bitter
Tap at Indie Alehouse in Toronto. Murky orange with small off-white head that drops fast. Vague fruity aroma, same flavour, with some toffee. A bit watery, lightish medium body, carbonation thin and crisp. In a way pretty enjoyable, refreshing and crisp, sessionable. I wouldn’t say it’s very close to the pub Bitters of Britain though...
Saturday, June 04, 2016

GlennHendry
3.7
Indie Alehouse Staycation
Not a ton of aroma but lots of flavour: tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit and some floral notes. Easy drinking. Nice.
Monday, May 30, 2016

blankboy
3.7
Indie Alehouse Instigator (Strawberry)
[Cask at brewpub] Pours a hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma and flavour of hops -- resiny, fruity and herbal -- along with fruity malt in the back and some strawberries. Medium bodied. I thought this would be fruitier then I’d prefer but it was just the right balance of hops and strawberries for me.
Monday, May 30, 2016

blankboy
3.6
Indie Alehouse Staycation
[Draught at brewpub] Pours a murky orange-copper with an average size semi-lasting frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Slightly mild aroma of citrus fruit and herbal hops first backed by wheat and pale malt. Fruity, hoppy and grainy flavour along with a long moderate+ bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good and easy to drink.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Spab
3.6
Indie Alehouse Love Triangle IPA
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a murky golden yellow with average-sized white head. Aroma is ‎citric hops, some floral character and some pale malt. Flavour also full of floral and citric hoppiness with some grainy, pale malt. Quick finish. Relatively easy drinking. Nice.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

pushkinwow
3.8
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Bottle from PJ. Cloudy dark copper with a light brown creamy head. Acidic maltiness, oak, cherry and tannin, a bit of unripe raspberry. Mild+ carbonation, moderate+ body, sour and slightly tart, some booziness, enjoyable.
Friday, May 20, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.7
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Pours dark red purple with small head. Notes of caramel and sour fruit, leather, vinegar, red wine, and raspberry cream. Plum wine. Refreshing, Medium Body without too much acidity.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Johnsense
3.9
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Murky red pour, small white ring of head. Aroma of oak, raspberry, lactic, tart. Lactic sourness, barrel, sour red fruit, vinaigrette in the taste. Medium body.
Sunday, May 01, 2016

flatmatt
4
Indie Alehouse Cuban Missile Crisis
On tap at Indie. Pours black with a light tan head. Sweet cocoa aroma, spirit-like, almost tart in a way. Flavor has roasty coffee and cocoa, smoky, oak. The rum gives it a bit of a candy-like, almost maple-y quality. Very good, and surprising complexity after my mother commented that all she tasted was alcohol. Not to everyone’s taste, clearly!
Saturday, April 30, 2016

flatmatt
4
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
On tap at Indie. Pours a deep red with a white ring for a head. Sour raspberry aroma. Sour, tart raspberry flavor, very tasty, with perhaps a touch of caramel. I like it a lot, and there was definitely a bottle coming home with me once I knew they were for sale.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

flatmatt
3.5
Indie Alehouse Barnyard IPA
On tap at Indie. Pours a clear darker golden with a white head. Yeasty, herbal, and citrus hop aromas. Flavor has the Belgian yeast with floral, citrus, and pine hop flavors.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

flatmatt
3.9
Indie Alehouse Breakfast Porter
On tap at Indie. Pours black with an off-white head. Rich coffee aroma with notes of cocoa and dark fruit, toffee. Roasty coffee flavor turning into toffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Really pretty impressed with this one; took a couple bottles home.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

flatmatt
3.5
Indie Alehouse X Indie 88 - Jackpot Cherry Saison
On tap at Indie. A clear golden amber pour. Yeasty aroma, slightly of bubble gum. Bubble gum yeasty flavor with a bit of citrus and red fruit, becoming a bit more fruity as I go on. For me, it could use a bit more of the cherry, but it’s decent.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

thorongil2
3.5
Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale
(bottle) clear, bright orange amber colour with a medium tall beige head; aroma of stewed fruit, grapefruit; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Monday, April 25, 2016

blankboy
3.7
Indie Alehouse Pocket Rocket
[Draught at brewpub] Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Some lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, a bit resiny too, and backed by bready malt and light grain. {7+) Nice flavour, fruity, citrusy and piney, lots of flavour for the abv. Moderate+ long bitter finish. Average bodied. A solid Session, not watery like some, and with plenty of flavour, well done.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

jercraigs
4
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
2016-03-28. Red tinged brown body, near headless. Aroma has prominent barrel influence but in a way that works very nicely - wood, fruit and lactic notes blend nicely. Flavour is similar, the lactic sourness takes the lead followed by a balanced melange of wood, vinous cherry fruit and moderate alcohol. Warms the throat but the alcohol is deceptively restrained on the palate. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation seems to suit it. A small glass goes a long way but it is rather good. 7-8/3-4/8-9/3-4/16-18 On tap at Indie Alehouse, Toronto.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

jercraigs
3.4
Indie Alehouse Cherry Witner
2016-03-28. Hazy red tinged mahogany body with a nice beige head. 3++Aroma of sweet cherries, cherry pits, mild spice. Flavour is similar, sweet fruit and lightly tart cherries, lightly woody earthy malt undertones. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14 Cask at Indie Alehouse, Toronto.
Thursday, April 07, 2016

blankboy
3.7
Indie Alehouse Baby Pictures Wheat Wine
[Draught at brewpub] Pours a murky dark copper with a small frothy diminishing white head. Minimal lacing. Mild aroma (7+) of fruit, caramel malt, light sugary sweetness, wheat, light hops and a hint of herbs. Flavour of caramel malt, hops, fruit, alcohol and an average but long bitter finish. (7+) Medium bodied. I’m a fan it’s the style and I enjoyed this.
Sunday, April 03, 2016

blankboy
3.9
Indie Alehouse X Northwinds Black Heart (Barrel-Aged)
[Draught at brewpub] Pours black with an average size diminishing frothy tan head. A bit of lacing. Nice aroma (7+) of roasted malt, dark fruit, wood, red wine, chocolate and lightly tart cherries. Flavour of roasted malt, wood, chocolate and tart cherries. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

blankboy
3.9
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Rating 7000! [Draught at brewpub] Man, it seems like it took forever to get to this milestone but finally, here I am. I didn’t really have any "milestone" beers on hand so instead I chose a beer from my local, and since I’m here all the time, it seemed apropos. Here goes: Pours a dark brown with amber hues and a small frothy diminishing off-white head. Aroma (7+) of sour fruit, dark malt, a hint of chocolate and some wood. Flavour is tart and fruity followed by dark malt. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty dead on style and really good, well done!
Sunday, March 27, 2016

TheJester
4
Indie Alehouse Cock Puncher
500 mL bottle. More pine than anything else, but all hops. Pineapple. Also, pineapple. Good stuff.
Friday, March 25, 2016

thorongil2
3.7
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (No Fruit)
(tap) hazy amber colour with a small white head; aroma of sourness, honey; smooth palate; sour with a long medium sour finish
Sunday, March 20, 2016

thorongil2
3.6
Indie Alehouse Barnyard IPA
(tap) bright honey orange colour with a small tan head; aroma of fruit, citrus; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
Sunday, March 20, 2016

thorongil2
3.6
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
(tap) hazy, bright amber colour with a small white head; aroma of wet wood, sourness; sour flavour with a long, medium sour finish
Sunday, March 20, 2016