AleRider78 (1451) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2017 piscator34 (2646) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample via BreWedge. Pale amber in colour with a bit of haze and moderate carbonation. Aromas are of Centennial hops (candied orange peel, spice and flowers), along with caramel and wet tree bark. Flavors are a blend of pulpy orange, pale malt, dark caramel, lemon, and pine sap. Firm bitterness on the back end with some leafiness and a bit of chalk. A solid IPA, but a bit heavy on the malts for my taste.
Purchased a mini growler at the brewery. Pours a thin coat of head and has a slightly cloudy amber appearance. Somewhat weak lacing. Light grapefruit aromas and a nice mild hoppy scent. Flavours are quite bitter, some spices and resin hops as well as some light notes of cinnamon. Also fairly bitter in the finish. Has a nice bitter, astringent mouthfeel and slight creaminess. Fairly excessive carbonation. Mild warming sensation. really good stuff. **On a side note, enjoyed a Cask pint at the Ottawa Brewery Market July 7th. Still had that nice hoppy aroma and not as flat as expected. Gave a slight warm feeling from not really being chilled. Still goes down pretty good and not as much in your face as normal HOYF. dandeman (1063) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Achetée à la brasserie en décembre 2015. La résine et les fruits tropicaux ressortent beaucoup au nez et sont envahis rapidement par un gazon intense. Accents de mangue notés également. Une mousse d’épaisseur moyenne, dense et crémeuse, coiffe un liquide ambré cuivré. L’attaque est résineuse et légèrement terreuse avec des notes de gazon plus discrètes qu’en olfactif. Les fruits tropicaux sont aussi plus faibles qu’au nez. Complexité moyenne. Peut-être que l’élément fraicheur joue en sa défaveur. Je me réserve une révision pour plus tard. Gluepot (712) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
A dense light tan head on a murky golden body. Nose is of fresh citrus fruit and bread. A solid grapefruit and orange rind hoppiness leads the way in the taste profile, supported by soft bready malt, some soapiness and a touch of pepper. A nice dense, rich body and solid effervescence add to the taste experience. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2015
Growler: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy had with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt notes with some dry hoppy notes. Taste is a mix of dry caramel malt with some earthy and somewhat citrusy hops with a dry finish. Body is a pretty full for style with good carbonation. Interesting IPA but too much caramel flavours and not enough hops flavours for my taste. ametras (1730) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
32oz growler. Hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are bready malts, caramel, grapefruit, berries, pine needles and resinous hops with grassy and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.
shaynsawchuk (713) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Growler. Pours dark amber with a thick, patchy head of off white foam that lasts and laces. Big, fresh, hoppy nose, loads of dank herbs, resinous pine, grapefruit, and a hint of tropical, hung on a nice bready backbone with a hint of caramel. Balanced just barely sweet on the front end and bracingly bitter throughout. Sticky, waxy and certainly clinging to the palate. Moderate to full bodied with just above average carbonation. Great drinkability and judiciously hopped, wish this were closer to home more often! Eructoblaster (4370) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Hazy amber body with an average off-white creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty and citrusy hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy, woody, and herbal notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Well done. robinvboyer (4750) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Growler from the brewery. Dark, clear copper pour, with a big off white head. Huge aroma of candied citrus, and resinous, sticky pine. Some nice caramel malts linger in the background, and add a nice balance. The finish is all piney, citrusy hops. Well balance incredibly flavourful ipa! mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5558-20130629] Growler. Grainy citrus peel aroma. Hazy, brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grainy citrus orange peel flavour. Medium body is very bitter. Delicious and bitter. (7/4/9/4/16) 4.0 KansaiBeerLvrs (5362) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at the Ottawa Beerfest. Hop on your face on cask at the Ottawa beer fest. It is a cloudy orange-brown with a fantastic aroma of hops: resin, pine needles, fruits with the great full mouthfeel and silky body of cask. The taste is balanced hops, a complex array of hop flavors with enough malts to support them and let them shine.