papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish body, a little bit clear with a thick 2-3 finger head.
Smell: Herbal, tea-like aroma with a bit of bitter citrus & hops.
Taste: Strong point of the beer. A certain earth, grain-like aspect with a moderate hops flavor. Some citrus in there also. Subdued but flavorful.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy malt with medium carbonation. Finishes with a dry, tea-like aftertaste that at first was nice but after a while, i was kind of put-off by the finish. Mouthfeel not the best IMHO.
Reviewed on: 05-10-2008 Viper666 (3287) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur cuivrée-ambrée et voilée. Nez malté de caramel doux et sucré, moyen de houblon herbeux, terreux et légèrement citrique et des petites traces de chocolat et de fruits. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture huileuse. Goût très légèrement fruité (agrumes) accompagné d’une moyenne amertume de houblon légèrement terreux et herbeux avec des notes citriques (une amertume présente durant toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel vient se greffer un goût malté sucré du genre caramel sucré avec de faibles notes de grains rôtis et de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon est plus herbeuse. Post-goût moyen-long, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux, légèrement terreux et aux notes citriques avec des petites notes fruitées (zeste d’agrumes) jkwalking05 (4738) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tasted in 2009. Cloudy amber appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma is of cardboard, leaves and earth. Taste is of dirt, grass, and earth. Skvader (150) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2011
On bottle from Paradis de la bière, Blvd. Mont-Royal, Montréal. Promising hoppy aroma, reminiscent of good american IPA:s, despite the british choice of hop. Taste lives up and has also a hint of vanilla in the after taste, maybe a result of the bottle being of age Metalchopz (3384) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
Originally rated July 2006. Bought at La Trappe À Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec. It pours a slightly hazy amber-orange-red colour with a big creamy tanned head. Retention is real good, carbonation is average and lace is chunky. The nose is full of caramel malt, molasse, nuts and golding hop. Creamy and mild tart mouthfeel. Good clean bitterness in the beginning, but then calms down quite a bit in the finish. Not much lingers. Pretty decent, but I still prefer their Cascade version (which is the same beer, but with cascade hop instead of golding).
dudebun (140) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2010
Pours a dark hazy amber, not a lot of light getting through. Smells like candy or maybe cookies, caramel, cereal, something strange and not beerish. In any case, the flavour is also a little cookie-ish with a decent ending and good mouthfeel for what is a beer with little carbonation. Would only buy it again if there was no other IPA around and I was in the mood. paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Little to no head. Aromas of dark fruits and hops,sticky sweet caramel,some alcohol. This does not smell like a regular IPA. Taste is sweet and thin. Little bit of bitterness on the back of the tongue. Tastes somewhat musty. Seems more like a weak barley wine to me. This is one interesting beer. boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Poured a dark amber. Aroma was of dark fruit and caramel. Flavor was also of dark fruit with a hint of chocolate. Good beer. strowlands8 (214) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2010
Aroma is somewhat sweet/caramel with a definite bite from the British hops. Appearance is dark for an IPA, with a small white head. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. The palate is superb, super smooth with some carbonation. Overall great, I wish I could find the other IPA to try as well. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
( 12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours clear amber with no head. Nose of biscuit, yeast. Taste is light citrus hops, a bitter linger and no real carbonation on this one.