papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: A somewhat hazy copper, orange body with a steady 2 finger head that’s slightly tan.
Smell: A decent amount of hops but with a more grassy & herbal feel to it than fruit-like. A bit hard to coax.
Taste: Big fleshy grapefruit pulp with some orange rind. An earthy feel to it but this is all about the grapefruit. Kind of like licking the lining of a grapefruit after having eaten the pulp. Not overbearing yet quite present. I can’t put my finger on it but though it tastes good, it kind of gets to me a little bit.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied if not a little coarse with an active carbonation. Quite alright.
Reviewed on: 10-31-2009 Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Forgot this one in the fridge. A hazed dark brown amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity maltwith grassy hops, and light oxidation. In mouth, a smooth nutty and grassy malt with piney and lightly floral hops, still solid after about 2 years (or is it more). radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
Orange-amber in colour with a thin off-white coloured head, light lacing. Aroma is has some caramel sweetness, cherries, cake. Flavour is quite bitter, a bit watery, some caramel malt sweetness, dark fruits. Thin bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation.
Finishes long, bitter.Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Not the greatest, harsh at times.
341ml bottle purchased at La Trappe a Fromage in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on May 7, 2010.
Bottle. Hazy honey amber body with an off white head and light retention. Grapefruit with light spices hop character lightly faded. hints of pine and fruit, with a duller grain note and a bitter finish. czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 pours coppery-orange with a decent off-white head, retention/lacing. caramel malts and cascade - that’s what this beer is all about withtout it being sweet. taste has also demerara, fruitiness and medium hopping - sprucey, peppery and floral. average carbonation, light to medium body, medium long sprucey-grapefruity finish. thanks and good luck to SIMPLE MALT (brasseurs illimités’ new brand name).
Sammy (12623) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Thanks Ken for bringing back this pleasant pale. Noticeably hoppy flavour. Some C-hop aroma from a grapefruit coloured body, with siginificant off-white foam and some head. Good drinkability.A little astringent finish. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours a dull amber brown with a lovely but short lived head and some lace. Curious, sickly-sweet aroma... curious sickly sweet taste. Strange esthery malting steals the spotlight from anything the hops have to say, moderate carbonation & average body, very odd and not at all the APA it claims to be. Thanks to Boutip for sending this as a bonus beer! GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
Aroma:caramel and hopy...
Appearance:Clear amber,good head...
Flavor:Grapefruit hops,light caramel... RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2010
I fear that perhaps this might not be the freshest bottle. Dried herbs, paper, and metal in the aroma. Flavor is more of the same and rather unbalanced. Sweetness gets a bit cloying with a fairly strong, earthy hop bitterness that is not really integrated with the rest of it. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
Bottle [341ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size lasting creamy off-white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, yeast and floral/spicy hops. Sweet flavour of light spicy hops, citrus fruit and caramel malt. Quite a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.