BrewWhatIWant (257) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2017 MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, - AUG 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep amber pour, not like a usual IPA. Focuses a lot more on the malty flavours than any real IPA flavours. Might as well be an ale.
New green package with a boar on it. Pours copper with a small offwhite head. Aroma is malty with notes of citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with a slightly sour, tannic finish resembling tea with lemon. There are notes of buttery toffee, biscuit malt, lemon, orange, and black tea. Fairly watery with moderate carbonation. I went into this expecting an American IPA but it was very much a British bitter. When I realized this, it really put the flavour profile in perspective. It didn’t, however, make it good. Butter toffee, lemon and tea do not make a very good beer. mikkopen (1183) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2017
473 ml can. Clear amber colour, thin white head. Sweetish malty aroma with notes of honey and fruits. The flavour is sweetish malty, with fruity notes and a mildly bitter finish that resembles... tea I guess? I’m not sure what the brewers were trying to achieve here. This is not a particularly bad beer, but it has very little to do with an IPA. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2017
Can from the brewery. Bright reddish-copper with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet biscuit, subtle hops that come a bit more to the fore as it warms up. Flavour has similar notes, with a similar "more hops as it warms up" effect - mainly orange peel, with a slight earthiness. More traditional British in style than North American, I’d say - and in that’s regard, it’s more than decent. kwboogieboy (13) - - MAY 12, 2017
-------- via Beer Buddy for iPhone thedudeenthused (22) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Nice orange/ copper colour with a fairly quick fading white head.
Nose is malts, mostly. Some sweetness too (honey & floral). Moderate honey taste. Soft carbonation.
Overall a decent beer. Not a typical IPA.
Eructoblaster (4302) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
Can - 473ml. Limpid amber body with heavy carbonation and a thin, off-white, frothy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with strong sweet hints. Alcohol is noticeable. Its robust hoppy taste carries malty and sweet notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. A way too sweet, but it is still drinkable. ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma is all malt. Taste is malt and grains with very little bitter. Not a bad beer but not that remotely resembles an IPA. Johnsense (1709) - - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 If you call this tradition. Golden pour, fast fading head. Biscuit malt in aroma and taste... none of those darned nasty hops detected. Sweet and refreshing and all, but if this is your tradition please keep it to yourself. jksipa (991) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2016
Can from the LCBO. Clear copper colour with a quick fading one finger white head. Nose is mostly malts with honey and biscuit and just a hint of floral hops. Taste follows the nose with a moderate honey and toffee sweetness and only a hint of bitterness. Mouth is quite light and thin with soft carbonation. Not much else to say.
5/3/4/2/9- BreWedge (546) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
On tap @ Red Rock Canyon Belleville. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aromas are sweet malts, honey, and biscuit. Tastes are similar but less sweet than the smell would imply, likely because of a mild hop presence. Thin and somewhat watery, short and mild acidic finish. Not an unpleasant beer but in no way resembles an IPA. If anything, it's an ESB.
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