mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014 JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber pour. Nose of sweet caramel and iced tea. A touch of citrus as well as some chewy sweetness. A little bit of toasted malt - quite fresh in the malt front. Pepper and some toffee. Not really IPAish but decent enough. Moderately bitter.
[5329-20130504] Cask. Chocolatey dusted fruity grains aroma. Slightly hazy, brown orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Bitter fruit peel hops flavour has a light sweet tea aftertaste. Medium body is pretty flat. Interesting to try. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
(IPA Challenge @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
2013-05-04. Very dark orange body, near headless. Odd aroma, notes of caramel and caramelized fruit, odd green leafy character. Flavour is a similarly odd melange, sweet fruit character has pleasant moments, moderate bitterness throughout. Overall impression is just a bit odd. Smooth average plus bodied palate is great for cask but nearly flat. 3+ On cask at Volo IPA Challenge blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Cask at Volo’s 5th IPA Challenge. Pours a murky copper with an average size long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Aroma is a buttery mess, I did not care for it all. Flavour’s no better, it’s watery and vegetal along with caramel malt and light hops. Average bodied. Sorry, not on style and not good. Lubiere (13992) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, loads of caramel malt with faint boiled corn and maple. In mouth, a sweet maple caramel with grassy hops, light treacle, not bad but not an IPA.