mcberko (20277) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
On tap at Vice et Versa, pours a hazy orangey amber with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of citrus and orange rinds, tropical fruity hops, some fungal qualities, and what seems to be a thick caramel malt backbone – seems more of an IPA (English style) than cream ale on the nose. Flavour definitely shows the hybrid style more so, with lots of creamsicle upfront, followed by some tropical fruity hops, ending with a significant pleasant astringency from the hops. Creamy, soft palate. Very well-constructed and highly drinkable. Lubiere (14352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a super thick lacing light mocha head. In aroma, a nice pungent hops, grassy and resinous, with biscuit malt. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with good floral hops, pine and smooth, silky mouthfeel, well done. On tap at Vices et Versa, Nov. 3 2012. MartinT (10239) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
My Bottom Line : czar (9682) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
Citrusy and floral hops thrive in this nitrogenated IPA, before light caramel malt are able to pierce the puffy mouthfeel created by the gas.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam covers the russet haze.
-The aroma could have been more engaging. Put their APA’s nose on this one and you’ve got a winner.
-There is a subtle emptiness in the flavor profile before the resinous hop bitterness appears.
-The nitrogen content of this brew might be too high to let the malts and hops express themselves efficiently.
On tap at Vices et Versa.
on tap at bateau de nuit, qc. dark golden, orange tint, with a creamy tall off white head, very good retention and lacing. loads of citrus and pine, lightly toasted malts, tingling pepper and grapefruit. soft carbonation, medium body, medium to long bitter grapefruit finish. nice! nimbleprop (9044) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a hazy burnt orange with some lacing, white head. Nose of orange, malt, pine, soap, some cardboard. Flavor is malty, very piney, lemon, soap, orange, caramel, windex. Piney finish. Decent enough.
TaktikMTL (8013) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté au Saint-Graal (Sainte-Thérèse, QC). Arôme: Odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-orangée. Présence d’un moyen col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oranges et de pamplemousse avec une pointe d’ananas. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4465) Marheb (6343) - MontrÃ©al, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Texture moelleuse, longue amertume propulsée par un bel éventail de saveurs d’houblons, agrumes, mangue et pin. tom10101 (6317) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at l’Hermite (Victoriaville). Hazy amber with a huge thick and creamy beige head, good retention, along with heavy lacing. Aroma is smooth with piney notes, tropical fruits and hops. Taste is slightly sweet and moderately bitter with pine, tropical fruits and slight caramel/malt. Creamy/fluffy mouthfeel. Somewhat dry. Very nice hybrid between IPA and Cream Ale. Refreshing aplenty. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
In short: A caramelized and piney-resinous Cream Ale for the bitter IPA lover.Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2013
How: Tap at Vices. & Versa, Montreal.
The look: Clear golden-orange body topped by a persistent medium creamy off-white head.
In long: The hop forward nose is mostly pine-tree, somewhat resinous, a tiny bit citrusy. In mouth the body is full with a typical cream ale foamy/creamy texture. Taste has nice crisp caramel, toasted crusty bread, a lot of pine tree, sticky hop resin. Nitro is not kind to hoppy beers and many Cream Ales end-up lacking bitterness, but it is not the case here, this is a very bitter beer. A good pint of beer I had directly at the brewery, and just so you know, I’ve never been asked twice by the same person “please watch my beer while I go to the bathroom”.
draft, take a cream ale and through insane amounts of simcoe in it and you pretty much fix it. This is great, a sticky piney mess.