overall
87
78
style
Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Pickering, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.3
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Amber color, with small creamy head. Nice aroma of hops, some hop resins, light yeast. Caramel flavor, semi-dry, with hop resins, strong bitterness, and a bit of dusty and earthy character, unclean. Long final.

3.6
Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
Golden-amber. The aroma is a panoply of hoppage - earthy, citrusy (yuzu, grapefruit), woody, perfumey with light caramel malt. Woody palate is moderately bitter with slight caramel, toffee, and hints of brown sugar.

3.4
Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
On tap at the Black Tomato, Ottawa, Gold orange ale with a thin white head.. Aroma of floral piney hops,with light berry notes. In mouth, a good biscuitty malt with classy floral hops. Medium bodied. A good IPA, but not as hoppy as the name suggest (but for Ontario standards, pretty decent).

3.6
Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2007 Nothing special to look at,golden yellow with bubbles. A whiff of C-hops. Good bitterness, significant hops and malted. Balanced. However, Run-of-the-mill IPA but nicely drinkable. A good effort by a local microbrewery. Served on the too-cold side at Smokeless. Creamier and lacier when had a year later at Victory.

3.5
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2011
Draught at Beerbistro, Toronto, ON.
Clear amber colour with small white head. Dark fruity hoppiness in aroma. Grainy malty flavour with bitter fruity hops. It’s not that bitter after all. Best in this brew is the tap handle.

3.4
DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
On tap @ BeerBistro. Tawny light amber, small white head with delicate lace. Aroma is equal parts grassy and citrus hops, with toasty malts. Malt-forward palate, again quite toasty, with bitter grassy hops in moderation. Decent, but not mind blowing.

3.4
jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2007 Tasted Blind, March 2007. Volo IPA Challenge Sample #5
Orangey copper amber, fast fading head. Moderate orange and tangerine citrus notes in the hoppy aroma. Pleasant orange bitterness is fairly well balanced with malt and resin notes. (7+). Slightly more full than average palate. (3+) Not the highest scoring on my official score sheet, but possibly the one I would be most likely to have more of on this day. 7-8/3/7+/3+/16 - 3.8 <P> Volo Cask Situation, Cask #6 Hazy golden amber body. Interesting orangey funky aroma is oddly fruity – apricot? Astringent lemon rind aroma is not unpleasant but kind of strange. Bitter almost astringent ambiguous citrus is a bit rough and discordant at first – like non-optimally aged citrus fruit. Average palate is just a bit too flat. Tried this again the next day and found it to be much more palatable. Orange citrus comes out much more fully in both the aroma and flavour, and better rounded out in all areas. 5-6/3/5/3/10-12 <P> May 2006 Draft. Orange dark amber body with a small off white head. Sweet orange citrus aroma with light malt underneath. Big hoppy flavour is briefly mildly citrusy but quickly gives wat to lightly astringent very resiny green hops. Average palate is a touch light but adds to its drinkability on the patio at Volo. Decent, but more citrus or malt to complement the not so delicate hops would boost it higher. 6/3/7/3/15 - 3.4

3
KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2008
Great first impression--good appearance and nose. Amazing hop aroma, but the flavor and mouth don’t live up. Thin and watery, tinny and unbalanced. Not enough malt to match the killer hops.

3.9
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Tap at Beer Bistro and Volo. Copper coloured brew. Aroma is loaded with pine and sweet grapefruity citrus. Lean crisp malts with a bit of breadiness as well. Flavour is quite nice. Good balance of pine and malt with a firm bitterness on the back. Lingering piny resinousness. Excellent IPA.

3.6
blipp (9284) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Draft at Smokeless Joes in Toronto. Poured orange with an off white head. Sweet and hopppy aroma with orange and caramel. Flavor is like hop juice, citric and floral. Just enough malt is there to balance. Nice, very drinkable and thirst quenching.


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