beerplace (2393) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2017 pictoman (1260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 1, 2018
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the tap. Slightly hazy brownish golden with white head. Manure and dank tropical hops with some mild weed notes. Something new with a great balance.
650ml bottle from the High Point shared with wife. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, a bit dank. Similar taste with moderate to high piney bitterness. Good one. DeanF (2648) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Mustabin new, they couldn't find it in the system. Otherwise, lotsa great beers coming out from here in the Lower Mainland. Surprisingly, it's becoming something of a beer destination. In my day, the only beers you'd have available were Coors and Extra Old Stock; so, seeing Terminal City turn into something of a beer connoisseur's paradise is somewhat surprising to say the least. Alas, though, the good old bars of old filled with drunken natives and plastic tables seems to have disappeared; where can one reliably get into a fight anymore in downtown Vancouver? Once upon a time, ordering a draft beer of some suspicion practically guaranteed a smack across the face. Now we have hispters and douchebags like me debating the minor variances between brews from all over the numerous municipalities of the wet coast.
Nonetheless this pours a stormy yellow with a little bit of head, some carbonation, a good mastering of the process here if not just a little bit textbook. The aroma is all sorts of hops, pineapple and sour peach and sour citrus and usually the usualy for a craft beer IPA of this disposition. The flavour digs just a little deeper, with not only those tangy hops but also some really ripe and sweet mandarin orange and juicy fruit (it's gonna choose ya!) on the backend. Slightly sweet mouthfeel, plenty of oiliness and that's okay. Fuggles, again, knocks it out of the park with this one. So much great beer in this Vancouver area but I wonder who is drinking it? Aren't all the vegan hippy angry environmentalist weenies fighting against things like enjoying yourself on a friday night? At least, it seemed that way when I fled the town so many years ago. At least you can drink these days, instead of what transpired before. RobBestwick (991) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2017
650ml bottle. Strong citrus aroma - orange, apricot and peaches. Golden amber in colour with a frothy white head. Strong bitter citrus hop flavour with a touch of toffee malt. Medium body and some warming alcohol notes. Long bitter finish. Johnsense (1818) - - JUN 24, 2017
Hazy gold pour, larger head, loads of lacing. Musty Pine, Tropical fruit in the aroma and taste, Melon, resinous, fairly bitter. Lighter body, Alcohol very well hidden (I would have guessed 6%).
cfrancis (3636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2017
Got this in the Canadian BIF. Pours hazy dark gold with a small white top. Aroma is tropical and mango hops with some dankness. Taste is a nice resinous dank moderate bitterness with tropical and mango hops. Sweetness cuts the bitterness only slightly. VertBaconStrips (2428) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 15, 2017
F&W seems to consistently put out high quality beer. Well, I’ve almost no beer left but I’ve loved every sip. On occasion I consider that this isn’t all that balanced but in the end I really don’t give a fuck. Oranges, apricots, melon, things, bitter goodness, oily, more oily. Killer aroma. Breathable hop heat if I choose. This is a challenging hopfest but apparently I didn’t challenge myself with a stellar review. Somehow I’ve no problem dropping 10$ on F&W beers. DuffMan (10930) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Bottle, shared with Parksy and others. Cloudy medium gold, lasting white head that leaves some lace. Bright nose of passionfruit and guava and citrus. The palate showcases the same, with greean leafy/weedy notes as well. Oily body, long bitter finish, not overly sweet. A dangerously drinkable IIPA. UXO (1896) - CANADA - APR 26, 2017
Appearance: clear deep gold with one fat finger of fine white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, citrus, pale crackery malt, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and sweetly warming alcoholic finish. (4/5)
Well, damn, that’s something: I did not expect this to be the star of the evening. I was going to launch into a hypothetical discourse about whether the appropriate response to the name of this thing was something along the lines of "Valar Dohaeris", but after having experienced its dank booziness, I conclude that the only appropriate response is, "Another, please." Highly recommended for hop-head boozers like myself. (16/20)
8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com northropfrye (3743) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Amber body, off white head. A nice flavourful well-balanced Imperial IPA. Resin, hops, pine, floral elements. Fairly bitter. Overall very enjoyable.