radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016 Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, - OCT 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark golden to light amber liquid topped by a 1cm white slice. Cerealic, pretty grainy aroma with minimal flowery/citrus notes. Simple, yet efficient nose for who looks for straightforward maltiness. In mouth, I’m a bit surprised by how it comes together, differently than what the nose had let me believe. Firstly, there’s a fair bit of citric acid in there from those grapefruity hops that are otherwise not very aromatic and not all that bitter either. Piney/soapy notes punctuate the finish without disturbing. Then, there’s the texture which feels a bit gritty, the bubbles pushing the palate around without the softness that the round cerealic character demands. Meanwhile, there’s a light, but coarse husk character that dries the palate up and adds an tea-like character that blends with the mineral surroundings to procure a seaweed/green note. It makes for a few original traits in what I expected to be a well-made, pretty straight golden ale. It remains fairly easy to drink, but for me to buy from time to time, I’d need a more polished texture and brighter hops in the flavour and aroma departments.
660ml bottle. Golden-orange in colour with a thin but lasting white head, light lacing. The aroma is herbal, grassy, some pale malt, light sweetness. The flavour is grainy, herbal and floral, some light caramel sweetness. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, lightly bitter, fruity. This isn’t that bad at all. Floral and fruity, quite refreshing. Stoned99 (1674) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
660ml bottle, thanks dad. Aroma: citrus, tropical fruits. App: hazy golden with medium head. Taste and palate: medium body, light sweetness, fizzy carbonation, light bitter dry finish. Overall: really good and refreshing. Prefer the India Session ale that replaced it but this one is definitely good. Could taste a little more though. sudomorph (1190) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a golden orange with a half finger, white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with notes of grain, traditional hops, fruity esters, and a touch of tropical fruit. Taste is balanced. Grain, fruity esters, hints of pine and resin, and a short aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a touch of sweetness and a dry finish. Overall really tasty and well done. Grain sweetness with done old and new world hops. simardsam (261) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Blonde/dorée, avec un mince col de mousse blanche. Nez de houblons et de pamplemousse sucré. Goût fruité, floral et de céréales. Petite amertume qui reste en finale. Beerhunter111 (22513) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Trübes goldenes Bier mit ordentlicher weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, malzig, Grapefruit, Citrus. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, hopfig, Grapefruit, Citrus.
HippyHop (692) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
I have a strange history with this beer. When I first tried it, it was bursting with citrus hop smell and taste. Then it seemed to become a more boring, generic pale ale for a while. Now that beautiful hop profile is back (to stay, I’m told), so this beer plays like a junior version to their Yakima IPA.
The pour is a pretty typical blond without much in the way of head, or retention, but the nose more than makes up for it. Big citrus notes, most notably grapefruit, with a little bit of bread from the malt hiding in the background. Taste follows, with a dry, but gentle, finish (oh dear....). There isn’t a huge malt profile here, but I think that’s kind of the point. It’s light, it’s refreshing as hell, and it’s very drinkable. As someone else mentioned this is a great noob IPA, for anyone trying to ease into hop-heavy beers. veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bonne blonde avec du corps et qui a beaucoup à dire au nez. Agrumes sucrés et blé présent au nez. La finale est enveloppante et légère a la fois. Excellente bière pour néophyte.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjakopa (268) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a hazy darker yellow with decent head and great retention. Aroma is hoppy, mainly citrus and some fruityness. Almost smells like an IPA. Taste is quite dry but not to the extent of an IPA. Very complex, grassy, more citrusand fruityness with a shorter but pleasant aftertaste. A suprisingly hoppy Pale Ale, but enjoyable nonetheless. RickTheRick (949) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Blonde et dorée, un peu trouble, une mousse moyenne mais persistante apparaît lors du versement. Je fus surpris de constater à quel point les houblons étaient très présents, autant au pif qu’en bouche. Des flaveurs d’agrumes et de céréales sont en vedette; l’attaque est citronnée et la finale est toute en céréales. Sa buvabilité fait peur. Randy4Beer (515) - - JUL 4, 2014
Pours an extremely cloudy orange. Medium white head and lacing.
On the nose there is citrus, mixed with caramel biscuity malt.
Tastes are of citrus bitterness, with a light background of sweet malts.
Overall I was expecting something light, but was pleasantly surprised by the complexity of aromas and tastes.