shawnmurphy (609) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
16-ounce can, purchased from an LCBO in Toronto, pours clear amber with spritz tan head and lacing. Aroma: faint brown sugar and nuts. Flavor: brown sugar, nuts, chocolate, coffee, some lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, grainy finish. Why is this categorized as an IPA? While tasty enough, it’s NOT an IPA, nor a DIPA (not dark enough). More like a decent brown ale with some added hops, like Dogfish Head Brown IPA (although the Dogfish Head beer is far superior). omhper (25714) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2017
Canned from LCBO, Ottawa. Clear nut brown, mid sized head. Grapefruit peels and dark fruits up front. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Toast with ripe cherries and grapefruit, vague notes of green apples and lacquer. Piney bitter finish. Positive aspects dominate. AleRider78 (1451) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a small amount of foamy off-white head and has a clear amber/light copper appearance. Aromas of mild roasted malts and mainly richer, darker type hops, somewhat earthy. Has a fairly bitter hop taste with dark roasted malts in the mix. Seems like burnt hops or something, quite unusual to me. Mild citrus hops. Hints of coffee and mild chocolate flavours with raisins and nuts as well. Above average carbonation. Prickly and warming mouthfeel. Doesn’t feel like an ipa. Still pretty good though. googleimage83 (170) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Very dark, rather clear, not much head. Smells biscuity and malty, caramel, orange liqueur, booze. Taste is very malt forward caramel, biscuit, with an orange candy note... finishes dry and boozy, and there’s little hop character to speak of throughout. Carbonation is rather heavy. Seems closer to an ESB than an IPA - and a rather average one at that. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Une IPA très foncée, couleur cuivre patiné, mousse couleur crème, pétillance moyenne. Nez de caramel et de minéraux. La bouche est plutôt maltée, comme prévu, tandis que les houblons ferment la marche avec du fruit tropical et du sapiné. C’est tranchant, c’est amer, mais pourtant elle manque de mordant et d’originalité. Un peu trop mince peut-être, et surtout trop maltée. Correcte.
Johnsense (1753) - - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2016 Dark almost reddish pour, good sized head. Sweet and grassy aroma and taste with minimal hop presence - uh-oh. Big time faded hop presence in the taste (where’s the date on these cans????), caramel, that’s it. Medium body, surprisingly harsh in the finish. This was much better in previous incarnations but either I got a bad can or this was nowhere near as good as I remembered it being. crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2016
473ml can. Darker ipa, brown pour. Grainy and roasty aroma. Flavor is sweet, not all that hoppy caramel. Not a great ipa. NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Wow, darker than I expected. Has a lot of roasted flavor, kinda more of a dark IPA than a heavy malt west coast IPA but worth trying again Tranquillity (2505) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
Dark body, but white head. Canned. The taste is fresh and with a lively hop. Kauge (2118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
Can from LCBO. Pours a dark, clear, reddish amber. Head... don’t remember, it disappeared too fast. The nose is... pff, grainy, malty, where are the hops? Flavours slightly better with caramel notes, and some bitterness, but the overall blandness prevails. The carbonation seems too aggressive. What I have in my glass is a 30 point IPA, max.
I looked for the BB date but can’t find it. What the fuck? - So many times I’ve tried to find BB dates on cans and bottles bought from LCBO and so often they’re just not there. Other times, they sell beers with their BB due a month ago (for example: shelves full of old Stone IPA at Yonge/Summerhill). WTF, LCBO? Fuck this fucking system!