LilBeerDoctor (4231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2012
On tap at C’est What? Pours a clear dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, overall just lots of fruit. Flavor is also super fruity up front (but more sugary fruit vs. fruit juice) with caramel malt. A bit too sweet for me. It’s not very hoppy either, an unusual IPA. It just wasn’t for me.
7/4/6/3/14 [3.4/5] Hungarian_G (90) - - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a deep copper with a huge four-finger head of pillowy off-white foam. Immediate and strong aroma of earth and yeast. Additional nose of sweet roasted and caramel malts. Very fine carbonation is paired with an immediate hit of hoppy, piney bitterness over the tongue. A second taste reveals more bitterness, slightly astringent, and some malt. Not overly floral or citrusy to my palate. Somewhat lingering and slightly astringent aftertaste finish things off. fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Torontodaniel0017 (457) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
Amber color, small head. Light aroma of caramel. Some caramel flavor, the hopping is partially resiny; it seems to be unfresh.
dark amber body. small white head. strong malt nose. flavors: copper, metals, smooth malt and strong hops. aftertaste is bittersweet and lingers for a short while. mouthfeel is rich and warm. excellent overall, great craftsmanship. punkska101 (2192) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
275 ml bottle from lcbo A: earthy, citrusy, caramel, just a touch of roastiness in the finish. App: clear dark copper with small white head. T/p: Med body finish is of medium long duration. moderate carbonation. O: A little too heavy on specialty malts even for an English Ipa. Not bitter enough close to balance
dfearnley (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
275mL bottle wine glass
Piney and grapefruit aromas with a little apricot and alcohol. It's a clear deep amber with a small head but nice lacing. Taste is surpisingly fruity and tangy up front and with a malty and hoppy end. Being an IPA, the hops win out to a pleasant astringent bitterness. JeffS26 (3) - - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
Great taste, and a smoother finish than other stronger IPAs. Very highly recommended!! DuffMan (10754) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 Can. Re rating this. Sweet dark caramel with very little hop character. When I first had this the hops were more prevalent, the body less sweet. I liked it then, but no longer. sseb69 (1980) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Bouteille 275 ml. 6.2%. Couleur ambrée foncée, brune, mousse beige pâle. Arôme de caramel, cassonade, herbes. En bouche, malt caramel, sucre d’orge, un peu de houblon. Faible comme IPA, ressemble plus à une Pale Ale anglaise. Oakes (19416) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Draught, Caplansky’s. Golden-brown with a thick head. Earthy and lightly fruity aroma. Lots of malts here, too. Earthy, caramelly flavours with light toast. Decent bitterness (~45 IBUs?) but not expressive enough for an IPA. I like the beer, though. It’s well-balanced, earthy, and a good pale ale.