solidfunk (8569) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Strong hops smell, medium body. Overall an average IPA - decently bitter but not a whole lot of character. Has a nice amber colour and head retention’s not bad. Hoppy but not super bitter.
asheft (3058) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[275 ml bottle at DwEEBs meeting]
275 ml, WTF!? I feel like dropping the score of this just for that stupidity. Do they think it’s cool or something to have little bottles? Did some Chinese glass bottle company screw up and give them some amazing deals on these miniature bottles? Microbrewery does not equal microbottles!
Creamy pine aroma with a little grapefruit. Clear bronze under and off-white cover and a bubbly ring. Medium hops flavour with powdered sugar, strawberry, and pine. Faint caramel/toffee accents. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
czar (8814) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear light copper red tint with a very small light beige head, little retention. dry caramel malts, strawberry-hops, lightly boozy. very soft carbonation, lightly metallic, relatively light hopping and short to med long finish. ok.
Eructoblaster (4098) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 250ml. Pours a dark golden body with a thin white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with malty notes. Taste is well balanced but it could be more complex. Ends with a good bitter/herbal finish. Not bad.
kevinsenn (2159) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
275mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear copper, with a slight green tinge if you hold thin parts up to the light. Nice hoppy aroma. Taste is quite bitter. Also some caramel and hops in there, but those are fairly light, and other than the bitterness this borders on watery. A drinkable IPA, but better local ones exist at a better price (SMASH Bomb comes to mind).
estover (84) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear light red pour with little head. No lacing, clear, sparkling even, minimal head with white foam. Reminds me of a black IPA. Not nearly enough hop for me to call this an IPA. A good beer to introduce people to IPAs with out scaring them away.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from memories of too many bottles and draft I was pretty excited about this one when it first showed up because it was the first real IPA to be pretty regularly available in Toronto bars/LCBO. It pours a dark amber shape, nice lacing, etc. Aroma is sweet malts, grassy hops...earthy, with a bit of the citrus/grapefruit/floral character that I love in North American IPAs. It’s nice. Flavour continues that with a medium bitterness and the sweetness of the malts balances well with the grassy hops. Quite well balanced...resiny. The body is heavier than west coast style IPAs...this isn’t one of those. I find it hard to drink many of these in a session. It’s got a nice strong bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.
Dipso123 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clean well made beer. Balance of hop n malt is well done. However, IMO as a PNW native this is more of an amber than an IPA (let alone a west coast IPA) - way too dark and not hoppy enough for an WC IPA. A very good mis-named beer.
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid IPA. Nice malt and hop balance, works great. I’d definitely have this one again.
Listigovers (1085) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells foresty, plenty of hop resin. Dark amber with a thin offwhite head, looks pretty normal for a darker IPA. Taste is a good balance between hops and malt, gets more bitter as the taste continues. Dry aftertaste, moderately long lasting finish. A heavier bodied IPA, good for winter or fall drinking! Very Canadian.