wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 Hoppy grainy aroma, dark amber body, short lived head, but good creamy lacing is left behind. A pretty good looking beer, much better than I expected. The taste is really brilliant, very good quality. Very hoppy flavour as to be expected, theres a bit of malty toffee and biscuit to balance the whole thing and a bit of a bitter bite on the palat at the end their. I would certainly recommend it. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 [093-20061104] Tap @ Mill St. (Toronto, ON). Hoppy aroma. Clear, dark amber body with a medium-foamy off-white head and bubbles along the outer rim. Quite a clean and distinct hoppy, grainy flavour. Medium body that may be ascerbic. Beautiful colour! (6/5/7/3/14) 3.5
robinvboyer (4741) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
[1802B-20081017] Cask. Slightly farty hops aroma with mild smoky earth and an off floralness. Slightly hazy, amber brown body with a long-lasting bubbly off-white head. Mild tea and smoky earth and green green hops continues in the flavour. Medium body. Extra green is not extra great. (6/3/7/3/12) 3.1
(Cask Days 2008 @ Volo; Toronto, ON; Called "Green-Hopped")
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 great hoppy aroma, lots of citrus, and apricot. Flavour is extremely well balanced between the citrus of the hops, and the very nice malty backbone. Superb session beer, very flavourful, i’m so happy i can get this on a regular basis.
Re rate: 2012.
I don’t do this often but i feel i have to re rate this beer cause my oroinal rting of 4.1 is not even close anymore. This beer has changed quite a bit over the years, and im assuming with the mass expantion of the brewery they have ut back on the quality of ingredients. This beer used to be loaded with hops, bright citrus and apricot aromas. Now its very vey earthy, solid malts, but zero hops. ZERO! This beer needs to be put in the amber category. DuffMan (10610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
Deep orange-amber, a little hazy with an orange-tinged head. Aromas of citrus oils and soft fruit with some woody notes. These features carry over nicely into the palate, although I found it to be a little thin and overly carbonated. Still very enjoyable. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Bottle, from trade with radiomg. Ok aroma, lite caramel, cardboard, stale wheat bread. Clean brownish orange color, ok head that faded quickly. Bittersweet flavor, grainy. Honey, cardboard mainly. Little nutty yeastiness too. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Ok, doesn’t offend, doesn’t inspire to have another. Thanks radiomg.
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
I think this beer deserves higher credential than it is getting. I absolutely loved it. Gorgeous beer with a very minimal head. Poured a reddish copper hue. Nose invited me in and the taste blew me away. In my experience from the Coffee Porter, I was expecting something equally unsatisfying, but was I wrong! Not the most complex beer. Hints of chocolate and coffee linger in the finish. Very easy to drink and very satisfying. Just a tad bit watery. Would definitely buy again! dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Straighfroward example of the style. The was dominated by the slightly spicy nose of the cascade hops that were used in this brew. The beer poured a deep amber/copper color with a creamy head that had very good retention. The flavor was well balanced, if a little mild, with the spiciness of the Cascade hops balancing well with the swetnees of the malts. Finish was crisp and clean. Overall very tasty, went great with the Pizza I ate at the brewery. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2006
330ml bottle acquired via trade with Radiomgb. Thanks, Jeff! This is a solid ale, with a deep amber body and a really interesting character. Certainly there are some hops here, slightly on the tart side, but the nose gives way to a really interesting combo of wood, warm malt, and - believe it or not - Coke float! Nice one. Goodeone (39) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Amber colour with a foamy head. The spices (pepper) are very apparent in the aroma and will awaken the senses for what’s to come. A spicy beer with a pepper aftertaste that disipates quickly in a forgiving manner. A good beer overall, but not quite my taste for an everyday beer. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2006
App.: Pours med. amber with reddish hues, tan head with reddish hues (doesn’t last long). Aroma: Nice hit of hops to start, mainly citrusy, but some resin and pine. Dig a bit deeper and a few med. malt notes come through. Palate: Med. body and carbonation. Flav.: beautiful balance of malt and hops. A touch of sweetness to start and a touch of bitterness to finish. Lovely beer. I suspect I avoided this product, thinking it was the Stock Ale. Pity!