tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2010
Strong citrus and pine hop notes in the aroma with plenty of underlying caramel malts. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a low but lasting white head that leaves nice lacing. Lime, lemon and pine hop flavours complement the fat round malt profile in this one. It almost seems like an amped up ESB. Pleasant mineral character is almost salty in the aftertaste. Medium body has moderate carbonation. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in December 2010. Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Orange, small white head. Herbal, citrus aroma. Flavor is light toasty caramelly malt, sharp resinous bite on the end and more leafy, herbal, citrus hops. Harsh alcohol burn on finish. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2010
660ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear amber, large lasting frothy tan head. Initially a bit of cooked veg, but it settles down to light toasty malt backing simple but strong leafy & mild citrus (orange) - no alcohol. Taste follows - dry, zesty, somewhat leafy, a bit of alcohol - decent. Decent body and carbonation, a bit astringent, reasonably long bitter, slightly carbonized finish. Nice. garthicus (2926) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 9, 2010
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Ruby red with a small white head. Aroma: sweetly hopped, some red berries, mild yeast and malt. Flavour: berries again, spice, good hop bite, bran and a malty finish. Not bad. rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2010
650ml bottle, amber color, with a fluffy beige head, toasty, biscuity, caramelized malt, floral citrusy hop nose with a some tropical fruity, minty accents with some lemon, grapefruit rind, piney notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, flowery hop, leafy, citrusy character upfront with some caramel, toasted malt undertones and a candyish grapefruit peel, leafy, grassy, bark tree backbone, with a some faint minty notes, leading towards a malty, citrusy hop grassy, piney bitterness finish.
BitterCanuck (1) - USA - NOV 19, 2010 does not count
A freakin wonderful hoppy ale. Serve at English room temperature for maximum enjoyment. For HopHeads only!!! Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
Nice IPA, relatively light compared to other IPA but it works well for this beer. I would drink this again cfrancis (3410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
Pours a clear brown amber with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is fairly bland, mostly piney hops. Taste is a smooth piney hop with an average bitterness taste. Well balanced and medium body. Zenwolf (269) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle from LCBO. Great brew.Pours a clear / pale copper with a small white head. Deep resiny hops with a full and rich pallate. sweet caramel and floral notes. Well balanced and very drinkable. imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2010
650ml bottle. 6.0% ABV. Pours clear orange amber with nice off white head and lacing. Rich caramel malt aromas with distinct piney and citrus aromas. Light body with medium carbonation and a nice balanced bitterness. Flavours though not too complex with a touch of vegetable - caramel malts, a silk mouthfeel, nice piney and citrusy hop flavours plus a nice bitter finish make for an appreciable IPA.