JoeZasada (317) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a frothy lasting white head, decent lacing. Powerful hop aroma, floral and citrus nots. Taste: quite hoppy, moderate bitterness, notes: floral, citrus. remains steady with the hops as it warms. Medium body. Finishes with a grassy bitterness. This one is all about the hops; lots of flavour but not overpowering on the bitterness. Definitely a tasty brew! andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Pours a hazy golden colour with decent size off White head lacing down most of the glass. Aroma is pine, citrus, lightly spicy rye, and a bit of malty sweetness. Flavours of pine, spicey rye, zesty grapefruit and a bit of residual sweetness giving great balance. So good! chrisardcath (5) - - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
It feels like they took their Hop Circle IPA, bottled it and stuck a different label on it. The Hop Circle is freakin’ amazing though, so yeah, this too, is pretty good. Just feel I was scammed a little :/ Very slight different taste on the finish that’s about it. Overall, still a fantastic beer. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Single bottle purchased from a Co-op Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB on 04/26/2012. Colour: Dark yellow and traces of orange, with slight cloud and medium spotty white head. Nose: Wha...? Dominant with spaghetti and tomato sauce? Odd! A touch of dirty dish towel then moves back again to lots of tomato. There is a pleasent grain-caramel background that shows up late. Nice complex nose. Taste: Light sweet, medium-high bitter, light sour. Immediate surge of perfumey bitterness and then molds into a sweet and sour pine. The pasta returns, but this time showing the soft rye grain as its makeup. Finally, flowery hops settle into a long finish. Doors blown off - great beer. cfrancis (3441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Thanks to reimer for this. Pours hazy golden yellow with a moderate white top. Aroma is a great citrus hops and bready malts. Taste is citrus hop bitterness and rye spice. Great beer
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden colour. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Taste is grapefruity with a nice touch from the rye. Delicious beer.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10 Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
Pours hazy yellow with a thick white head. Amazing aroma bold and hopy. citrus and slightly musky, I assume that is the rye. Rich creamy mouth feel, very clean crisp and bright. citrus with great body and malt character. I love this beer!! Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a clear golden orange with a nice thin frothy white cap that leaves tons of sticky lacing in this goblet. Aroma of pine and grapefruit up front with some malty sweetness and a lemon/lime type finish. Taste is pine and grapefruit up front, then the rye malts kick and give it light sweet and grassy/herbal finish with a long lasting bitterness. Big carbonation brings out full flavor in this baby and makes it dance I am your tongue for as long as you let it. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of a judging pack from the Canadian Brewing Awards. Very pale straw-gold colour wiht a tight white head. The aroma is awesome - bright peppery, resiny nose. A little bit of spice and a lot of juicy hop fruitiness. Lemony citrus and a nice clean bitterness. Really lovely brew - completely quaffable. fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver; the Hopbox
Hazy blond color. Extremely nice aroma, strong, grassy and citrusy, also earthy (manure) later. The mouthfeel is overall dry, but with a reasonable body presence; there is dry toffee flavor; immediately followed by a blasting bitterness, very resiny (reason for the dryness too); "elegance" has not been invited to the party. The final is a bit too much, harsh.
Extreme; the dry malt/toffee body is well done, the hopping is rather uncontrolled. But overall it’s an excellent beer.