Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Bottle from and shared with shigadeyo. Poured clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark golden ale with a thin white head. Butterscotch in aroma, with little hops. In mouth, biscuitty malt with pungeant hops, resinous, and a buttery mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Sampled with Mtl crew, April 16 2006. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2008
341ml bottle acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks for checking this one off my want list!). Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of floral, earthy, light citrus, and light caramel. Tastes of floral, citrus, and lighter earthiness. Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2006
Sample at DougShoemaker’s 2005 December gathering - bottle courtesy of jerc & OKBeer via mr_kimchee. It was OK for Canada. significant hops and malt. Bitter finish, citrus aroma. deyholla (11506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Sampled from the tap at Maxwell’s Plum. Pours a clear gold with a white head throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has sweet citrus and grass with a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has a nice sweet citrus with light grain and a bit of hay backing.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2005
Draft @ brewery. Golden orange body, moderate white head. Mild resiny aroma, touch of maly and green hops. Bitterness is sufficient but not quite enough for the hardcore hophead. Quaffable, grassy notes with muted resin and a grapefruity puckering bitterness in the finish. Average to medium palate. (3+/4) Very nice beer. I look forward to seeing this one evolve over different batches. Picked up a few bottles to bring home. DuffMan (10284) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2007
Beautiful bright orange with a big white head that gradually fades leaving no lace. Big fresh fruity aromas, striking passionfruit dominates, some earthiness as well. Delicious caramel malt with a lot of fruity hop character (again passionfruit) with a very generous hoppy bitterness. One of the most sessionable and interesting IPAs I’ve had in a long time. More reminiscent of the english IPA style. Excellent! MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 Any first impressions?JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
-A veil of head remains over the clear tan-orange.
-A wooden, sandy, resinous hop perfume (Simcoe?) subtly seduces the nostrils.
-Caramel maltiness and citrusy, floral hoppiness coalesce smoothly.
-Mouthfeel and carbonation are a little lazy, but they do their job of carrying the restrained flavors.
What if you dig deeper?
-Some butterscotch appears in the nose, but not too agressively.
-A frank hop bitterness showers the finale.
-Peaches and citrus pulp ease the quaffing.
-Halfway between British and American IPA, this remains drinkable and friendly all the way through.
Bottle; produced the 2nd week of March (2006 I presume).
650 ml bomber courtest of OKBeer. Late November, 2005 bottling. Deep golden beer. Strong cascade type hop aroma, some nice sweet toasty malts backing it up. Flavour is a bit bready. Well balanced, sweet grapefruit and orange citrus flavour over some light sweet malt. Bready mouthfeel. Tasty but the bitterness could definitely be ramped up about 10 IBUs. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
[1899-20081213] 1pt6floz bottle. Grainy hops aroma has a hint of citrus and wood. Clear, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing. Heavy grainy hops flavour has some bitter citrus pips. Medium-full body. Nice and drinkable.