Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Hazy golden color. Aroma of mixed summer fruit. Taste is fruity and balanced. Easy drinking. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
Thickly unfiltered. Rich rocky head. Light brown colour. Rich, foresty aroma with vague citrus and fresh hop dust/resin. Firm, rich, lingering bitterness. Toasty, chewy malts underneath. Excellent IPA, with a touch of rusticity Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
Hand bottled by brewer Greg Nash and generously given one by Jon. ALl the characteristics of a good high IBU American style IPA. Except that the taste was somewhat muted, still enjoyable: Aroma of C-hops, taste of grapefruit,decent mouthfeel, and certainly most drinkable. Nice appearance. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 Draft at Maxwell’s Plum in Halifax. Orangey amber body with a decent white head and lacing (3+). Mild hoppy aroma and caramel malt. (6+) Pleasant bitterness and caramel malt. Very light citrus. Average palate. More of a hoppy pale ale than an IPA, but quite quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5
DuffMan (10276) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
2008-11-06. Hazy orange body with a decent off-white head and lacing. (3+) Resiny hop aroma up front, lightly yeasty fruit undertones. (7+) Pleasant hoppy bitterness throughout, moderate resin. Bitterness grows at the back, lemon, light astringency as it blends with a touch of alcohol in the finish. (7+) Smooth average plus palate. (3+) Very solid IPA. Definite step up from the previous version. Now 7.1% abv <i>On tap at brewpub</i> 7/4/7+/3/16
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Re-rate 2014: medium golden, far less aromatics than my first experience with this beer, and really only modestly bitter. Just okay this time around.
Initial rating from 2011: On tap @ the brewpub. Attractive red-orange, medium cream cap, lovely lacing. Bracingly hoppy aroma and palate, heaps of citrus rind, pine, and passionfruit. Long bitter finish. 4.0
MartinT (9852) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
My Bottom Line:TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2008
Powerful hop resins and their leafy, wooden compatriots agreeably blend in the full caramel maltiness of this fruity and balanced IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the light amber.
-This must be fantastic on cask.
-Carbonation is soft and allows all flavors to shine.
-Hops evolve into pine territory as well.
-The fruitiness mostly recalls oranges.
-Although the hoppiness is muscular, it does appear to come mostly from high alpha English hops.
On tap at Vices et Versa, Montréal.
En fût. Pot Mason de 16 oz dégusté chez Barnyard BBQ (Moncton, N-B). Arôme: Odeur de pin avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût très présent de pin avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Rating #1723) reebtogi (6240) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
341ml bottle pours a copper color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and caramel with hints of pine. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. A well crafted brew that exceeded my expectations and was well enjoyed. JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Very hazy gold pour, white head. Great hoppy nose, lots of really strong citrusy hops, citrus rind, grapefruit. Taste is very bitter, a bit too much so in fact, good hop flavor but slightly acrid citrus flavor. That being said, it was a pretty delicious hop fix. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2008
Seasonal. Draught at brewpub, sampler. Cloudy, burnt sienna. Almost muddy orange-brown-red. Briskly hopped nose has lots of pine. Soft mouthfeel. A little chalky. Sweet entry, earthy middle, bitter and dry finish. The yeastiness adds nice character.