GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Growler shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Sunset golden-red with a large beige head. Nice hoppy aroma - big, but not too aggressive - with a lot of malt to back it up. Medium bodied. Flavour is full, with nice citric hops balanced by a malt base that seemed very UK-like as Harry notes below. A nice ale, and a good start to our tasting session. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
2008-07-11. Dark amber-reddish body with a modest beige head. (3+) Interesting hop aroma, some floral leafy notes up front, ephemeral fruit notes, melange of hop character. (7+) Pleasant hoppy bitterness up front in the flavour is moderate throughout, touch of citrusy fruit over a malty foundation. (7+) Smooth average plus palate. (3+) Pretty decent. Growler shared by HogTownHarry HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Growler. Shared with blankboy, gregclow, jerc, mabel & tupalev. Cloudy deep orange pour, large frothy-foamy beige head. Citrus aroma, weak alcohol, dry and leafy, plenty of malt. Sweet taste, still dry, dry yeast comes out as it warms - tasty, refreshing, but fairly light - hardly any alcohol. Average body, very soft carbonation, slightly carbonized in the finish - very decent, somewhat a juicy UK-style IPA with NorAm hops. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2008 Cask at The Old Toad in Rochester NY. Also, this beer was put through some column filled with hops called a Randall. I’m new so I don’t know if this is a normal thing or not but I thought it was worth noting. Poured orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is fresh grapefruit, flowers, and caramel. Medium body, very smooth. Flavor is much sweeter than the aroma, but still has enough bitterness to hit your palate hard. Notes of sweet grapefruit, floral hops and caramel. Very well balanced. Finish is long and very pleasantly bittersweet. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2008
This was a really balanced DIPA. I would buy this again but the girl at the brewpub said that it was not longer going to be made in the near future.
zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2008
(cask @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark copper color with a very thin white head. Aroma is lightly fruity and malty with a light touch of floral hops. Flavor is sweet and malty at first with hints of citrus like orange and grapefruit, then goes to a floral hop and slightly bitter, earthy finish. Alcohol was very well hidden. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Draught. Murky, brownish-orange body with a small covering and sparce lacing. Smells fresh with oranges and peach/candyish hops.
Flavour is lightly sweet with pineapple hoppiness and caramel toastiness in the finish. Some alcohol and brash malts flavours.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Tasted at Cole’s in Buffalo during the month of January 2008.
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Amber pour with aroma of grapefruit & piney hops. Good body & mouthfeel. Hops seem a little light in taste. Smooth drinking, citrus& malt presnce but hops are not as abundant as a DIPA should be IMO> hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
tap: a very nice ipa, though I am not sure it ventures into the dipa category. abv and hop flavor are a little light to be dipa, but nonetheless, I found this to be an enjoyable beer that I would order again. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Tap. Amber body, small white head, hoppy nose. Fairly rich caramel body, hops shine through. Typical example of the style (which is a good thing).