joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - OCT 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Volo Cask Day 2006. Slightly hazy ruby-orange colour. Aroma of seriously pine/spruce hops - smells like a frickin’ Christmas tree! Flavour of ass-kicking hops with a faint fruitiness. Stupidly over the top, but I liked it.
Sampled at Volo during Cask Days 2006. Notes entered in 2008 . . . go figure! Anyway, pours a cloudy dark-orange amber w/ frothy ring of foam. Big, juicy grapefruit aroma w/ notes of tobacco & pine. Thick, sticky feel. Very big, very bitter, earthy flavour w/ solid backbone of caramel & toffee. tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
cask at volo, cloudy orange, hop aroma almost pine like, same on flavour nice long finish good mouth feel rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Cask Days ’06. Nose is lemon, catty, piney cedar. Very bitter w. lots of pine, orange rind. Not quite enough sweetness for me. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
Cask, at Volo Cask Days 2006. Dark orange, a few bubbles on the surface. Huge hops and alcohol in pleasing aroma. Wow, all hops (Chinook I taker it?) in taste - mouth puckering. Alcohol hidden extremely well. Wonderful natural carbonation. Not for the whiny "it is too bitter" patrons and journalists, but for me, it was a great balanced yet over the top cask IPA. Thanks for the beer geek treat Perry!! mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Cask. Foggy brown copper with a bubbly white head. Fruity aroma - resinous orange oil, bread, toffee/caramel, etc. Warm, very sticky and resinous, bitter orange grapefruit. Super bitter with some subtle toasted malts lingering in the distant background. Nice.
blankboy (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2006
Cask at Volo Cask Day 2006. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a spare diminishing white head. Very nice resiny hop aroma. Flavour of fresh green hops with a long bitter finish. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty one-dimensional but it’s oh so tasty, no complaints from this hophead! Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 24, 2006
Clean soft aromatic, fruity-citrus nose, good clean well worked malts.
Appearance: fine hazy amber, plenty of fizz at top.
Green citric front, quiet hoppy front (no surprise here).More and more pronounced hop character as you drink. I might call carbonated hop juice.
Sammy (13121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Extreme bitter signature of this brewery, for Cask Day 2006 at Volo Cafe. Good hop aroma and nice head. Not balanced, rather astringent acid ,Malt please.
HogTownHarry (7287) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 21, 2006
Cask. At Volo Cask Day 2006. Poured hazy deep orange. Powerful aroma of fresh green bitter/herbal/resin hops - some malt, but day-um, this is a hop-monster. Taste - big surprise, huge green bitter herbal/resin hops, malt is there, but barely - a monster that seems to finish quickly, but it lingers, and the alphas build as you work through the pint. Average body, very acidic and astringent, typical mild cask carbonation and a long medium bitter finish. Well done, perhaps a little raw, but mission accomplished - a memorable Canadian Imperial IPA - 123 IBU? At least ...