Crit (4065) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Cloudy gold, white head. Considerable basil in nose and palate. Slightly dry, long hop finish fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Draught at the brewery reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Cloudy deep blond color. The basil gives a strong minty accent to a powerful and hoppy IPA, more in the flavor; I’d be glad to try a basil beer also with a lighter beer.
Sampled at VCBW 2012 in Vancouver pouring a pale golden color with a small white head that leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma is dominated by the basil with a bit of earthiness. Taste is basil with a light malty sweetness and light earthy hop bitterness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Must have been a one time beer if it is retired already. Gerbeer (4049) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap. Pours a hazy yellow with little head. Basil all the way - aroma and taste. Drinkable, obvious ale base, but needs to be matched with food. Why does spaghetti come to mind? mcberko (19175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 On cask at CAMRA appreciation night at Ensemble Tap. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is dominated by the intense basil - this is no subtle addition - nothing much else noticeable. Flavour is no less subtle, completely coating the mouth in basil, very tastefully - drowning out the hops and whatever else there is. Bizarre, but it works quite well.
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
Strong peppery basil entices the nose. At first it rather overwhelms the malt but a certain toasty and caramel sweetness is apparent after a while as well. Clear golden body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled, white head that recedes rapidly to a thin but lasting cover and rings the glass throughout the drink marking it’s retreat. Basil flavour is peppery and fresh and serves as a nice complement to the round malty sweetness. Bitterness is quite pronounced but not overwhelming and the spiciness rides on through in the aftertaste. Medium light body has a creamy texture with generous, soft bubbled carbonation. Sampled on cask at Dix (Caskival 2007). BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
Pale and slightly hazy with nice head and retention. Beer is herby with basil dominating the nose. The flavour is very strong on the basil side which was rather enjoyable and unique. The malts are tehre and the hops take a little of a backseat to the basil. Not quite as bitter as many IPA. Great if you like basil, really good if you like a unique ipa. I wonder if a whole pint or two would get wearing? Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
Light hazy pale. Big basil nose. OK, I like basil. The flavour is also big basil. It actually works in the sense that the hop bitterness still shines through and complements the herbal blast quite well. You still have to love basil to tolerate this brew, but at least it works on the palate.