HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
Bottle (341ml). At Volo, shared with tupalev, who swears he’s rated it already. Poured clear gold with a large white foamy/rocky head. Very hoppy aroma with grainy/wheaty notes, smoe sweet light roast malt - solid US-style IPA, quite a rarity to find the west coast hops in a Canadian brew. Taste is also very citrus hoppy, a balance of orange zest and decent malt, on warming develops grainy and lactic overtones (odd - hope my palate was working right!). Average IPA body, astringent somewhat lively mouthfeel - solid. JimJam (4) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
a strong hoppy beer, very true to its style. although the balance is a tad askew, this is a wonderfull beer. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
Lighter in Colour than I expected. Very tasty and refreshing. Too bad it is not available in Manitoba. Thanks to Piscator for getting it for me. piscator34 (2529) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2005
Copper in colour with medium carbonation. Fresh grapefruit, orange, and black pepper aromas are nicely balanced by a fair bit of malt. There’s lots of c-hop presence in the flavor too, along with some solid pine notes and enough caramel malts to balance things out. Definitely one of the better Canadian made IPA’s out there. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2005
12oz bottle via trade with presario - Thanks Trevor! - Pours copper pretty clear witha nice creamy offwhite head that stays very well and laces in layers down the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy.. Pine, grapefruit, and some light caramel malt even manages to poke through. Flavor is much of those same hops.. Much citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, some pine as well. Also balanced fairly well with caramel malts. Overall though the hops win out and leave you with a bitter dry finish. Quite smooth and drinkable though. This is a very nice IPA. Enjoyable!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Has clear bright copper color with a frothy, nicely-lacing white head. Nice fresh piney hoppy aroma has some mild caramel malty notes. Body starts with a subtle earthy malty sweetness and good bittering hoppy balance. Finishes dry, piney, bitter and crisp. An enjoyable IPA. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Poured a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt with citrus and earth traveling underneath. Hoppy citrus flavor that goes the length with a very long dry bitter finish. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2005
A very dry IPA. Amazingly dry. Makes me want a glass of water. Grassy, and did I say hoppy. Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 23, 2005
A good IPA, hopping rate is asertive but not as heavy as some other Pac-NW examples.
Nice amber color and good head. As commercial description indicates an American IPA who’s hops are not spit out over the top! I was expecting something like HOP Rod RyePA
A good drinker. JorisPPattyn (9981) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2005
Quite pale orange-amber; fluffy cream-white head. Hops, hops, gorgeous hops... Hopsacks, sweet cookies, raisins - and some cardboard ending in a real lemony nose. Hoppy, but not at all bitter taste, quite some sweetness, again cookie or cake taste. Lemongrass and lemonbalm flavours. Slight burning MF, but light body. Hopstaste gets metallic without bittering effect in the aftertaste. It is a bit simplistic, not quite balanced. OK, but certainly not "one of the most innovative beers in the micro-brewing industry" as they claim themselves. Thanks, Poperinge.