kevinsenn (2289) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
Sampled at Downtown Kitchener Ribfest and Craft Beer Show. Clear amber with a creamy tan head. Slight hoppy (citrus) aroma, with some caramel. Taste is caramel, nuts, malt, floral hops, with a medium bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good stuff. DerWeg (1713) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 8/15/2012 Very malty with cool minerally-earthy notes and bready toffee. Not very hoppy. Odd but good. / ADD NOTES 3 SEPT. Dark clear gold look with paler highlights, small white head, good body and palate. This can from the brewery seems to have some nice citrus and earthy herbal hop. Aroma farm-like with horse. A work in progress? Long bitter finish with some lemons, not bad so far. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 473mL can from the brewery. Pours a dark amber with a large tan head. Aroma is heavy on the malts, rather complex, with the Wellington character I’m becoming quite familiar with. Taste is nice, deep and rich malt characters totally overwhelm the hop aspects which are basically a footnote. Quite earthy. Not really an IPA in the modern sense, but a solid pale ale nonetheless. I just feel like I’ve had this beer 15 times already. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
20oz draught Tessic (1206) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
C’est What (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 13, 2012
The first thing I notice about this beer is it’s colour. Far and away the darkest IPA I’ve tried to date. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine and citrus with a hint of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is well balanced between sweet caramel malt, and citrusy hops, not quite grapefruit citrus.
This IPA poured a deep amber, slightly cloudy colour with a big, frothy, light tan head. Medium lacing. To the nose there are scents of malt, light caramel and grassy hopps with a splash of citrus. First sip was very flavourful with a nice medium hopp flavour and slightly roasted malts. Flavours of citrus, grass and toast. Finish is mildly bitter with hop flavour lingering.
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
Released June 17, 2012. 16 oz can from the brewery, served in a tulip glass. Pours clear copper with a moderate beige head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has nutty, grainy malts with grassy, spicy hops and a touch of earth. The flavour is moderately bitter throughout with grass, resin and just a hint of citrus. Sorachi Ace and Amarillo are most prominent, along with Nugget. Cascade must just be a hint. Nutty, biscuity malts complement but are surpassed towards the end. The finish is long and bitter with a hint of spice. On the palate, it is medium in body with a chewy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, I was impressed with some aspects of this beer, but somehow it failed to come together as it could have. It is heavy on the bittering hops but could really benefit from an additional kick in the aroma department. The malts are quite nice, complex and with an English quality that suits the roots of the style. Not many IPAs aim for this ABV, but it makes for a nicely sessionable ale. I hope future batches are a bit more aromatic--it could really become a winner! 2012-07-13 pootzboy (1805) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap: A deep amber- gold ale with a 2 finger white cap - aroma of crystal and cara malts and grassy wood y hops. Medium bodied. Nice blend of malt in the fornt balanced well with pinry bitter hops, rather two dimensional, clean bitter finish wih a lingering metallic bitterness.
A servicable pub IPA nothing fancy but drinkable. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Can at Casbah, Hamilton, ON. Moderatly hazed bright amber, with a reasonable beige cap. Very rustic woody nose hints at earthy and malts notes predominately over the seemingly English styled hop profile. The nose also has a certain minerality to it. Mildly sweet, husky, with earthy malts, the hops are toned down but present and pleasing. They used sorachi ace, and I think that is a neat idea. Medium bodied, earthy, almost sulphuric finish. Good. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
Can [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o tupalev. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing frothy off-white head. Odd aroma, it’s papery and malty along with light hops and some vegetal notes. Flavour’s better, with caramel malt and light hops. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. Not bad, just decent.