JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Finished off a 6-pack of this "Special Cream Pale Ale" over the past two weeks. 5 of the bottles were fine, but one bottle seemed a little bit off--it’s taste wasn’t consistent with the other 5. Overall, a nice beer with good golden appearance and a nice well-rounded mouthfeel. Good bitter flavour overall, but at the back of the tongue is somewhat watery and unpleasant. I think it’s growing on me, though. Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 473ml can. Poured into flute glass producing a flamboyant white head. Goes into great lace. Smells sweetly fruity. This is a very balanced brew with an ultra smooth body. Goes gown way too easy! Somewhat on the softer side - could use more carbonation. Nice golden peach colour (Lovibond 11). Tastes neither sweet nor bitter but wonderfully full-flavoured, moreso on the first few swigs. Settled down into a quick satisfying ale after that. bjakk (780) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma - light malt
Appearance - Golden, light white foam
Taste - malt, caramel, sweet, light bitterness
Palate - Medium body, medium carbon
Overall, nice beer Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 Half pint at the Alex, draught. Well, it looked like a good bitter, and tasted like one too..except that it was a bit thin. Could be because it was the tap version, but it just felt like it was rolling off my tongue, and not lingering. A decent brew, but not what I have come to expect from this brewery.
RE-RATE: Heck..it wasn’t as bad as I thought. A nice bitter! cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
341 ml bottle
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
I tried this beer on April 30, 2008 after purchasing an assorted 6 pack of Ontario Craft Brews from one of my local LCBO outlets. The poured a beautiful translucent rusty red colour with a thin white rocky head. The aroma is some roasted malt, with a hoppy background. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with ample carbonation. The flavour is malty with just a little hops. I was expecting a more hoppish flavour profile.
"Richly colored reddish copper body ¼” noisy tan cap floating on top, this be looking like a high quality brew. Aroma is smoky an I swear I’m smelling peanut I have never smelt that before in a beer. Aroma is nice and malty some sour toffee and mild hops round it out. Malty, malty flavor with a slight roast to it. Extremely mild coffee can be tasted, and a mellow hop presence witch I want to say grape fruit but I know that not correct so I’ll just call it citrus. Great bitterness with a lingering sweet after taste. There are tons of little subtle flavors coming through that are hard to describe. Great EPA!!!!!!!! gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
Dark for an IPA. Brown red pour with a thick tan head an lots of lace. Distinct bready smell. Nice and easy to drink. Refreshing with a taste of nuts. No PA bietterness. Really like this. Wait a min... this is a Special Pale and and not an Indian Pale Ale, that could explain some of the unexpected qualities. RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
I like this beer. Though its not very smooth its a very flavourfull beer. Complex full body. Not a beer you can drink all night, too dry for that but a nice change every once in a while Tiger_08 (138) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
April 20 2012. 473ml can pours clear deep amber with 1inch soapy white head that sinks to tight cap. Nice lacing from such a thin head and it lasts to the end. Aroma of malt, citrus and sweet bread. Highly carbonated. Tastes sweet and malt bread with hint of hops and spice in aftertaste. Not very strong, but flavourful. Carbonation gives a fuzzy palate that holds the hops afterwards. A pleasant ale that is easy to drink and full of flavour. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
(Draught) At the Woolwich & Arms, Guelph. Thin, white head and a copper body. Slight malt aroma with cascade hops? Bitter front followed by a sweet, creamy, malt mid-palate. Next to no carbonation. Very good.