Indie Alehouse Brewing Co. Reviews




DuffMan
3
Indie Alehouse Broken Hipster

Saturday, January 13, 2018

DerWeg
3.7
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Good effort, big acetic and balanced per style with sweet fruit and apple-like sour, caramel, runs with the pack.
Sunday, January 7, 2018

GRM
3.7
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness (Cherries)
Eye: mahogany, semi-opaque, ring of tan head, slight lacing; nose: cherry, light woody, tannin, light red wine, slight wild yeasts; mouth: cherry, light woody, tannin, light red wine, slight wild yeasts, finale in cherry with good presence of caramel, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Œil : acajou, semi-opaque, anneau de mousse fauve, très légère dentelle; nez : cerise, léger boisé, tanin, léger vin rouge, très léger levures sauvages; bouche : cerise, léger boisé, tanin, léger vin rouge, très léger levures sauvages, finale en cerise avec bonne présence de caramel, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

Thursday, January 4, 2018

blankboy
4
Indie Alehouse Dead Spadina Monkey (Apricots & Peach)
[Cask at 'Cask Days 2017'] Pours a neat looking pinkish-peach colour with a small lasting bubbly white head. Nice sour fruit aroma along with some barrel. Delicious tart fruity flavour along with some wood and a hint of spice. Average bodied. Great stuff.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Oakes
4.1
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Reddish-brown. On the nose, lots of wood, light balsamic, On the palate, it's got a nice soft, woody tartness. Rounded character. Light berry fruits. Really nice complexity. A fair bit of tartness in the finish, acetic and burning going down. But in terms of flavour, this is really high quality example of the style, seldom achieved at this level in North America.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

mcberko
3.9
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Nose brings out complex red wine barrels, balsamic notes, and light wood. Flavour is quite complex, with lots of balsamic, red wine barrels, light Worcestershire, and tart red fruits. Complex, vinous, tart and tannic. This is wonderfully done.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

beerplace
3.7
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
750ml bottle (thx, Peter K.!) at Matt's. Pours an opaque dark copper with a beige head. Aroma is barrel, cherries, some caramel notes. Taste is similar, a bit more acidic than I would prefer. Fairly good, though.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

GRM
3.4
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies
Eye: dark brown, opaque, sheet of beige head, average lacing; nose: light wild yeasts, slight fig, slight roasted malt; mouth: light wild yeasts, slight fig, slight roasted malt, acidity, slight roasting, finale in wild yeasts with light presence of cherry, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Œil : brun foncé, opaque, couverture de mousse beige, dentelle moyenne; nez : léger levures sauvages, très léger figue, très léger malt torréfié; bouche : léger levures sauvages, très léger figue, très léger malt torréfié, acidité, très léger torréfaction, finale en levures sauvages avec légère présence de cerise, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

dandeman
3.8
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
En fut au Bar Lupulus. Raisin rouge au nez avec un petit fumet de boisé. Couleur brune, légèrement brouillée avec une petite mousse et de belles traces sur le verre. En bouche c'est du jus de raisin avec un léger boisé. C'est vineux et boisé. Correcte et dans le style.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

GRM
3.6
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Eye: dark brown, hazy, ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, vinegar, fruity, wild yeasts, tannin, light red wine; mouth: acidity, sourness, vinegar, fruity, wild yeasts, tannin, light red wine, finale in tannin with light presence of red wine, medium body, below-average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine

FRANÇAIS
Œil : brun foncé, trouble, anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, vinaigre, fruité, levures sauvages, tanin, léger vin rouge; bouche : acidité, aigreur, vinaigre, fruité, levures sauvages, tanin, léger vin rouge, finale en tanin avec légère présence de vin rouge, corps moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

Monday, January 1, 2018

JoeMcPhee
3.7
Indie Alehouse Interloper
Pale straw-gold aroma. There's a bit of very bright stone fruit, tropical fruit and some nice pear and a bit of tartness. A little flinty on the back with a Brett character. A bit earthy and fairly vineous with some light acidity and a bit of peach. Tasty brew.
Saturday, December 30, 2017

JoeMcPhee
3.1
Indie Alehouse 10-4
Deep ruddy brown pour. Slightly hazy. Has a bit of earthy woodiness and a lightly peppery quality as well. Intensely sour but comes across a little bit thin and lacking in malt base. The sour profile leans more lactic than acetic and there's a little bit of metallic quality. Slightly fruity and woody but the overall impression is really just sour. Meh.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

JoeMcPhee
3.3
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Raspberry)
Bright red-pink pour. The nose is bright and tart. Raspberry and a touch of lemony acidity. Intensely lactic and quite earthy. Seems one note ish. It's good but I don't get a lot of complexity here. Raspberry and raspberry seeds.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

JoeMcPhee
3.7
Indie Alehouse Skyfall Saison
Pale straw colour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly grassy and a bit peppery with a light fruit aroma and a bit of pepper. Has some light zestiness and a bright fruit aroma. Palate is dry and slightly grassy with a bit of white pepper and some nice lingering fruit on the finish. Pretty nice.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

JoeMcPhee
3.7
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is fairly acetic and a little bit fruity. Some dark malt and a bit of light fruit. Oak and a touch of pepper. Fairly balanced and tasty.
Thursday, December 28, 2017

rnhaas

rnhaas
4
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse (Bourbon)

Saturday, December 16, 2017

rnhaas
4
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse

Saturday, December 16, 2017

mabel
3.7
Indie Alehouse Outrageous Fortune
[9853-20171125] Tap. Funky soured fruit aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Fruity soured grains and light lemon slices in the flavour. Medium body has a mellow funk. Interesting. (7/5/8/3+/14) 3.7
(@ Birreria Volo, Toronto, ON)

Sunday, December 10, 2017

rnhaas
4
Indie Alehouse Shadow Chaser

Friday, December 8, 2017

blankboy
3.5
Indie Alehouse Orange Creamsicle
[Cask at 'Cask Days 2017'] Pours a deep copper-gold with a small lasting bubbly white head. Aroma (7+) is a bit sweet with lactose, lightly sour fruit and light hops -- it does smell like an orange creamsicle which is neat. Slightly sweet orange pop flavour. Average to medium bodied. Not something I'd want lots of but having it once is neat.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

blankboy
3.8
Indie Alehouse X À la Fût Saddle Cassée
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a clear deep golden-orange with a large lasting frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, lightly hoppy, lightly herbal and woody. Some notes of honey and perfume as well, it's quite nice. Flavour follows and has a woody finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

kevinsenn
3.6
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies
On tap at Arabella Park. Sour cherry aroma. Flat. Roasty malls and sour cherries. Good stuff.
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stuu666
3.8
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black, nose is coffee, cola, chocolate, soy sauce, taste is soy sauce, chocolate, malty, little spice.
Friday, November 24, 2017

GlasgowTAD
4.1
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a modest brown head which soon recedes. Aroma is cocoa, slight liquorice notes. Taste is cocoa sweet, hazelnut, chocolate sweet, not much bitterness. Oily body.
Friday, November 24, 2017

cgarvieuk
3.9
Indie Alehouse Zombie Apocalypse
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ...soft dry chocolate roast .. soft tofff choclate roast nose ... ligth dry chocolate malts .. light ovaltine .. heavy chocolate roats malts ... heavy dusty chocolate roast
Friday, November 24, 2017

Spab
3
Indie Alehouse X Nickel Brook Weakday Warrior
On tap at The Craft Brasserie and Grill. Pours a murky pale golden colour with plus-sized white head. Aroma is‎ tropical fruit, including a definite banana character and some light grains. Flavour has a banana Runt dominated tropical fruit and light grains. On the watery side. Underwhelming.
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sammy
3.5
Indie Alehouse Shadow Chaser
decent hoppy beer. ontap at hungry brew hops.good ibu. citrus . decent hoppy.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Freaky_tiki
3.8
Indie Alehouse X Bar Hop Rabbit of Caerbannog
On tap at the Indie Alehouse during the annual Stumble & Mumble brewery hop. This is a fantastic ipa. Smoot & angular. Chewy citrus, a bit of salty bubblegum & a sprinkle of cat piss. Pure pleasure.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Freaky_tiki
3.4
Indie Alehouse Red Tape Stout
On tap at brewery. First beer of the afternoon during Happy's (my miserable beer drinking buddy) Stumble & Mumble Birthday Brewery Hop. First impressions are dominant here: intense tart red wine folded into a strong stout. More precise impression: think red wine with a shake of soy sauce & a drizzle of old school cough syrup. Uneven at best.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Listigovers
3.6
Indie Alehouse Island Escape
Hazy golden beer, smells quite a lot of coconuts and sourness, tastes quite acidic, the coconut plays out but is not overwhelming, tropical and pineapple. A sipping beer, gives a pucker with the oily texture from the coconut. Good.
Sunday, November 5, 2017

DuffMan
4
Indie Alehouse Lemonade Stand

Sunday, November 5, 2017

DuffMan
4
Indie Alehouse Staycation
Bottle sent to me by Robbie and shared at fight night. Hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Citrus and crackery malts, on the juicy end of the spectrum, mild to moderate bitterness. Really good.
Sunday, November 5, 2017

mabel
3.3
Indie Alehouse Orange Creamsicle
[9697-20171020] Cask. Heavy orange grapefruit aroma has a woody peel note. Hazy, orange tan body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Orange creamy flavour has a bitter citrus peel and woody milky notes. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/6/3-/14) 3.3
(Cask Days 2017 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Boutip
4
Indie Alehouse Ritual Madness
Bottle: Poured a dirty reddish color ale with a light foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of vinous notes with oak and cherry notes is quite splendid. Taste is a nice mix of tart cherry notes oak and vinous notes with light residuals sugar notes. Body is full for style with good carbonation. Very well balanced Flanders red with good mix of complexities while retaining excellent drinkability.
Friday, November 3, 2017

mabel
3.9
Indie Alehouse Dead Spadina Monkey (Apricots & Peach)
[9672-20171020] Cask. Mostly fruity apricot aroma has a weird filter cigarette tobacco note, apricot cigarette! Murky, dark pink body with no lasting head. Sour and lots of apricot fruit in the flavour with a sour peach finish. Medium body is sour. Very nice balance, delicious. (8/3/8/4/16) 3.9
(Cask Days 2017 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

mabel
3.3
Indie Alehouse Slings And Arrows
[9610-20170918] Tap. Light apple fruit and petrol notes in the aroma. Clear, bright light orange body with a quick foamy white head. Soured fruity apple flavour. Medium body. Good. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.5
Indie Alehouse Loki's Garden
[9609-20170918] Tap. Roasted nut and burnt cherry skins aroma. Clear, red orange body with a quick foamy white head. Roasted nuts and burnt crumbs and cherry skins flavour. Medium body. Really interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.4
Indie Alehouse X Resurgence Hestu's Gift
[9608-20170918] Tap. Orange fruit aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter light orange citrus flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.4
Indie Alehouse Island Escape
[9607-20170918] Tap. Pineapple coconut aroma. Hazy, orange tan body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Coconut-infused pineapple bitter flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.1
Indie Alehouse Lemonade Stand
[9606-20170918] Tap. Lactose milky yeast fruit aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Yeasty milky toasted light lemony citrus flavour. Medium body has a nice bitter note. Average, not a fan of the funkiness/lactose? in this one. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.4
Indie Alehouse Nautical Disaster Barrel Aged
[9604-20170918] Tap. Yeasty lemon lime and pepper aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter lime citrus flavour has a hint of coconut flakes. Medium body. Good. It really odd at first. (6/3/7/3/15) 3.4
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "I'll have the royale burger." "What's he having? The owl burger??"

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

mabel
3.6
Indie Alehouse X Thin Man Thindie Brett IPA
[9603-20170918] Tap. Light citrus leaf aroma. Clear, golden yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter light citrus hops leaf flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(Buffalo Night @ Indie Alehouse brewpub, Toronto, ON)
Next beer name: Hunchbacks and Rednecks, a malt liquor

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

jercraigs
3.6
Indie Alehouse Orange Creamsicle
2017-10-21. Hazy dark orange body, headless. Aroma of citrus hops, mild sweetness. Flavour is pleasant, sweetish orange character as advertised. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Tasty. Would benefit from more carbonation for my tastes. 7/3+/7/3/16 Cask Days 2017, Toronto.
Monday, October 30, 2017

mabel
3.9
Indie Alehouse Spadina Monkey (Pineapple)
[9446-20170720] Tap. Light pencil shaving fruit aroma. Hazy, orange body with a quick bubbly head. Fruity tropical pineapple flavour. Medium body is quite funky. Tasty. (8/3/9/4/15) 3.9
(Anniversary 5 @ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)

Monday, October 30, 2017

jercraigs
3.6
Indie Alehouse Dead Spadina Monkey (Apricots & Peach)
2017-10-20. Red body, headless. Aroma is fruity, notes of apricot. Flavour is quite tart up front. Assume there is there raspberry in there (Why is it red?) and some apricot comes through too but I almost wonder if my brain is primed to find apricot. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. 7/3/7/3/16 Cask Days 2017, Toronto.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Spab
3.4
Indie Alehouse Unheard Melodies
On tap at Volo. Pours a ‎dark brown colour with small light tan head. Aroma is roast, cocoa, sour dark fruit and some Brett funk. Flavour has lots of tart dark fruitiness, ‎some dried fruit, funky Brett, roast and a light cocoa. Lively carbonation.
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bigshow76
3.3
Indie Alehouse Red Tape Stout

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Travlr
3.8
Indie Alehouse Instigator Pale Ale
Draft at the source. Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color white head. Aroma of grapefruit and light lemon. Taste is bitter mixed citrus and tropical fruit. Nice.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Travlr
4
Indie Alehouse Red Tape Stout
Sampled during St Crispin's Day Feast, paired with a Hunter's Platter of wild boar tenderloin, spent grain duck & venison sausages, stilton, brussel & kohlrabi gratin, branston-barley wine jus, broken duck egg. Dark brown color brown head. Aroma of fruity coffee. Taste is dark roast coffee, subtle vanilla, dark fruit. Tasty and paired very well.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017