Broken Axe APA

Brewery: Lake of Bays Brewing Company Type: American Pale Ale ABV: 4.8% IBU: 36 Thoughts: I was debating not putting this up because I really don’t have much to say about it. It has a clean, golden colour with a big, white and frothy head. The nose is subtle with floral hops and hints of pine needle. Taste-wise? It’s just…

Cooper’s Hawk

Brewery: Gananoque Brewing Company Type: American Pale Ale ABV: 4.2% (Light) Thoughts: Very little foam- nice cloudy copper shine.  Low to medium bubble action.  There’s a really nice immediate silky mouthfeel but there’s very little which develops after it.  It leaves me wanting more because what I do get is very good.  Very good.  I would buy it again….

Downhill Pale Ale

Brewery: The Collingwood Brewery Type: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.4% IBU: 33 Appearance / Aroma: Fluffy white head and a somewhat hazy, but rich, honey color. It smells like apricots and peach with notes of floral hops. Taste / Feel: The head itself has a honey-garlic and caramel taste mixed with hops. That sounds a bit weird, in fact, I changed my notes…

Naughty Neighbour

Brewery: Nickelbrook (Burlington, Ontario) Type: Americal Pale Ale ABV: 4.9% IBU: 38 Appearance / Aroma: I smelled this beer the exact second I cracked it.  It’s explosive and fresh smelling – it doesn’t smell like a beer… I get a mint and grapefruit smell which is easing me into a hopiness, I can feel it.  Pours nice-…

Harbinger

Brewery: Descendants Beer & Beverage Company Type: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.5% IBU: 38 Appearance / Aroma / Body: Again, wasn’t expecting such a wonderfully golden-amber color from a pale ale, further convincing me that mass produced pale ales alter the color of their beer (that’s the last time I’ll mention this). The body seem light and lively. Not much…