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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:04 am

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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:21 pm

Aweomse, some in Pickering. Planned on dropping by there to get some Tree Black IPA.
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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:36 pm

TheBeeraholic wrote:Aweomse, some in Pickering. Planned on dropping by there to get some Tree Black IPA.


It's all still in the east end and making its way way west, I guess.

I actually quite liked this on draft - not a hop bomb by any stretch, but a nice, quaffable Britishy IPA.
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Postby TheBeeraholic » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:40 pm

JeffPorter wrote:I actually quite liked this on draft - not a hop bomb by any stretch, but a nice, quaffable Britishy IPA.


Which I think I'm going to be a nice changed from all the hop bombs I'm sure everyones been drinking the last few months.
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Postby matt7215 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:45 pm

the reviews of this one are very mixed bag, but i do look forward to trying it when it gets a little closer to the KW area
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Postby aser » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:14 pm

had this on tap when visiting guelph, didn't like it at all, very bland.
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Postby cratez » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:11 pm

To me it drinks like a North American-style ESB. Plenty of rounded hop flavour with low bitterness and a refreshing, moreish quality. The draught version at Morrissey House had a nice orangey-apricoty flavour and juicy palate but none of the intensity that I expect from an IPA (less dryness as well). If you view it as a sessionable, moderately hoppy ESB you'll probably enjoy it.
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Postby JeffPorter » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:12 pm

cratez wrote:To me it drinks like a North American-style ESB. Plenty of rounded hop flavour with low bitterness and a refreshing, moreish quality. The draught version at Morrissey House had a nice orangey-apricoty flavour and juicy palate but none of the intensity that I expect from an IPA (less dryness as well). If you view it as a sessionable, moderately hoppy ESB you'll probably enjoy it.


You always have the descriptiveness that I'm reaching for - well put!
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Postby hopdevil » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:59 pm

Interesting to read the Best Bitter comparisons.

For those of you who have visited Pepperwood's Bistro in Burlington in the past: You should recognize this beer as the Pepperwood's Dry-hopped Best Bitter. ( I had quite a few of them )

Paul Dickey, brewer of Hops and Robbers, was the brewmaster at Pepperwood's a few years back.
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Postby hopdevil » Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:01 pm

Interesting to read the Best Bitter comparisons.

For those of you who have visited Pepperwood's Bistro in Burlington in the past: You should recognize this beer ( as I recall ) as the Pepperwood's Dry-hopped Best Bitter.

Paul Dickey, brewer of Hops and Robbers, was the brewmaster at Pepperwood's a few years back.
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Postby kafercrazy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:32 am

cratez wrote:To me it drinks like a North American-style ESB. Plenty of rounded hop flavour with low bitterness and a refreshing, moreish quality. The draught version at Morrissey House had a nice orangey-apricoty flavour and juicy palate but none of the intensity that I expect from an IPA (less dryness as well). If you view it as a sessionable, moderately hoppy ESB you'll probably enjoy it.


^^this. 8)

It's a very nice beer, but probably shouldn't be called an IPA.
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Postby nickelass » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:23 pm

Picked up a few cans, tastes great to me.
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Postby Stroonze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:00 am

Very light tasting ESB, if im looking for a sessionable IPA i will reach for hop head or smashbomb. Very disapointed with this. There is nothing "Extra delicious" about this at all.
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Postby kafercrazy » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:17 am

Hops & Robbers is a weekly sponsor for the Peterborough Disc Golf Club!

The response has been pretty good so far. The craft beer drinkers like it 'cause it's sessionable and balanced. And it's a good introduction to craft beer for the PBR/Bud guys.
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Postby Gedge » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:13 am

This is a thumbs up for me. Really like this one.

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