Got to sample this three weeks ahead of schedule at the Black Oak Beer Dinner at Chancey Smith's. Big thanks to Ken and Adrian for bringing this beast down to London! Here's my review from BA:
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 4 | overall: 4.4 (A)
"Pours a golden amber/orange with one finger of cream white head and speckles of webbed lacing all over the shaker. Smell is a strong bouquet of flowery hops, pine needles, citrus, and herbal aromas. Taste is pink grapefruit, mandarin oranges, lemon, toasted wheat cracker, sweet caramel malt, and alcohol. Finishes with a big smack of bright, fruity, and citric hop bitterness that sticks to the palate for quite some time. Medium mouthfeel is juicy and acidic with a bold and spicy hop bite and mild dryness to end. A beautiful beer, and no doubt one of the best in Ontario. Can't wait to grab some more of this in mid-April!"