Roman Candle - Bellwoods Brewery
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3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Tasty, pineapple and tropical fruit right there even a tad acidic,but a little funky which we didn’t need. Big mouthfeel, big ibu, dry finish. Cloudy grapefruit colour with a little head and lace.Decent drinkability, but not the most drinkable IPA.
10-05-2012 17:44:45 | More by Sammy
3.99/5 rDev -2.2%
500ml bottle bought from brewery
A - medium to deep amber colour. clear with medium carbonation rising after pour. finger and a half of frothy, off white head which is fully lasting. fair lacing left on the glass.
S - hints of passionfruit, tangerine, honey dew melon, grapefruit, papaya, very tropical & hoppy off the pour. a very light sweet bready/biscuity malt is noticeable as the beer calms down a bit. also some herbal hoppyness and some peach become more powerful as the beer warms. doughy/sweet yeast.
T - melon, grapefruit, tangerine and some papaya hit you off the bat, but that is quickly removed and replaced by a very overly powerful piney hop bitterness. not a problem for hop heads, but it definitely takes away from the rest of the beer leaving it a bit boring imo. there is definitely a taste of italian herbs in there as it warmed up, and a bit of a biscuity/light toffee and pale malt taste. slightly sweet off the top and finishes with a piney bitterness,
M - medium body to it with a slightly sticky/oily feel that coats the mouth. soft to medium carbonation. light to moderately astringent on the finish. average length finish/
O - a good ipa, although not my favourite. it was quite a trek from my house to the brewery so i'd say based on that, i'll skip this one next time and go for something else. i love ipa's, and this is definitely drinkable, but didn't blow me away enough for me to want another too quickly.
02-07-2014 20:04:13 | More by randallpink
4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
Bottle: Poured a light hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hoppy notes with some floral and fruity hops notes also distinguishable. Taste is also dominated by tropical fruit hops with some citrus and floral hoppy notes and limited bitterness. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good interpretation of the style with limited bitterness.
08-16-2013 19:01:31 | More by Phyl21ca
3.89/5 rDev -4.7%
Bottle courtesy of Adam. Thanks!
Bottled Jan 8, 2013. Poured in to tulip.
A - Medium orange; translucent. One finger of white head.
S - A bright citrus aroma stands out up front with grapefruit, orange zest and a touch of peach coming through. Some pine is present as well. The malt base adds some sweet bready caramel notes.
T - Bitter up front with pine, grapefruit and orange peel flavours standing out. A noticeable sweetness from the malt bill adds some caramel and bready flavours. The finish is dry and bitter.
M - Medium body, creamy. Lots of sticky hop oils. Light to moderate carbonation.
01-30-2013 02:59:50 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
Bottled February 20th, served in a Bellwoods tulip
A - Plenty of clingy head, with a pale golden body
S - Some pine, juicy fruit, a little malt.
T - This is delicious! Not overly hoppy, but good amount. Well balanced with the malt/body. Some nice fruity hops, but has a good amount of pine/resin as well.
M - Nearly perfect. Good carbonation, medium body. Slamming.
O - Great! Could easily be a go-to brew. Really nice medium step, or maybe an introduction, to the style.
03-09-2013 23:43:18 | More by Beelzebeer
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
500 ml bottle from the brewery.
A clear amber yellow. Half inch fine white head that lasted right to the bottom of the glass. Good carbonation and excellent fine lacing.
A bright pine and citrus aroma with some sweet maltiness.
The citrus and pin is there but the taste is more herby hops - thyme and oregano. There is a solid sweet malty backbone. Great bitter aftertaste but not stringent - long, solid bitter aftertaste.
A rich full mouthfeel.
This is an excellent American IPA. For me it lives up to its rep. A very fine handling of hops.
10-26-2013 01:23:00 | More by ssmack
3.91/5 rDev -4.2%
Thanks to jrenihan for this one.
Poured from a 650ml. bottle, bottled Jan. 8, 2013.
Appearance: A dark honey colored body, an almost white head that is very creamy, leaves some lacing and has average retention.
Smell: Good peach aroma (edgy), sweet hops, bit of a leafy aroma, almost herbal.
Taste: Hop juice, mangoes, pine, brown sugar, herb-like flavor. Good but lacks a little something.
Mouthfeel: Best part for me. Slick, dry, very well rounded, good carbonation, nice lingering bitterness tickles the tongue.
Overall: A real good IPA. Not has good as some of their others but still of a strong caliber.
02-07-2013 12:24:13 | More by papat444
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
On tap at the brewery, in a pint glass.
Slightly hazy orange, dense lacing and moderate retention. Nose is heavily tropical, honey dew melon, clementine and citrus rind. Sweet cookie dough like malt scents.Taste has more clementine, orange, tangerine, tropical fruits and a moderate and wholly complimentary sweet malt. Medium full feel, with gentle carbonation. Fantastically delicious, straight up one of the best IPAs I've had in Ontario, and probably Canada.
11-19-2012 20:28:21 | More by liamt07
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, clear, copper-gold coloring with a bright white, clingy, filmy head. Nose of cedar and pine, grapefruit, and floral hops highlights. Wow! Smells delicious. Flavors are robust, with grapefruit and tangerine forward, followed by grassy and piny notes, and a resiny bitterness into the aftertaste. Very smooth, almost creamy. The aftertaste has hints of citrus sweetness, but mostly bitter resin, with a clean, slightly drying finish. Very balanced, solid IPA.
06-27-2013 22:52:09 | More by GarthDanielson
4.15/5 rDev +1.7%
On tap at Bellwoods.
Beer is a clear copper colour, with a moderately sized white head. Moderate retention, good lacing.
Smell is very nice. Big citrusy scent, lots of orange, tangerine. Menu suggests melon which I can pick up but would not have noticed without the suggestion. Some pine resin.
Taste is similar but not quite as vibrant. Orange and tangerine, a bit of pine. Fairly bitter. A bit of bready malt. and some spicy rye.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Oily.
Overall, a very solid IPA.
09-17-2012 02:40:59 | More by jrenihan
Roman Candle from Bellwoods Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.