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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and then double dry hopped. Layers of citrus and pine flavours with a long resiny finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1181) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
Sweet raisin and caramel aroma... A tiny bit "puky". Caramel butter taste, bitter floral hoppy finish. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2149) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Sampled at Barhop. Dirty dark amber with a creamy dark tan head. Malty resiny combination that blend together quite well, lemon and grapefruit comes out a little later, dough. Mild+ carbonation and moderate body, balanced bitterness, not very dry, lots of citrus on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (579) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
355 mL bottle. Pours dark, orange-y amber with a thick head of white foam that leaves a mess of sticky lacing. Sweet, juicy hops on the nose with grapefruit, wax, dank pine resin, mint, candied orange peel and sweet caramel malts. Sweet malts up front with an aggressively bitter finish that reveals a hint of alcohol. Big body and average carbonation, lingers sticky on the palate. Tasty, but I much prefer their single IPA, Boneshaker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottled sample at Ribeye jacks. Long resiny finish us a good way to describe this. Copper color. Citrusy. Great tasting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quevillon (2567) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Drank on tap (14 oz) at Amsterdam BrewHouse on October 10, 2014. Copper orange, small head. Sweet hoppy citrus aroma, a bit green. Dry green hop taste, not much else, not that bitter. This is so over rated!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2014
12oz bottle (label mentions citra hops too in addition to the others in the description) in a stem glass. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous and floral hops, some pale and caramel malts, and light dough. Flavor the same with a lot of bitterness to cut through the malts. Average texture. A solid imperial IPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3685) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap @Amsterdam. Pours crystal clear orange, large off-white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is herbal, spruce, citrus. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, lots of lingering bitterness. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5559-20130629] 355mL bottle. Fruity grains aroma. Slightly hazy, brown orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Slightly soured fruity grains flavour. Medium body. Good, would try again as this just seems a little old. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

[5604B-20130723] Bottle. Fresh leafy fruity hops aroma. Slightly hazy, bright red orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter citrus pine flavour. Full body. Delicious. (8/4/8+/4/16) 4.0

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7447) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
330mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a hazy copper / golden with a small white head. Nose is super dank, with loads of herbal, pot-like hops, followed by some pine and resin. Flavour matches this pretty well, with loads of dank earthy, herbal hops, followed by secondary hop notes of pine and resin, and a sufficient dry woody bready malt backing. A strange one, with loads of pot and pine. There is also an unpleasant vegetal quality to this all. Im surprised at the high ratings for this. Its drinkable, but this isnt so great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery - hoppy tasting flight. A deep copper gold. A good floral hop nose, medium bodied with a slightly sharp mouthfeel. The taste is bitter woodsy pine - kind of one dimensional. OK.


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