Quevillon (2535) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
jkwood04 (4044) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
bytemesis (3360) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[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
mcberko (6737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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. I’m surprised at the high ratings for this. It’s drinkable, but this isn’t so great.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2189) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Glouglouburp (6085) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: An intense sweet and bitter orange IPA, borderline harsh.
How: Bottle 341ml, consumed fresh soon after receiving it from blankboy, thanks a lot Paul.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a medium white head with good retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: The hoppy nose of medium intensity is mostly citrusy with a character that is not fresh fruits, it is more like putting your nose in a bag of dried citrus fruits. In mouth the beer feels like thick foam, a big foamy body that doesn’t feel heavy. Taste has a strong kind-of-caramel sweetness very much reminiscent of a sponge-cake, like the inside of a Cadbury Crunchie™. Aggressive hop bitterness that adds bitter orange peels and pine-tree to the citrus fruits of the aroma. Alcohol is apparent. The aroma was misleading, this is a very intense beer, lots of sweetness, lots of bitterness, boozy bite, a good beer but a bit too harsh for what I like in a Double IPA nowadays, relatively low drinkability, a single bottle was enough. Nothing special about this beer, just me adding another rating on ratebeer, I’m on ratebeer again, ratebeer is like the fridge door I open but never quite remember why I opened it in the first place.
Johnsense (828) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with a couple fingers of head. good lacing. Pine and fruit in the aroma. Hops come through better when drinking this, big pine, grapefruit, mango, citrus peels, resin. medium body.
Beerenberger (1492) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to Sammy- The clean aroma of tropical fruit and citrus accompanied by hints of pine waft up from a clear dark amber pour with thin non-lasting off-white head. The palate is decidedly hoppy. Pine with hints of tropical fruit terminating in a rewarding bitter resin finish. Overall, although it may be from Canada, it sure helpedcompensate for the heat on a very hot Texas evening.
DerWeg (1506) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense gold pour and solid body with frothy lacy small cap. Very piney and juicy in the expected aroma and taste, with a definite build of hop dryness on the palate. Some creamy oak impressions. Cat pee cannabis. A bit sharp for the hopheads without going ridiculous, good.