KansaiBeerLvrs (1940) - 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 (5998) - 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 (791) - - 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 (1419) - 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 (1493) - 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.
berkshirejohn (4451) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Amsterdam Brewhouse, on the Toronto waterfront. Golden amber with a tight cream head; sweet fruity aroma; syrupy texture with a pleasnt grainy body and a herbal bitterness; the finish is long and saitsfying with some warmth.
MarkoR (510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Amsterdam Brewhouse, in Toronto. Golden colour with medium white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Taste of hops, citrus. Pretty good.
jksipa (323) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a two finger off white head that laces well. Nose is candied fruit with grass and pine. Nice sweet malt base with apricot and grapefruit for a good level of bitterness. Mouth is medium slick with a long bitter finish. Nice but I think I still prefer the regular Boneshaker.
Radek Kliber (6390) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: on tap at Brewpub
Aroma plenty of mango, citrus hop juice with sweet sugars on side. Clea pleasant and quiet approachable. 8-
Appearance : 4+
Top: large fine, off-white creamy cap. Nice lace on glass.
Palate : medium full bodied. Lower carbonation. Soft mid.
Taste: Bitter with slight mineral top end. Sweet mid-top. Smooth refined alcohol. Bitterness soften by smooth rounding booze.
Other notes pleasant strong double IPA.
Bendrixian (1097) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery.Fairly clear brew with a golden to light orange colour. I find the aroma muted but it is citrusy and hoppy. On the palate it proves hoppy enough with a citrus taste and pine cone finish but overall this is made in a lighter style and is a bit of a let down.