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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and then double dry hopped. Layers of citrus and pine flavours with a long resiny finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampler after the marathon. 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (254) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
355 ml bottle from a friend.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark copper colour with a finger of head and minimal lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, bit of pine.

Flavours: Caramel malt, some hops, oranges, mango.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity and carbonation.

Overall: This one is a different and very good IPA. It leans towards the malt side of things but still has some hops coming through. Although it is 105 IBUs, it didn’t seem that bitter to me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1573) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Légère mousse couleur érable, sur une bière cuivrée à l’aspect mi-mince ; les arômes olfactifs sont de pêches confites, de jus d’abricot acidulé et de sirop. En bouche, les malts soutiennent habilement les houblons, moins amers que puissants, un épais tapis sucré qui met la plante verte sur un piédestal. Pas une bombe de houblon, mais un réel délice, c’est tout à son honneur.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
Small of white head, fades quickly then lines edge of glass. Brilliantly clear copper colour. Big dank and grassy aroma. Flavour has high grassiness, dank, pine, light citrus, caramel malt backbone balances well with high bitterness. Slightly sticky, drying finish with lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2182) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Pretty solid. Pours burnt orange/amber with limited head and clumpy lacing. Nose is fruity and pine. Flavours of pine, bright juicy fruit, some mint. Tastes medium bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body with a lasting agressive bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlennHendry (235) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Dark pour. Very piney aroma with some dark fruit as well. A big blast of pine on the tongue, along with citrus, rum-soaked caramel malts (but it’s not boozy) and black cherries. Sticky and bitter. I liked it a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
6-pack that followed my home from the LCBO after work. Been looking forward to trying this one for some time now. Pours maple syrup in the class with a creamy cap on top. Big pine presence, with some citrus notes, in the hops, all nested on a thick bed of sappy malts. Finish is bitter & sticky. I don’t agree with those who say it is a tanked up Boneshaker, as this one is clearly more angular. Booze is pretty stealthy & if I play my cards right a few of these will challenge my stride tonight.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris__hartley (376) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
It pours copper with golden highlights; the head is off white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: toffee, grapefruit, and pine. The taste is medium bitter with a heavy bitter finish; there are notes of: toffee, grapefruit, pine, rum, almond skins, a slight melon rind. The palate is medium heavy bodied with medium carbonation, and a long bitter finish. Overall, like a tanked out bone shaker.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. Medium orange, off white head. Piney and quite sweet, caramel and melon, with intense bitterness. A bit heavy handed for my tastes, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from draft as part of a flight at Amsterdamn brewery. Dark orange. White head. Bitter and hoppy. Citrus. Not bad


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