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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
At the brew pub. Brownish gold pour, thin foam tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, resin, slightly woody malt. Clean medium palette is full of grapefruit and orange rind. Bitterness and alcohol blend nicely with chewy sweetness. Long bitter finish. Very balanced and complex. Great IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (548) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
(Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto ON, June 21st 2013) Pours a deep clear copper with a bit of white head. Aroma is quite striking, like candied fruit (sugar but not really in the pale malt sense) - orange rind, dried mango. There is some pine and caramel behind, but this is a unique and punchy nose which only loses out by not being very complex. The flavour doesn’t quite mimic the nose, though the flavours - orange, tropical fruit, followed pine and other vegetation, caramel malts throughout and a moderately bitter (less than expected), drying alcohol finish, are cut from the same cloth. Body medium-full, carb moderate, alcohol fairly restrained. Good IIPA, not the best but quite enjoyable nonetheless with a strong sense of balance.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a copper red color with just a hint of white head. Smell is really awesome and fairly strong. Sweet fruit like a pineapple and passion fruit plus a hint of trees. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is quite bitter at the beginning and end but a bit of a sweet interlude. Quite tasty, wish I had much more of this.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Great big kick and body to match. Bitter but not ’fresh; like most IIPAs its more like an aged IIPA. Has some punch with bitter hops but light on the aroma and flavour. Balance is good and body fits the flavours very well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrusy hops with light floral notes and some sweet malt y notes. Taste is also dominated by some floral citrusy hops notes with a medium sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable but nothing to really write home about.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Tap at the ship, pours kind murky brown, aroma was piney and flavour was strong in the way of pine but it was really nice for the style and i really quite enjoyed this one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (271) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Mainly pine, a bit of citrus, onion, sweet malt and a bit of alcohol on the nose. Not mind blowing but seems well balanced. Clear, dark copper color, quickly fading head. Taste is fairly soft, the quoted IBUs aren’t really coming through here. Medium bodied and low/medium carbonation. Sweet malt upfront, pine in the middle and a bit of alcohol and hop bitterness in the finish. Hop profile is quite different from the Boneshaker. A decent DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3259) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. dark amber pour, small off white head. Aroma of pine, and some solid citrus. The malts are upfront, and quite chewy. This is basically a double boneshaker, with a huge malt bill. The finish is sweet, and chewy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2204) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Cheers brah. Great aroma of fruit hop, gummy goodness in a bottle. Hazy copper pour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Great flavour of hop, citrus with a syrupy texture.grapefruit bitter finish. Lovely beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
2013-06-20. Dark orange body small beige head and lace. 3++ Aroma is pleasant, milder than expected. Moderate citrusy hops, light leafy touches. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly fruity citrus, lightly alcoholic, sweetish orange infused malt core, moderate bitterness throughout. Very smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. Very nice, dangerously drinkable. On tap at Bryden’s, Toronto


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