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


on tap

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Brewed with Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and then double dry hopped. Layers of citrus and pine flavours with a long resiny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1207) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quevillon (2704) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4882) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4962) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10077) - 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. Iím surprised at the high ratings for this. Itís drinkable, but this isnít so great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3443) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
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 doesnít feel heavy. Taste has a strong kind-of-caramel sweetness very much reminiscent of a sponge-cake, like the inside of a Cadbury Crunchieô. 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, Iím on ratebeer again, ratebeer is like the fridge door I open but never quite remember why I opened it in the first place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1038) - - JUL 12, 2014
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.

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