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

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and then double dry hopped. Layers of citrus and pine flavours with a long resiny finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (390) - 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 (343) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (223) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Spab (2350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
355 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clear orangey amber with modest-sized but lasting off-white head. Aroma just bursts out of the bottle after the top is removed with big juicy citrus and resiny hops, as well as a gentle caramel maltiness. Flavour is juicy grapefruity and mango hops, some resiny piney hops as well as doughy caramel malt in the background. Medium-full body. Dangerously easy-drinking for the ABV. A real winner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
On draught at Bar Hop. Amber tinged gold, clear, solid creamy lasting beige head. So nice, that aroma - alcohol, juicy malt, tropical fruit, light resin, maybe a little oak tannin? Taste follows, juicy, mango and blood orange zest, alcohol, marigold overtones. Average body, quite astringent, light carbonation, a long dry, coating grapefruit finish. Bloody good, one of the best I have had in Ontario, big but restrained.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at Indie Alehouse. Pours a deep amber-gold with a small long-lasting creamy white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is lovely, lots of citrusy hops, quite fruity, along with caramel malt. Fruity, hoppy flavour -- simple but oh so pleasant. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Holy cow, this is great!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
A golden amber DIPA with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with faint fruity floral hops, a bit doughy. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt with light sweet orange juice and floral hops, sweet honey grapefruit, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 28, 2013
Smells nice and fruity. A big step up from the immodest IPA I just had. Pours cloudy red with great head and lacing. Fruit is apples and citrus. Creamy texture. Finishes with light floral bitterness. On tap at volos.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Cask at Bar Volo. Floral hop aroma. Hazy coloured body. Above average mouthfeel. A good blend of malt and hops, aiding the palate. Above average DIPA.A sipper, still good drinkability for a 9% bitter beer.


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