hangunder (305) - Ontario, - MAY 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
KoNrRiI (865) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355 bottle. Clear, dark gold color and a small, off-white head leaving no lacing. Aroma of pines, exotic fruits, grass, and some sharp tones of resin. Taste is hoppy, relatively sweet, fruity, minty, but also delicately malty somewhere in the background. Medium to full body, a slick texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is long but its bitterness does not linger and prevent full enjoyment of the beer. Overall quite a decent brew, certainly another point scored by the Amsterdam Brewery.
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper and gold body with a thick fluffy white head. A dank, grassy hop nose. Hops lead the taste profile with elements of grass, resin, and to a lesser extent, ripe tropical fruit. Understated sweet malts with a hint of spice underpin the hops. The malt blossoms slightly after 4 or 5 seconds creating a solid end balance. Strong hops with a nice clean, balanced finish. Excellent beer.
ddenomme (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice. Smooth given the alc/vol. Enjoyable. Good hoppy finish and nice length.
cfrancis (2789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep amber with a small off white top. Aroma is rich toffee malts with a sharp pine bitterness. Taste is a bold pine bitterness with toffee and cereal malts.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
HopsandBolts (224) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle from a friend.
Appearance: Pours a deep dark copper colour with a finger of head and minimal lacing.
Caramel malt, bit of pine.
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.
lesifflebiere (1521) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
CurbDog (72) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
rejtable (1930) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GlennHendry (174) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.