BiereLuc (1170) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière cuivrée, quasi-limpide, avec un mince halo de mousse. Nez malté de caramel et de houblons. En bouche, le côté caramel se mélange à une amertume semi-agressive. Cette double IPA oak aged, du haut de ses 9.9% d’alcool, créait beaucoup d’attentes dans ma tête de jeune garçon. Mais au bilan, je me suis retrouvé avec quelque chose qui ressemble à une IPA Anglaise avec un petit «kick» d’alcool plus prononcé. Pas vraiment de bois! C’est bon, mais «not as advertised»...
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
600ml bottle from the lcbo
This is one strange brew it is a good beer but does not taste or smell liked a double ipa in any way shape it would be an ok pale ale but as a dipa it is not good
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO mixer holiday pack. Dark amber with a creamy tan head. Some oak, resin, slightly bitter, everything fairly muted with some caramel malts. Light carbonation and moderate body. slightly bittersweet, decent.
TheJester (2251) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle. Transparent ruby-copper-brown with a medium beige head. Smells neither IIPAish nor barrel aged. Smells fairly mild and nondeScript, actually. Not bad, just mild. Something unappealing hits right away in the flavour. Some serious cardboard, maybe. After that it’s okay, although I wouldn’t guess that this is oak aged. The malt is okay, but they need to re-think the hops. Nice bitterness, though. Meh.
Eructoblaster (3479) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 600ml. Dark copper body with a thick off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with woody, grassy, and some brown sugar hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its strong hoppy taste carries malty, cinnamon, fruity, and oaky notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bittersweet finish. Not bad, but maybe a bit too sweet.
jksipa (618) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a very clear deep copper with a big tan head. Aroma is oak and bread and some faint citrus. Huge grapefruit bitterness throughout but well tempered by sweet malts (maybe too much) and the oak. Alcohol is also nicely kept at bay. Medium slick body with average carbonation. Long dry bitter finish.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
600ml bottle. Deep brown amber, not filtered, big toffee head. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and some caramel malt. Not especially intense. Flavour is more present, good balance between the toasty caramel malts and the big hop taste. All 99 IBUs are there, but they creep up on you. Touch of wood, too. Creamy body. Overall, this exceeded my expectations.
dfearnley (1419) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to goblet
Caramel, oak, orange, and resin. Colour is a brilliant red with no head. Taste is alcoholy, orangey, and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but a bit thin.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours clear reddish-amber with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has a surprising mix of fruit, caramel, oak and subtle earth. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout, with oak, caramel and fruit up front. It acquires more molasses complexity towards the end and gradually picks up subtle hop bitterness. The finish is moderate in length, oaky and balanced between malts and hops. The alcohol comes through a bit at the end. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is an atypical double IPA that should really drop that label. Whatever it is, it’s quite enjoyable--surprisingly well balanced and woody, with just the right amount of hop bitterness. I wonder if the tap version might be very different. 2012-12-15
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper colour with a bit of a reddish tinge and a small off white head that disappears into a faint ring around the glass. Aromas of oak, caramel, light citrus and pine. Flavours of oak, vanilla, alcohol, citrus, sweet caramel, bitterness is a bit low but may have mellowed from time and oak aging.