GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO gift pack. Pours a clear and slightly opaque deep red colour with a good amount of fine tan head that dissipates slowly. Smell is slightly sweet with caramel, but is primarily citrus and floral hops with a hint of alcohol. Palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with below average carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet and bitter at first but quickly builds to a strong and sharp bitter note before giving way to a bit of sweetness which itself gives way to a bit of bitterness. Bitterness is too sharp, and there’s not enough sweetness, but a decent DIPA still.
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a giant head with great retention (also a little bit of gushing was noticed which makes me wonder if the bottle was infected). Aroma of caramelized malt with earthy hops is OK. Taste is dominated by sweet caramelized malt with some earthy hops notes. Body is pretty full with lots of carbonation. I don’t like IIPA with too much caramel malt so I can’t say I really enjoyed that one.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared by Shea at game night with heavylaevy, TvM, phantomhennes, and others. Dark orange-amber, hazy, with a low beige head. Aroma is malty and woody. The flavours here are sweet fruity caramel, with a marmalade quality, some woody/earthy undertones. Not getting any hop signature at all, and there is only modest bitterness in the finish. This carries no resemblance to a DIPA, but it is a drinkable brew.
UM02 (331) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Does not taste like a double IPA but nevertheless a quite interesting and well done beer. It has a pleasant malt taste with a distinctive oak flavour and a good water base indicative of a brewery with a very good source of water. There is some hop bitterness but nothing close to the claimed 99 IBU or even that of a typical DIPA. It is very well balanced and perhaps the oak flavour in the malt neutralizes some of the hop bitterness. The high alcoholic content is not noticeable at all. Some expecting a typical DIPA might be disappointed but judged on its own merits it is a fine and somewhat original beer.
Randy4Beer (362) - - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First up this thing does not smell, or taste like any IPA I have ever had, let alone a Double IPA.
On the nose I got a little bit of a turpentine/chemical smell, but got a lot of other things including, strangely for an IPA, some brown sugar and malt.
Taste wise it is just not an IPA. More bready, with hints of vegetable.
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased from LCBO in the Wild Oat Series 4 pack. It was a bit different, not quite like other Double IPA’s but overall I still liked this beer. The high 9.9% alcohol was well hidden in this beer.
kevinsenn (1469) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby. Aroma of oak, fruit, and pepper. Taste is very oaky and bitter, with some cherry. Pretty good.
lesifflebiere (1475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière cuivrée avec une bonne mousse couleur crème, au nez elle laisse percer d’abord les malts caramel très sucrés, puis ensuite un peu de houblons. Au goût, toujours les malts à l’avant, puis ensuite une tranchante amertume, qu’aucun boisé de chêne ne vient transpercer, malheureusement. On dirait vraiment une pale ale houblonnée, et non pas une double india. Elle est bonne, bien agréable même, mais elle sonne un peu faux sur tous les tableaux, ce qui est bien dommage.
BiereLuc (1145) - 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 (2245) - 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.