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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Piloted three ways from Dec 2013 to Oct 2014 prior to taking its final form in Dec 2014. A pale/blonde DIPA brewed to be juicy, aromatic and highly drinkable.


Tessic's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 1, 2014
This IPA poured a cloudy amber colour with a big, frothy, off white head. Scents include citrus hops, with a little spruce and grass and a little coriander. First swig was quite hoppy with flavours of citrus hops, pineapple, orange and apple. Additional flavours of cherry Ha;;s and cherries in general also noticeable. Finish is medium bitter with citrus hop flavours lingering.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1492) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a small (but persistent) white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of fruity hops, peaches mostly, and citrus. Slight onion but nothing bad. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter, gives out tropical fruits and some caramel flavors. Alcohol is hidden pretty well and it is less heavy than your usual IIPA, that makes it pretty easy to drink. Bitterness level is medium and doesn’t linger too long on the palate. Body is medium and carbonation medium-high. Overall a nice IIPA, it doesn’t reinvent anything but it does everything correctly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2226) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery. hazed golden. high bitterness. low on hop juiciness. need more late hops, i dont think what i had was what was intended. average scoll past shelfie

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
A lightly hazed golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, beautiful sweet fruity malt with loads of citrusy hops, light Brett, lemon pulp and floral hops, grapefruit, beautiful. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with smooth citrusy floral hops, light citrus pulp, kiwi, leechee, catty hops, pleasant and dry. Bottle at 2014 Ottawa Xmas gathering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6118-20140117] Bottle. Fruity orange peel cheese aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter orange peel flavour has a strong finish. Medium-full body. Delicious. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(w/ Big Red, Gorbalev, jercraigs)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (552) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pours burnt orange with a thick head of white that laces nicely as it fades. Dank, resinous hop tones on the nose with upfront blueberry, mango, pineapple and bready malt. Pleasantly dry with a balanced lingering bitterness, not too aggressive. Full bodied with a sticky mouth feel and moderate carbonation. Slightly one note, but what a juicy, delicious note it is...

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
(bottle) bright, clear yellow amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of citrus, honey, tropical fruit; intense flavour, bit on the dry side, long medium bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (407) - CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Pours a clear pale gold with one finger of tight white head, good retention, and moderate lacing. Nose is pine and floral hops, pineapple, pale biscuity malt. Taste follows suit, mildly sweet malt with pine resin, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Medium body and sticky, with moderate sustain carbonation and a long, intensely bitter finish. Surprisingly light in colour and body for a DIPA, with the moderately high ABV very well integrated - could easily pass for a hop bomb-ish single IPA. The hop presence definitely handily beats out the malt backbone (which is, regardless, sufficient to the task) but the bitterness is a little over-emphasized - more sustain on the floral notes would have been nice. All in all, a very nice DIPA, but one that could stand a little polishing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney and floral hops, with dry biscuity malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with strong piney and floral hops, crisp crackery malt, and some light grassiness from what tastes like pils malt. A little mineraly on the finish which detracts a bit. Very dry, hoppy and crisp, with a good balance, but again with the mineral quality. Good stuff, but not quite up to usual Bellwoods standard.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3076) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). 8% abv. From Sammy, thanks! Clear bright golden with a medium white head and some lacing. Aroma is of resinous hops, citrus/tropical fruits, malt and light alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet with resinous hops, tropical fruits, a good malt backbone and moderate bitterness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite drinkable and enjoyable. Tasty. Not too bitter. Good!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Juteux, résineux, soyeux avec des agrumes sucrées enrobées de sirop de mangue. Juste à cheval entre la buvabilité extrême et la dégustation langoureuse.


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