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


on tap

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1045) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portwood (189) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
A bit more hoppy & bitter than the brewery description but otherwise accurate. Good beer, though not good value ($7) (tasted 04/18/16)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (3498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Keg at the brewery. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Good lacing. Aroma of orange, pineapple and mango. Flavour of pineapple and grass. Medium body with an oily texture. Very easy to drink for the ABV. Bellwoods certainly know how to get the best out of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1619) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle from the source. Not more than 2 weeks old. Pours clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma of oniony hops, Sorachi Ace perhaps, the dill, onion and sour cream potato chips I usually get with SA... and strawberry. Yet I still kinda like it. Tastes bitter, resiny, somewhat grainy, and acidic. Dry grainy finish. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle. Thanks, Kauge. Modest white head. Sticky froth. Nice juiciness, slight spiciness, oranges and other citrusses in the aroma. Very juicy, quite spicy, fruity beginning. Lots of tangerines and oranges in the middle. Crisp. Nice tingeling on tongue. Fruity and refreshing juicy finish. Hints of pineapples. Quite nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2016
500ml bottle (thanks Kauge). Clear golden color. Medium size, thick white head, stays. Rubber, fruity, citrus, acidic in aroma. Sweet, fruity, citrus in taste. Sweet, fruity and pine needles in aftertaste. Alcohol is present. Medium bitterness. Solid brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14128) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
500ml bottle - thanks Kauge!
Eww, those onions have started to go soft and rot - yucky hop mess. Gold, small head. Full palate, sweetish. Slightly vanillaey retronasals. Hop mess still in the taste, but less messy. Resiny bitterness. Boosty vapours left in your mouth. Hops in the finish last for ever, quite a tingle. Improves after the nasty aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (2914) - ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle shared by Kauge. Clear golden beer, small white head. Nose is sweet, hoppy, fruity notes and an unfortunate helping of boiled onions. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, coconut, strawberry. Finishes with grapefruit bitterness, herbal notes. Would probably rate it lower, but it’s freshness is really nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle (thanks kauge). Pours golden with beige head. Aroma is fruity, onion, diesel. Flavor is sweet and bitter, citrus, grapefruit, onion. Finish is citric dry bitter. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: ok-ish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LouisP (238) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Servie en fût sur place, on m’amène un liquide jaune sans grande mousse ni effervescence. Le nez laisse entrevoir une belle bombe exotique, or il n’en est rien une fois goûtée : c’est amer, très amer, avec un petit goût citronné. Le citron impose ses muscles d’entrée de jeu et reste tout au long de la dégustation. Ça me déçoit un tout petit peu en comparaison avec l’arôme, mais ça reste tout de même tout à fait convenable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5191) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2016
Une belle mousse tenace flotte sur un liquide doré/orangé légèrement trouble. Des parfums de résine, d’oignon et de malts (miel/caramel) cachent un certain exotisme. Au goût, des pêches et des ananas et des agrumes se détachent du lot. Subitement, le breuvage devient davantage intéressant. En bouche, le corps est plutôt huileux avec un pétillement modéré à bas. La finale montre un sucre résiduel qui fait de cette impériale IPA une bière qui n’est pas tant une bière de soif.

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