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Bellwoods Witchshark Imperial IPA

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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intensely hoppy American style Imperial/Double IPA. Tropical fruit aroma with a well-balanced bitterness showcasing flavours of mango, grapefruit and pine.

Yeast: American Ale
Hop: Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
Malt: Pale, Vienna, Crystal


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours hazy orangeish amber with creamy, stable white head. Intense aroma of hops and fruit, with citric and malty notes. Sweetish, malty and fruity flavour with notes of hops and touches of citrus and yeast and needles. Bitter and needlelike aftertaste. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4241) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle, thanks to duffman. Lightly hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is hoppy, tropical, nice grassy notes, peach, light booze. Taste is bitter, lightly fruity, grassy notes, quite boozy. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Aroma of melon and mango, resinous and tropical. Clear golden with a white head. Flavour is lots of hops, very bitter aftertaste, medium bodied with just enough malts to balance the big hop wallop. Leafy hop flavours. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Weezel (239) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Clear gold pour with spicy hop profile. Bitter up front with solid bread malt backing up the pine flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (780) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy amber with a frothy white head. Flavors are sweet malts, biscuit, caramel, garlic, onion, resinous hops, lemon and alcohol with herbal and dank notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1074) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur orange foncé translucide, mod mousse beige pâle fuyante. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, un peu poussiéreux, pin. Goût de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, bonne amertume, sucré, verdure, malt en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse et de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse avec une pointe de mangue et de citron. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de pamplemousse en arrière goût. (Rating #6302)

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GlennHendry (121) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Such a smooth, well-balanced IIPA. It’s been way too long Witchshark. Tropical fruit, pine and grapefruit dominate with caramel malts and resiny hops in the background. Deliciously bitter. One of my all-time favourites.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sammyboyy (68) - Shawinigan, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Excellente IIPA. Je trouve aucun défaut au niveau du goût. Tout ce qu’on peut espérer d’une IPA impériale. Goûté pour la première fois à la soirée des brasseurs lorsque Bellwoods et Cantillon étaient présents. Superbe amertume avec un goût d’agrumes bien présent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (337) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Floral aroma with fruity notes. Hazy apricot colour. Bitter front with flavour of grapefruit and lychee at the finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A pleasant, hoppy brew.


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