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Bellwoods Witchshark Imperial IPA

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2535) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Drank on tap (12 oz) at the brewpub on Oktober 10, 2014. Honey gold, small head. Hoppy bananas and grapefruit aroma, some spicy notes. Hoppy pin and tropical fruit taste, very dry with raw pale malt notes, dry bitterness. Well this does not taste fishy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3361) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Tap @Bellwoods. Pours clear orange, medium off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is faint citrus, dank leaves, spruce, grapefruit. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, a bit harsh. Medium body, pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (399) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Rated on June 7th, 2014. Pours clear amber, nice foam. Aroma is strongly tropical, silky hop pillow that is supported by a pile of malts - and where youc an also find some mangos, peaches and mandarines. Sweet fruits come forward also in taste, first sip takes all those aromas through your throat, increasing this pleasant sensation. Clear and well-balanced, with a necessary hop-bite. Excellent example of a North American double IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2189) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear copper gold with a nice filmy off-white head. A piney resinous aroma. The taste is sharply bitter pine, some resin & a solid caramel body. Very nice double IPA not too complex but well balanced. 

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (622) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Nice sticky beer with resinous aroma ad good bitterness though not overwhelming. Nicely balanced beer. Surprisingly good balance while still keeping it interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks brah. pours unclear medium dark golden with a small white cap showing some retention and nice lacing sticking. juicy and sweet mangoes, perfumey strawberries, spicy melons, doughy maltiness - caramel mostly, sugary, weedy-danky, peppery and perfumey booziness. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily, thick and sugary for a relatively sweet citrusy-spicy-piney finish. nice but heavy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1900) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, fruits, caramel. Taste is of caramel, citrus, sugar, resin, pine. Palate: medium-full bodied. Too sweet? Questionnable balance. Overall: Pretty good but a tad too sweet. Nicely hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1409) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to wilco, thanks a lot Mike! Pours a dark golden with a small white head that offers good lacing. Nose is hoppy and fruity (tropical), also offers some alcohol but what do you expect from a 9% IIPA? Taste is pretty sweet, bitter, as balanced as it can be really. Flavors include caramel, pine needles and a bit of raw alcohol. Body was medium, carbonation too and mouthfeel a little sticky. Good, not great, maybe my expectations were too high? Anyway, I’m moving away more and more from heavy beers so take that into consideration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (647) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
Tapped at Barhop in Toronto/Canada. After the Amsterdam Brewhouse hoppy visit we went to this place. Overall a great IIPA! malty, sweet a bit, mild hoppy at 105 IBUs. Alcohol present but warming. A balanced IIPA, very very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Marmalade jam, toffee and tropical fruits on tje nose. Rich toffee malt body, though light enough as to not be a distraction. Big tropical fruit with some pine and citrus. Medium finish.

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