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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - FEB 19, 2013
Caramel malt, grapefruit and catty hop aroma. Malt actually comes through in the aroma more than the hops although this was bottled Jan 30. Dark caramel/copper color with quickly dissipating white head. Slightly hazy.Taste is sweet with herbal/spicy hops upfront, a bit of pineyness and alcohol in the middle and a long hop bitter finish. Not overly bitter for a DIPA. Quite full bodied, but only mildly carbonated. Very well balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of overripe orange, lime chutney and cookies. Flavour of pine, nectarine, grapefruit peel and fresh, peppery hops. Medium to full body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Aggressively hopped but very easy to drink for the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (506) - - JUN 3, 2016
Picked up a bottle at the brewpub. Pours a huge frothy off-white head and has a golden amber appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas are mostly of floral hops variety, quite fruity and citrusy as well, pine and grassy notes. Flavours are very fruity, citrus notes abound, some floral hops as well. Quite a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Great retention. Lively carbonation. Easy to drink and 9% abv is not too noticeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (594) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from The Loose Moose. Lots of tropical fruit (notably mango) and sweet caramel malt on the nose, with faint citrus and icing sugar . Pleasantly sweet malt, light spice, with a balanced dose of bitterness and booze. Understated, but incredibly smooth and well-balanced. This stuff is top shelf, but I agree with my buddy Freaky_Tiki about Robohop being the best Ontario IIPA. Still, this is up there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (564) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Pours clear golden with a thick white head fading quickly. Aromas consists of peaches, mangos and coniferous qualities. Medium to full bodied, sweet mango, a bit thick on the palate, bitterness that supports the mouthfeel adequately, fruity/coniferous finish. good 2IPA

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (957) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copper, fluffy white head lots of lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malt, and lots of juicy tropical hop. Tastes sweet, Murat caramel, and fruity, quite bitter initially but it subsides. I’ve had this so many times including the initial offering in the stubby bottle, I can’t believe I’ve never rated it. It’s awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1169) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
Blonde et troublée (comme bien des blondes...) surmontée d’un collet de de hauteur moyenne et de faible densité. La mousse, au bout de quelques secondes, n’est réduite qu’à un mince anneau blanc sans laisser de traces de son passage sur le verre. Arômes d’ananas, de mangue, de fruit de la passion et d’alcool aussi. Malts riches et gras en trame de fond, la bière s’annonce pesante. Beaucoup de corps en bouche; trop peut-être. Sans doute que c’est à quoi il faut s’attendre d’une bière à 9%, mais un sucre pesant me rend difficile l’expérience buccale qui au niveau des saveurs est cependant très convaicante. Finale marquée par une amertume boostée aux stéroïdes. Une très bonne impériale IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (10906) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. This is a decent IIPA, big cirtus notes, some pine, big malt body, had at the source.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hidden_Pooch (508) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
What great artwork and names Bellwoods come up with. Witch Shark hits you in the face with massive pine and mango smells and you go in for the tastes and you get those same dominating flavours. This Double IPA was went too smooth and had very low bitterness. It was a great experience with a double IPA as some are to bitter to want to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, courtoisie de Johnsense, dégustée le 7/15/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Houblon fruité (agrumes, moyen de fruits tropicaux), moyennement résineux et citrique et légèrement herbeux, notes de caramel.
Goût : Entrée de bouche : Plutôt amère de houblon résineux, fruité (agrumes, léger fruits tropicaux), légèrement citrique et aux notes herbeuses, présent toute la gorgée. Un support malté de caramel est présent avec des notes épicées.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse aux notes résineuses. Finale : longue et un peu sèche, composée d’une amertume de houblon fruité, résineux et légèrement citrique.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tranquillity (1743) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2016
Quite the surprise! The aroma is strong with wood and pineapple. The taste is wonderfully alcoholic and fruity.


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