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

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RATINGS: 112   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


zombi69's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
zombi69 (12) - Ontario, - MAR 9, 2013
Finally got around to trying this much prized double IPA from Toronto's Bellwoods Brewery. The wait was certainly well worth it! Very tasty 9%ABV with piney hops and citrusy backend. Well balance with almost perfection! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sammyboyy (50) - 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 (278) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (693) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Ambré. Beau collet. Bonne amertume. Résine. Agrume. Citron. Pamplemousse. Ne fait pas son pourcentage. Très sèche et désaltérante. Excellente.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (200) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bien sucré et houblonné. Traces de pin. Une bonne DIPA mais qui reste dans un crédo assez standard

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oakbluff (424) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
On draft at brewpub. Cloudy tangerine with small white head. Nose is subtle. Sweet tropical fruit. Taste not overly assertive on bitterness. For dipa reasonably balanced with each component playing it’s role. Pithy grapefruit and pine. Cookie dough malt. Dry finish not overly hot.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (353) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with a large white foamy head. Aromas are tropical fruit and a bit of pine. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, and some roasty malts in the background. Sharp bite on the tongue, oily texture, and a long astringent finish. Nice IPA but with one hell of bitter punch in the face. Would love to try a toned down version of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Hazy orange body with a medium sized white head and soapy lacing. Mango, pine, grapefruit, a touch of sweet crackery malts and a light bite of booze. Medium bodied with moderate to gentle carbonation, assertive bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (852) - - NOV 9, 2014
Nice citrus/pine hop bouquet with a good caramalt balance, grapefruit, tropical fruit, bittersweet finish. Great crisp, a very smooth IIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (530) - CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of medium-dense off-white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, heavy chunky lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy citrus and pine, caramel malt, mango and pineapple. (9/10) Taste is mild sweet and sharply bitter. (9/10) Medium body, low carbonation, lingering intensely bitter finish. (4/5) Boy oh boy I’m liking the Bellwoods IPA’s. This is the Boogie Monster on steroids - heavier body, more intense hoppiness, and a higher ABV, but possibly a bit more polished. Intensely bitter and hoppy, but not harsh. Really quite excellent, if only slightly better than Boogie Monster and Roman Candle. (17/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2577) - 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!


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