robinvboyer (2760) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My personal highlight beer of the 2012 mondiale.
On tap at the Benelux booth, i went back 4 times!
Hazy orange pour, medium white head. Wow, i couldn’t get my nose out of my glass. Massive amounts of fresh, green, sticky, hop leaves. Loads of c-hops. Citrus all over the place, like fresh squeezed hop juice. Medium body, and carb. Massive hop finish, juicy, and not too bitter. The bitterness was curbed, and not over powering. A hop heads dream.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My Bottom Line :
Multifarious tropical fruit float atop this easygoing IPA, leading to a restrained resinous bitterness and much merriment.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sheet of foam tops the misty blond.
-Nelson Sauvin and Citra provide a bountiful aroma, yet the bitterness is far less brash than most IPAs brewed with these cultivars.
-The bitterness feels surprisingly low in this one (it’s not in theory though), which increases drinkability tenfold. Great work there as well.
-Malts are perhaps accessory (all pils?) but do provide a smooth, lean drinking experience.
-There are no harsh edges anywhere to be found. Just an all around super IPA for the thirsty who don’t want to get these taste buds shot with only one pint.
On tap at the brewpub and at the Mondial.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 on tap at brewpub. one of my highlights from mondial period. hazy bright golden orange with a very nice white head, retention and lacing. citrus, but mainly grapefruit explosion. very clean yeast action, lightly sweet - very hint of caramel, short to medium long finish, medium body - oily, average to moderate carbonation. excellent!
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer #7 at the Mondial de la Bière 2012 (June 8), tap. Golden blond, little head. Well hopped aroma of citrus, slightly dry. The taste is similar, but better, with hints of herbs and spice, good bitterness. A beautiful collaboration between two solitudes!
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4457-20120607] Tap. Bubblegum-like orange citrus hops aroma with a little woody stems. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lattice lacing. Orange juicy woody hops flavour has a big bold base with lingering citrus pine notes. Medium-full body. Delicious, a great bitter. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: A grapefruity-fruit IPA, refreshing, sharply bitter and relatively dry. Excellent
How: Gravity cask at brewpub
The look: Cloudy blond body topped by a small white head
In long: No description per say this time around. This collaboration IPA between Benelux and Hosue Ales is awfully similar to Benelux’s own Sabotage IPA, actually it is like a Sabotage with a lighter body, a little less grapefruity. But overall same character. I slightly prefer Sabotage although on this particular night of IPA blind tasting I preferred Voluxious of Sabotage, but it wasn’t a fresh batch of Sabotage. There were a lot of good beers at this IPA cask event at Benelux, and when there is so many good beers at the same place I turn into some kind of animal… a koala to be more precise, basically I stay there for hours and don’t move very much.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a beautiful piney and citrusy hops, pungent and intense, catnip, great. In mouth, a beautiful IPA with grapefruits, piney and catty hops, smooth and balanced. On tap at Mondiale 2012, June 8 2012.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Mondial. hazy amber and a big, bright aroma. The pithy, citrusy bitterness is bright, clean, refreshing and appetizing. That’s good IPA. This was loosely based on 2 Hop from Volo.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 7. Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size frothy off-white head. Nice arroma of Citra hops, citrusy and fruity. Lovely flavour, fruity, hoppy, citrusy, with caramel malt way in the back. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 2013-09-28. Very hazy dark orange body with a small head that fades. Aroma of herbaceous green hops with fruity undertones. Flavour starts quite fruity, lovely sweet citrus character. But of an herbaceous quality to the hops grows later and I don’t love that. Average plus to medium bodied palate, low carbonation. 7/4/7/3/14 3.5+On tap at Volo 25th Anniversary Party
2012-06-07. Lightly hazy golden orange body witha nice beige head and lace. 3+ Pleasant aroma, nice hoppy resiny melange, mild caramel and malt touches. Someone else’s sample had a much stronger citrus character in the aroma. 7+ Similar flavour, resiny hops, good amount of bitterness, light leafy accents. 7+ Average plus to medium bodied palate. 3+ Solid serviceable IPA, bit simple overall. (Preferred the draft to the cask sample later in the week at Benelux) 8/3/7/3/16 3.7 On tap at Mondial, 4T, Montreal