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Beyond the Pale Imperial Super Guy

Beyond the Pale Imperial Super Guy
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Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Ottawa, Canada
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ISG is the granddaddy of our Rye Guy IPA. More grain! More hops! The result is an incredibly flavourful, yet balanced Imperial IPA. There is a big malt flavour up front which presents in the form of rich caramel and serves to balance the high bitterness of a beer weighing in at 90 IBUs. The result is a nice, lingering, spicy taste on the tongue. And at 9.1% ABV, this is definitely going to make you super!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Growler from the brewery, courtesy of Cat & Shaun, served in a stem glass. Pours clear amber with a large beige head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of lace. The nose has huge notes of caramel, citrus, dried fruit and candy, with subtle pine and flowers. The flavour is mildly sweet up front, with loads of caramel. As it lingers on the palate, it acquires a slight spiciness and a balancing piney hip bitterness which grows toward the finish which is long and dry with a medium bitterness and a note of orange peel. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a very nice imperial IPA with a nice balance. 2014-12-26

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2423) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
32oz. growler from the brewery in Ottawa, Ontario. Orange-amber in colour with a thin lasting white head, light lacing. The aroma is of floral hops, some caramel malt sweetness, bready. The flavour is lightly sweet, some rye bread, citrus hops. Chewy mouthfeel. Finishes long, lots of hops, some warmth. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[5912-20131010] Small growler. Mild grassy poop aroma has a light fruit note. Hazy, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Medium-full body. Bitter and tasty, not as boozy as I thought it should be with that ABV. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs, mds)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2014
Cask with grapefruit zest at the Ottawa Beerfest as Imperial Zesty Guy. A milky looking orange-copper cask color. The nose is citrus, grapefruit and light pine IPA goodness. Big grapefruit zest, solid malt backbone,  citrus & pine in a silky smooth velvety cask body. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steevesjohn (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
ISG’s got a great look to it. Golden clear with a little head. Smell is crisp - hoppy and piney with a touch of rye. Taste is very similar to the nose, crisp and hoppy with a little sweetness to take some of the edge off. Carbonation is a little low but probably by design. Overall, it’s a little hoppy to my taste to have multiple of these in a sitting, but it’s a great crisp beer for 1-2 for a 1-2 beer session, or to mix up a longer session.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmelieS (3) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
A lovely, flavourful IPA. Initial taste is rye with grapefruit hops and caramel, which counterbalances the beer’s bitterness. The hops become more astringent deeper into the taste and mouth feel is smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Hop bomb, with a rye edge. 90 IBU decent drinkability. Lacy. Hoppiest beer for miles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopsandBolts (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown clear Aroma: Barley, malt Taste: Barley, malt, hint of hops Palette: The beer had moderate carbonation and seemed very thick on the palette. Overall: Tasted this beer at the May 24, 2014 Beer Market event in Ottawa. For an Imperial IPA I was surprised at the lack of hop notes and that the barley and malt were the main smells and flavours with this one. Overall, this was a good IPA but not one I would want to drink often.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (271) - - MAY 24, 2014
A hazy orange pour. Thick white head that leaves significant lacing. Aromas of citrus fruits especially grapefruit. Some pine. Tastes of orange peel with a hint of caramel. Very bitter. Very dry mouth feel. Very good but I’ve had better IIPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
A hazed golden DIPA with a thin white head. In aroma, biscuit malt with grassy piney floral hops, citrus pulp, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity biscuit malt with tropical fruits, piney hops, light alcohol, nice. On tap at BTP/Stock Pot tap take over, April 2014.


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