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Beyond the Pale Imperial Super Guy
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Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Specialty Grain
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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!


Quevillon's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2508) - Boisbriand, Quebec, - JUN 4, 2013
650 ml bottle from the brewery, purchased on March 1, 2013. Honey amber, no head. Hoppy aroma of black tea, a little raw sugar. Citrus hoppy taste, a little sour, good bitterness. That some super guy!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - 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 (8660) - 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 (73) - 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 (175) - - 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 (9999) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose has a lot of bright citrusy character. Lemon and grapefruit and some heavy pine. Really rich and slightly peppery. Just a tasty IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8443) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
Labeled growler thanks to Chad. Pours dirty orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of rye, citrus, caramel malt, earthy pine, spicy yeast, orange peel and toasted bread. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SteveLikesBeer (50) - - APR 4, 2014
It had a nice, foamy head on top of its amber base. The aroma wasn’t as hop-forward as I was expecting. There were hints of pine and citrus along with a decent maltiness. It was crisp but slightly heavy. The high alcohol content wasn’t overpowering and it was smooth on the palate.


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