cfrancis (1766) - Ottawa, Ontario, - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma is big citrus hop and orange peel. Taste is a great balance of orange peel citrus and intense bitterness from the citrus hops. This needs to be a regular brew. Great beer and so happy that it came from an Ontario brewery. More, more, more!!!
gilvanblight (678) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy orange golden pour. Clingy head. Grassy sweet hoppy scent. Yep tastes like a good IPA. has that really overpowering hops taste. This one doesnít leave you feeling dry at the end though. Not bad for a beer in a style I donít really like.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 mL bottle served in a stem glass at a tasting at Danís. Pours clear golden with a small, off-white head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a minimal amount of lace. On the nose, there are notes of resinous hops and spice, along with biscuity malts and a touch of earth. The flavour is medium dry with biscuity malts and fairly intense bitter hops. The finish is long and intensely bitter. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent double IPA, but it felt like it was missing something. The hops are a little too dominant and too resinous; it might improve with just a little more assertiveness from the malts. 2012-08-11
AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - NOV 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. On cask. Pours slightly cloudy orange with a nice foamy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine and floral bitters; some alcohol as well. Flavour is very bitter; noticeable citrus, tangerines and resin, with a sweet malt backbone. Nice cask mouthfeel, slightly astringent, strong alcohol, but quite balanced.
Crockett (960) - Steelback County, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber Gold with a Little fluffy white head. Nose of pine, citrus, and peach. Opens up sweet and with resiny hops. Tea, toasted bready malts, good balance. Finish is clean. Very solid IIPA.
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cíest What, Toronto
Hazy red-amber color; small head. Nice aroma of caramel and hops, a bit sweaty. Good toffee flavor; the mouthfeel is lean, no crystal; strong bitterness, providing nice orangey resins, and a tea final. Long end.
Very good, powerful but easy to drink.
dreamflower (343) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wasnít expecting to like this bitter beer, but itís refreshing and very enjoyable. Grapefruit.
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Mike for this! Dark amber/iced tea colour with creamy white head. Aroma is sweet maple syrup, pine, vanilla and grapefruit. Taste is initially sweet and malty with a nice bitter finish. A great beverage. One of Canadaís best.
HeistAlmighty (816) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle, XI on the label. Not much head but it was thick, sticky and dense. Orange amber hazy colour. Strong, fresh grapefruit hops aroma and some caramel malt, hints of pine and biscuit. Intense hops in the favour, pine and lots of earth on the finish. Overall, a rather complex DIPA. Excellent stuff.
stuckinprague (43) - - JUL 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden/orange with a head that lingers well into the beer. Aroma is spicy and piney with a hint of citrus. Taste is a initial split second bite of hops, followed by a rich malty sweetness which tails off into a medium to heavy bitterness with a hint of alcohol. The taste has a great evolution in the mouth and gives a fair amount of unami. Medium to full bodied beer with a creamy palate. 10 bitter years is a rich and satisfying beer which I thoroughly enjoyed. Bought the beer right at the brewery, with a extra six pack to cellar for a few months. Get em before there gone!
Oakes (10936) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUL 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Doug! Hazy orangey-amber. The aroma is a chewy, oxidized hop. I think as an XI this is from 2011, so itís been aged a bit. The palate is actually a bit light and soft, though with some chewy crystal and oxidized hop character. Thereís a touch of alcohol in the finish. Fits the style.