czar (5566) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at mondial de la bière 2015 - mtl. unclear medium dark golden with acreamy off-white cap, good retention and lacing. minty citrus, spicy caramel, sweet toasts, very floral - lavender perhaps; ginger shoots, perfumey sprucey gum, some roasted chilies (!), tingling booze, spices, clean yeast action. light carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit heavy; semi-sweet yet assertive grassy-spicy-piney finish. old-school-ish - almost unique floral and spicy offering.
mathieuc (2064) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Mondial 2015, again, not sure how long this bottle was kept open) Pours a medium copper with a medium offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of caramel, perfume, citrus and grass. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter and loaded with caramel. Both body and carbonation were medium and mouthfeel a little syrupy. Overall a different kind of DIPA, better than their Hopulence to me but still nothing special.
Lubiere (10998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light orange peel, grassy floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel malt with herbaceous hops, light mineral notes, grainy notes, OK. Bottle at Mondial 2015.
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle mondial 2015. Big well made citrus juicy dipa.very drinkable. Lace. No booze detected.
MaBeer1972 (1430) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Poured into a snifter glass. A medium copper colored brew with a frothy light tan head that settles to a medium lace. Earthy, bready, citrus and spice aromas and flavor. Interesting bitterness from the grapefruit peel. Muddled in the middle. Heavy body. Murky bitter finish.
AirForceHops (4352) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh 22 oz. bottle thanks to Rob B. Huge fluffy white head with strong head retention. Awesome aroma! Citrusy, resiny lightly earthy and somewhat dank. Juicy hops. Flavor is dank, green leafy hop flavors, big citrus with hints of pineapple juice, tropical fruits of mango and spicy. Oily / slick hop oil finish with a strong bread and caramel backbone. The bitterness lingers for a good while and shows the juicy fruity hops right after the sip. This is finely crafted DIPA and a joy to drink. Any hophead should be pleased with a fresh sample!
Reynolds314 (2799) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another winner from Wormtown. Hops are big and citrus forward with a fair amount of lemon and pine as the main characteristics. FInishes citrus/lemon forward with some doughy biscuity malts.
Ernesto987 (4548) - Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Matt, awesome beer, tons of fantastic citrus flavors. Lots of
And grass and herbal flavors. Bitter finish.
jkwood04 (4645) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous hops, some citrus and fruits from the fruits added, pale and light caramel malts, and hints of dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A cool beer.
bytemesis (4464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Bottle - thanks to Reynolds314! Pours cloudy orange with a medium puffy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is buttery with strong pine, floral and citrus notes. Flavor is the same, medium sweet buttery biscuit and light bitter pine and citrus. Full body and creamy oily mouthfeel. Nice enough effort, but not really standing out of the pack.