fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub, 9.5% ABV, as Imperial IPA
Red amber color; small creamy head. Very nice hoppy, fruity aroma; light bergamot and cedar. Good body strength; strong toffee and caramel flavor, mostly dry (luckily, there is not much residual sweetness); strong hopping, but well blended in this brew; resins, pine needles, a bit of fruitiness, and a rustic, sweaty touch too.
Excellent hop brew. Balance and power.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2007 Draught at the brewery: Bright amber. Woody, flowery, powdery hop nose. Sweet, soft sugars temper resiny hops, with hints of pine, melon, grapefruit, mandarin. Smooth but insistent bitterness washes over the palate. Very fresh hop character and an incredible sense of balance.
Cask at GCBF: Vibrant, hazy amber. Assertive chinooky, amarilloish aroma. Sweet and fruity character, with amarillo and pommelo and some sugary notes to balance it off. Nice brew with a good sense of balance. Ar 7 Ap 4 Fl 8 P 4 O 16 = 3.9
Sammy (8384) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 Pours orange body with sticky white head, and its Lacy. Smells great. This is a bit similar to the regular Red Racer with a lot more hops, fresh and very high and good bitterness from C-hops. A West Coast IPA but without a melange of hops just for bitterness. Malted down, but its spot on the style because of in-face bitterness.Above-average mouthfeel.
Growler from Brad.
Bottle for autism very good but nowhere as good as that growler, and more boozy (not the rating).
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-10-19. Lightly hazy dark amber body with a modest frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant muddled hops, sweet citrus and leafy green hops. Flavour had a relatively sweet base but fairly hoppy fruity overtones, citrus, sweet orange and lemon. Whispers of tea like hops. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Pretty nice, just a touch sweeter than my preference. Session 1, Cask Days 2013, Toronto
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, 2ish months old unfortunately but form the fridge. Pours a reddish amber wiht a ncie soapy head. Smells exactly like sculpin. Flavor is a bit different. Real juicy, not super sweet, not hugely bitter. Woudl have loved to try this fresher but at this point still an immense and great west coaster.
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GCBF 2010, on cask. Burnt orange, hazy. Huge juniper aroma. Enormously hoppy, stemmy, leafy, conifer aromas with earthy/woody elements. Crazy good stuff!
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: Bottle 650 ml @ Virginia Beach
Aroma sweet heavy malts , hoppy but not too bold. Aromas approach was more of American barley Wine. Some alcohol buzz in the end. Nice.
Top: lighter top with sparse lace.3-
Base: clear, deep amber.
Palate : full bodied. straight, average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet but not overly, caramel, some nutty hints. Citrus, crystal malts with hops on top. Harsher finish.
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Copper hued amber, thin to moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Super strong pine and pith on the nose.   Similar on the tongue, a bit out of balance.   Seems to be strong pine and pith, very mild sweetness.   A bit rough and green, certainly a bruiser of a beer.   Almost syrupy.   Pith and pine hoppiness, not too floral or citrusy, nor sweet in that sense.   Sweet pine maybe?   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Rough finish.   Meh...
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 650mL bottle as Central City Imperial IPA, at 9.5% ABV, pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of loads of grapefruit, tropical fruits (mangos especially), boatloads of citrus hops and generous caramel malt to back. Flavour is remarkably well-balanced, with no shortage of palate-barraging citrus hops, mangos, pineapples, and a big caramel malt backbone. Well-balanced and still very hoppy, despite high residual sweetness. This beer has progressed impressively over the years. From memory, the tap version of this used to be quite astringent and unbalanced. Recent tap versions of this are pretty much identical to this bottle I’m rating now. Very good.
Glouglouburp (5944) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A heavy caramelized citrusy IPA of high intensity, eh. Very good, eh
How: Bottle 22oz, eh. Consumed relatively fresh, approximately 2 months after the bottle version was released, first and only bottling at the moment, eh
The look: Clear amber-copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention, eh
In long: Nose is heavy on the citrusy fruits front with also a strong hops resin character, eh. Taste has a solid caramelized malts body, very sweet but not bothersome because it is rich creamy caramelized sweetness and doesn’t feel ‘sugary’, eh. This fine malt extraction almost steals the spotlight from the citrusy hops, eh. The hopping is intensely citrusy and also rather resinous, eh. Bitterness sensation is pretty high and it is also a bitterness with a sticky sensation, eh. This is a well balanced tasty IPA, very heavy on the malt front, almost feels like a toned down SN Bigfoot, eh. I usually prefer my Double IPAs a bit more ‘refreshing’ (à-la Hill Farmstead) but as far as heavy sipper-style IPAs are concerned, this is a very good offering, eh. And in order to honor this fine Canadian beer I decided to write this rating in our native Canadian language, he. I hope you can understand it, eh.