vondutch (5) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a huge fan of IIPA’s, but this one seems to be the exception! Nice deep & mellow flavours, finihsing all sweet & creamy! A whopping 9% abv! Not at all bitter IMO. Another win for CCB!
Cheers from Calgary!
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 Pours murky amber. Head is thick and beige with great lacing. Aroma is of grass pine orange and other exotic fruits I can?t put my finger on. Taste is BOOM! flavor explosion. Grass, pine orange and almost a tart malt sugariness. Sweet malty finish with plenty of FRESH hop bitterness that actually lasts and lasts. Damn that?s good.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a clear copper colour with a whit frothy head. Aroma was of pine, caramel, and citrus. Tasted of big juicy tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, and had a nice sweetness to it. Had a medium body with low carbonation, and was not overly bitter. I found this beer didn’t show its alcohol at all. This by far one of the best Imperial IPA’s i have had.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2014 Total Score: 4.7
This is one of those IPA’s that comes around once and a while and really stands out. Had an aroma of raisins, caramel, and grapefruit. It had a pretty complex taste with the caramel, and toffee like malt, but also big hop flavour of grapefruit and some sweet mango in there. It had tons of hop kick and punch with its bitterness all the way through, and then it finished so clean off the tongue. I enjoyed many a whole six packs of this brew, while living in BC.
BrewGoblin (592) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of those kingly quaffs that graces you ever so rarely. Clear copper with an off white crown, this king waltzes into the room permeating pine, floral hops and caramel malt. Like a big juicy, tropical, piney Werther’s ripe for the suckling. A superb balance of ingredients make this booze-hiding royal wayyyyyy to faboo to drink.
SardiniaMan (42) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An exceptional beer... Appearance is a clear copper and amber color with a half-inch of beige foam. A well-balanced IIPA with lots of complex tropical fruit and citrus notes held in check by a hefty ABV and strong malt backbone.
AncreSteam (13) - - APR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one has a more subtle hoppy aroma than the regular IPA. It is pleasant and fruity. The pour is a nice clear amber colour that produces a small head with mixed fine and large bubbles. Lots of lacing. Taste is of hops, citrus and caramel. I did notice the mango flavouring; nice. This beer has a substantial mouth feel for an IPA; very enjoyable. There is the usual slightly bitter aftertaste along with the hop and caramel notes.
I like a hopped up IPA and this is by far the best I’ve had yet!
thejk (15) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Poured a nice orange colour. The aroma was very hoppy and had a distinct smell of apples or herbs. The taste was extremely well balanced. This is easily one of my favourite beers and hope it becomes a little bit more widely available
MacDude (1) - - JAN 13, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A lovely, if a bit strong IPA. A lovely drink! Red Betty extra strong.
I am going to add more words now even though I don’t want to but RateBeer is forcing me to.
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Nose of sweet malt, tropical fruit and citrus hops. The taste profile of this IIPA pops with fresh intensity and complexity. Hops are up front, with tastes ranging from tropical fruit, kiwi, juicy citrus, resin and some earthiness. The malt is bready and sweet but substantial, with toffee notes. There is just a hint of sourness down there as well. The aftertaste maintains this complex mix, with the punchiest hops receding slightly to profile the malt, toffee and the softer tropical hops. One of the best. The juicy fruit is going to move you. And the malt is so soft it gets right to you.
fiulijn (16924) - 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.