Hidden_Pooch (261) - 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.
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
fiulijn (14290) - 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 (12167) - 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
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from brewery. Pours bright amber orange with a thick soapy head leaving a good amount of lace on the glass. Huge orange, grapefruit hop aromas. An Amarillo bomb. The freshness of the hops in this beer are outstanding again orange, grapefruit, big bitter component. Quite a malt presence in this as well but it’s sweetness goes well with the citric hops and also gives the beer quite a full mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable, I must have killed half the growler in one sitting. A great rendition of the I2PA.
DuffMan (6438) - 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!
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft aroma of caramel, pine, alcohol, and birthday cake. Really nice. Very attractive orange amber with a lacy burned butter head. Big mouthfeel. Very round with chewy malts. The sweetness is sticky but not distracting due to all those IBUs. Lots of butter. Very smooth. Blind tasting shows a lot of English malts and roundness. This was a wonderful surprise. Not a hop bomb. Great bottle of beer. Totally worth the cost.
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber pour. This is a big, NW style DIPA with a great big malt backing. Alcohol is well hidden with the hops on the fore front. Great.
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber with a thin but frothy white head. Hoppy aroma, notes of citrus. Taste is quite hoppy, notes of citrus, but warms to a toffee like maltiness. Warming mouthfeel. The citrus intensifies as it warms. Finish: grassy with a slight mild malt sweetness. This is a most excellent beer, one of the best examples of an IIPA, absolutely beautiful.
guil0000 (245) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a little hazy beautiful red orange color with a long lasting small white head. Nose of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, with some hops. Taste is some sweet malts with a complex citrus mix. Not an over the top hoppy finish. Very well balanced and it masks the alcool very well. Good body. Excellent IPA.