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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1570) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle shared by bert at stateline. Light golden color, big fosty white head. Aroma of hops. Taste was a light hop flavor but I am not a fan of the saaz hops. Grassy and dry. Minty? Texture was a little thin. Not bad or good, making it an average beer. Thanks for sharing bert!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Cloudy golden color with a sopay white head. Aroma of grapefruit, yeast, pepper. On the palate a mix of sweet sour-fruit and yeast. nice carbonation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
Golden-orange in colour with a large very long lasting creamy white coloured head, excellent lacing. The aroma is yeasty, lots of citrus - oranges and grapefruits, pine and grass, floral and lots of hops. The flavour is of citrus hops, yeast, very smooth and creamy, pepper and other spices. Citrusy mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long with some light alcohol, very filling.

Wow, this one sort of came out of nowhere. Along with thier Hibernus, these are some of the best beers coming out of Quebec. This makes drinking beer fun again. I can’t wait to stock up on this when it comes out again.

750ml bottle from the Marché Jovi in Gatineau, Quebec.
Opened on May 11, 2008.
Vintage 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Thanks to Dickinsonbeer for sharing this one. Lightly hazy orange in color with a big, fluffy off white head. Aroma is a alot of amarillo and simcoe hops, with some yeasty phenolics and esters. Some slight malt perceivable. Taste is nice and dry, with amarillo and simcoe, alot of citrus, mango, and somewhat catty. Dry malt profile with just some honey like sweetness. A good deal of yeasty phenolics and esters. A really good hopped up, comparable to Houblon Chouffe or CL Xtra Gold. Thanks Paul!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2008
750ml from Glouglouburp - thanks, Dany! As a big fan of Houbolon Chouffe and Urthel Hop-It, let’s just say I was well prepared to love this beer. And it didn’t disappoint in the slightest. An absolutely massive pour, a rush of golden brew and carbonation with an abundant, sticky head that settles into a pleasant series of rocky formations. Nose is very dry, obviously well hopped but with some powerful yeast and pepper notes, which complements the dryness of the beer. The flavor is multi-dimensional, though, with some very mild citric flavors emerging as the beer warms a bit. Malts in there for balance and a touch of sweetness, but nothing too leaden or overpowering. Basically a superlative rendition of the IIPA/Belgian hybrid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle- Deep golden pour unleashes a beautiful frothy white cap, leaving plenty of lace. Spicy, fruity nose hints at rose petal and fresh hops, with lots of citrus and a blast of cotton candy. Smells good. I don’t really like the sweetness here, but the flavour profile is still pretty good. Sweet mango and apple with yeasty flavours lead to spices and candied malts. The hops don’t come through in the flavour the way they were calling at me in the aroma. Pretty good beer to be sure. A bit over-hyped though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 Bottle picked up in Spring in Trois Riviers, glad I didn’t miss it. Smooth drinking yeasty ale, not complex but certainly smooth wth a good mouthfeel. Some candi. Foamy head. Pleasant aroma. This is the higher rated, but the Humulusis clearly better(lateral tasting at Volo).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Pours bright yellow with plenty of snowy white head. The aroma is light, but there is a certain pine and citrus hop aroma with some dusty yeast and alcohol vapors. Really good hop flavors with citrus leading to a piny finish. Light body with highly active carbonation and a super dry finish. Really a darn good beer. I would love to secure another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Sample at J Gumbos Aug 2008 Indy tasting - Aroma of sweet yeast, subtle orange and bready with white wine splashed on top. Flavor is a tad soapy, green apples, white wine, sweet yeast and a touch of citrus. Didn’t get much hops. Palate is clean. Pretty tasty, maybe would benefit from not being mixed with all the others in the tasting and the small sample size.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2008
2007 750mL Bottle thanks to Dany! Aroma comes quickly with orange peel, marshmallow malt, and a bit of Turkish spicing. Pours a brilliany syrupy gold, with a huge pillow of slowly subsiding opalescent cloud-matter. Flavor is rich, but not particularly complex. There’s a good run of rather phenolic yeast character and alcohol, that plays towards orange, citrus, and reduced candi sugar. It’s clean and bright, a nice malt flavor. The hops come in as brisk, grassy dryness that plays off the malt and well-subdued alcohols. This is good, but I’m not sure it’s really a Top 100 beer. Clean, bright, refreshing with well-concealed alcohol, but the hops were the disappointing for me. I wanted more bristling bitterness and flavor. It seems like their character had subsided plenty. Still, a very solid, balanced BSA.

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