Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange amber IPA with a thick lacing off white head. In aroma, pinhey hops with loads of berry notes, light caramel malt, nice. In mouth, a smooth DIPA with fruity and grapefruity esters, a bit of a thin body, but overall quite nice.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper body with an off white head. Nice fruit toned body from the hops. Citrus, light honeydew notes. A modest caramel malt bill maybe not the freshest when served. Still probably one of the best DIPAs i’ve had from the North.
patricks110 (2409) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Written review from March 2010 which I forgot to upload. I really enjoyed this beer. Amarillo and Cascade are my two favourite hop varieties, so this beer was a favourite of mine. Frothy white pour with a bright golden orange body. The aroma is mildly sweet hops with a hint of high alcohol but pretty mild overall. The taste however is home to a multitude of subtle nuances. Firstly, the hops impart a pretty intense bitterness (guessing 65 IBUS) with a bit of spicy yeastiness and tons of floral notes. Very enjoyable beer which I will try over and over again.
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle sent from Glouglouburp, pours a cloudy golden orange with a white head. Very fruity nose with peach, orange, mango and citrus, with hops of course. Flavour is what you’d expect - a mix of the above-mentioned fruits, quite a sweet caramel character and citrusy hops. Slightly spicy finish. Great IIPA.
DuffMan (9500) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. The third in a IIPA taste-off. Hazy/cloudy golden colour, fluffy white head with excellent retention. Sweet toffee, light conifer, light spice aroma. Flavour profile is sweet, as I’ve experienced with all of Charlevoix’s brews in this excellent series, with sticky toffee malts and orange spice-kissed hops. Not big on bitterness, but certainly big on flavour.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thank you Colin and Kendra! Pretty foamy pour, big frothy white head over a dark yellow body. Aroma is fairly mild, but there is a good dose of alcohol and spicy hops in there. Taste is solid - great up front bitterness, lots of malt to follow it up, although it never feels heavy or malt first, and a nice citrusy sweet hop linger finish. Juicy! A really solid double IPA, exactly what I would expect from these guys. Thanks for the bottle again C & K, a very nice treat!
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle BCTC 2010, courtesy of gougleburp. one of the best CDN IPA’s ive had. medium orange amber pour. Solid amarillo hop flavor. malts tend to overwhelm bitterness just a tad. Nice DIPA
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Volo Launch Party.
Big aroma of citrus, some delightful malt as well, amber, pours a small custard head. Flavour bursts with orange/pine, lovely malt backing. Medium bodied, very nicely balanced, great bitterness. Terrific!
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’orange avec une pointe d’houblons résineux. Apparence: La couleur est orangée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons avec une pointe fruitée et sucrée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sucré. (Rating #3112)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Boutip - thanks, Phil! Second beer from this brewery, and it’s another winner. Even with a few months on it, this IPA is fresh and delicious. Bright luminous orange pour, with a frothy two-finger head. Wonderfully aromatic nose, sweet and floral in a reminder of why this hops is so delish. Mild bready notes in there testify to some fading but, given how pungent the nose and how sticky and lingeringly bitter the taste is, I can only imagine how tasty it would be fresh. So, slightly too sweet in moments and a bit more bready than is ideal, but overall a really fine DIPA.