slimspady (130) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into tulip. Dark, translucent red with big white head. Very carbonated.
Aroma is forgettable. Some hops but not much
Taste - mainly hops. Not overpowering though.
Mouthfeel - still hops. Getting more citrus on the finish
Overall - nice beer. Thought it would be heavier as a double IPA. Definitely a winner though.
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper ale with minimal head. Subtile aroma of hop and candy. Strong hop taste, but well balanced.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A reddish orange amber IPA with a thick moka head. In aroma, pleasant fragrant hops, floral and sweet, pink grapefruits, lightly muskey. In mouth, a smooth sweetish malt with light acidic points, grapefruit chunks, warming alcohol, pinhey hops, smooth and well balanced.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 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 an off-white head. Like the other Charlevoix Double IPAs, this has a very fruity nose, caramel and citrusy hops. Flavour of caramel, citrusy hops, and fruits (mango, peach, pineapple, grapefruit). Excellent.
changeup45 (1668) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Glouglouburp. Dark gold color and pours with a decent sized head. A thin film sits on top the whole way through. The aroma shows oranges and has a general sweet tropical fruit smell, with light herbal notes and plenty of caramel. The flavor is mostly in line with the aroma. Sweet tropical fruit; mango and oranges, caramel as well as some soft toffee malt. This has a hefty malt bill but the hops do a pretty good job of keeping up. The palate is oily, slightly doughy, with a good firm bitterness in the finish to counter the sweetness. Probably a fringe Double IPA but nonetheless solid stuff. Thanks Dany for the chance to try this one!
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty DIPA set via Presario. Alberta is getting ome good Quebec beers, strange how that works. The bitterenss is drinkable and enjoyable because of the Amarillo orange citrus flavour. More or less one dimensional, good nonetheless. A little ornage colour and significant white soapy head. Hop oils in the aroma.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is mild hops, caramel malt, light copper, wearing a small custard head. Flavour is good malt, some caramel and hops. Light bodied given the abv, pleasant mouthfeel. Nice offering, though it didn’t seem like an Imperial IPA.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful bitterness. Acidic taste, little feel of the alcohol. Nice DIPA but not the best in their DIPA Vache folle Series.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle; thanks Tom!! Side by side with the Amarillo version; clear light copper with cream white head; not as sweet to me as the Amarillo version; stale lemons and cat pee again with a much dried finish; lemons, apricot and stale malt; a generally like simcoe hops, so guess this one isn’t at its freshest
Parksy (122) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 500ml bottle. Very good IPA. The Simcoe hops have a very different flavor from the cascade hops I prefer. At first it wasn’t my favorite, but it slowly grew on me.