rodenbach99 (2800) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Bière du cuivrée translucide très attrayant. Le nez est agréable de houblon fruité La bouche est toute en douceur, le malt laisse la place à des houblons discrets mais agréable. Bière touts en finesse et douceur. J’aime le raffinement de cette double IPA.
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber to brown ale with a thin moka head. No c-hops here, although the aroma is nice, caramelly, again very fruity. In mouth, almost like an abbey dubbel, with toffee malt, herbal notes, nice sustained bitterness, but more English veering on Belgian. Rich and smooth, with nice alcohol warmth in finale. On tap at Les Brasseurs du Temps, May 14 2009.
Boutip (4281) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Poured a clear deep burgundy color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of dry fruit with some light sweet ester and some floral hops that are more subtle then expected. Taste is not as hoppy as expected with some great caramel malt with nice notes of dry fruits that are very reminiscent of an Abbey Dubbel. No alcohol was discernable with great carbonation. Very well done event though not close to what I was expecting.
presario (4417) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample and more. More copper than amber. Lasting head. Light fruit aroma. Sweet sugary flavour. Alcohol, dark fruit and hops.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Vices et Versa. Aroma is faint and soapy. Flavor is also extremely soapy, with a touch of strawberry fruit. There is just a strange plasticky component to the flavor that just doesn’t help the soap qualities already present. I drank this one colder (right after the pour) and warmer (after letting it sit for 15 minutes) and the result was the same. Unless this was just a bad tap, Charlevoix has missed on this one.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Like most Charlevoix Double IPAs to date, this one nourishes with its maple-like caramel sweetness, developing a body worthy of Barley Wines that easily supports the expressive peppery and earthy hop presence.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the hazy amber.
-Balance is reached even though this is quite intense on both sides of the scale.
-A light bubblegum presence is perceived in the aroma.
-The dextrins in the finish are able to make the potent bitterness seem restrained.
On tap at the Saint-Pub.