UXO (420) - CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention, moderate lacing. (5/5) Nose is bright and pithy citrus, mild caramel malt. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. (9/10) Light to medium body, moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
This has a strong similarity to DDC’s Disco Soleil, but less sweet and more restrained. More mature: grapefruit for breakfast, instead of sweet mandarins. A very well-behaved IPA with tons of flavour and character. The collaboration with The Alchemist is also apparent, and there are distinct similarities to Heady Topper. (18/20)
Vignale (2209) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Nya tröls. En relativt torr och stram IPA. Lite tropisk frukt men främst citrus och tallskott och en rejäl citrus/resinbeska. Kanske inte superfärsk så fruktigheten var lite dämpad men fortfarande riktigt bra.
Franckg (71) - - DEC 22, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Arômes de houblons bien fruité. Très exotique. En bouche, les saveurs puissantes nous offrent un mélange savoureux d’agrumes, tangerine, pin et un petit côté floral venant des houblons qui dans cette bière, se marient parfaitement. L’amertume est longue, amère et gouteuse.
ljthiessen (517) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Wow, this is a really nice IPA. Fairly bitter, medium bodied, some tropical fruit and citrus zest. Nice.
flying_pig (1010) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from Brewdog’s Online Shop (£3.25):
Amazing, that’s probably the best word to describe how much I enjoyed this beer from Dieu du Ciel and The Alchemist, it was everything I was hoping for given how well both of these breweries are usually rated online and Moralité definitely wasn’t anything other than an excellent beer and one that I’ll be hoping makes it back to the UK at some point in the future given it seems to be brewed on a rotating basis in North America. A truly great beer and one that is well worth looking out for, it’s been a while since I’ve tried a better IPA.
jaghana (4168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 341ml, a cloudy copper beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is on exotic fruits, apricot and resin. Aroma is on coconut, resin, quite bitter, medium sweet, finish is very bitter with long bitterness, stills grassy and resin notes.
Stoned99 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: Pines, tropical fruits, grapefruit. App: Clear copper, with small white head. Taste and Palate: light body, soft carbonation, medium dry bitter finish. Overall: So easy to drink, aroma is piney a lot but not too much. Really well balanced. An almost perfect IPA.
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy straw yellow, small white head. Nose is fruity, woody, floral, hoppy, some malty sweetness in the there somewhere. Flavor is fruit juice, malt, hoppy bitterness. Balances out nicely. Love the juiciness.
G$ (1) - - DEC 8, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Top Canadian IPA, and easily in the "best IPA" category. Enjoy it while it lasts.
northropfrye (2323) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Orange body foamy white head. Nice citrus aroma. Taste is well balanced and very flavourful. Excellent IPA.