DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Only. Foggy orange color looks unfiltered. Smells pretty good, lots of flowery and citrus hops going on. These hops play into the taste, which is surprisingly rounded and fruity but not sticky. Finish builds a notable bitterness. Very easy drinking and not a ’stunt beer’ kind of DIPA. Liking this and will re-visit.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 on tap at brewpub. hazy copper with a nice beige head, little retention and lacing. nose is loads of caramel with medium to heavy citrusy-resinous hopping. taste is about the same, malt-depth, american hops, light strawberry hops, floral and citrusy, some roastiness, light smoke. medium body, average carbonation, long bittering grapefruit finish. not really my type, but objectively very good.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with spicy grassy hints. Sweetish maty hoppy bitter grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grassy finish.
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a slightly hazy medium amber beer with a big fluffy light tan head that is really messy. Smooth sweetness with caramel, nectarine, soft orange, woody notes, alcohol, very light pine and a bit of floral aromas as well. The taste is not that great - hard bitterness, dry caramel, alcohol breath, wood and hints of veggies I think without being a spoiled beer - not that crappy taste. More hard bitterness with background fruit. This is not a sweet beer what so ever. This is a powerful beer. lemony orange, and harsh. Not a great beer. It’s too dry and too hot and doesn’t have enough fruit. This is the third bottle I’ve had over the last 3 months or so and none have impressed. Hard bitter finish with a hint of fruit that vanishes quickly. Very disappointing from DDC for me. Sponge Bob just had a bunch of chum served to him out of a tube and now he’s having a slobbered on Chum-bob. This is how I will remember this unworthy beverage.
punkska101 (893) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.08.19 341 bottle from dep grand duc. A: Floral and citrusy, caramel App: deep copper color lasting white head. T/P: body is full with a moderate bitter finish. Pleasant creamy texture O: Nice dont’t get any warming from alcohol a bit too balanced for my taste it’s the first bottled batch and I’m willing to try next one to see the improvement there. A fine sip still.
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a bright coppery orange with a finger to two fingers of yellowish pillowy head. The aroma is sweet and honeyed with light caramel and toast with a medium resinous hop. Notes of grapefruit, light pine, lemon rind, slight tropical fruits. The middle is sweet and fruity with light caramel malts and sweet honey and grapefruit. The finish is hoppy, but well balanced with a mild resinous hop. Overall, complex and well balanced, but not too hoppy.
sseb69 (1490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 8.5%. Couleur ambrée assez foncé. Arôme de houblon et malt caramel. En bouche, houblon frais, malt. Finale amère. Excellente.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle purchased on 06/18/2011 from Trackside Liqour in Medicine Hat, AB. Colour: Caramel colour, with minimal head. Nose: Hoppy but between waves of sweet fruit (raspberry and cantaloupe). Some red liqourice and candied cherry. A sweet lover’s delight. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Quite sweet....again lots of fruit and some bubble gum. Bitter nut late. Might be a bit over the top.
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 mL bottle. Translucent copper-orange with a small but sticky beige head. The appealing aroma has lots of citrus from the hops, but also a strong note of caramel from the malt - leaning toward an ASA. The flavour is great, with strong bitterness from start to finish, some of which seems to come from the alcohol. There is citrus, but also sweet peach. The cara-malts are well represented. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish, but it works. Great body.
JoeZasada (288) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a slightly greenish head. Aroma: hops, notes of grass and spruce. Taste: malty, slightly sweet, notes of caramel. Some hop bitterness, some citrus notes. Finishes with a sweet maltiness, slight grassy hop tones. Pretty good, could use a bit more hop flavour though for an IIPA.