rederic (2559) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangeish-amber color, with a white head, flowery hops, piney note, and maybe a coniferous aroma folows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity, a peaches note, flowery hops, still piney, with a coniferous and resinous accent, leading towards an alcoholic hops biterness finish.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
orangey-citrusey taste. servern in a tulip glass. alcohol noticible. head disappears quickly.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Brewed February 2005, sampled July 2005] An unclear amber beer with a small orange head. The aroma is very hoppy and grassy combined with notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and alfa acids, but also some notes of wood. Nice for a five months old IIPA - I’d love to taste this fresh.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the anniversary party, bottle dated September 2004, so one year old.
Opaque, murky peach, with a few flecks of yeast deposits swirling about, topped with a patchy, off-white lace.
I wasn’t expecting much aroma-wise from an aged IPA, but the hops were definately present and pleasant, oily and resinous. An exquisite balance of dessicating alcohol, cloying malt and smooth but persistant hop astringency. Not overly hoppy, in fact nothing was out of place. Of all the aged bottles we had that night, it was the one that I had the lowest expectations, and it just might have been the best of the lot.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candied malt aroma, treacle, cloudy reddish orange, pours a very large white head. Flavour is kicked off with full malt, bold citrus hops, caramel and treacle follow. Very well balanced, wonderfully bitter, Lovely!
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. 1 year old. shiny orange-copper body with a small off-white head. piney hops in the aroma and light yeastiness and perhaps a little bit of orange. prickly hops and carbonation. very good balance for an imperial and it’s treachously easy to drink with alcohol and sweet malt marrying the body. very good.
GonZoBeeR (2692) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 years aged bottle....
Aroma:good grapefruit hops...
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 660 ml vieillie 1 an dégustée lors du 7e anniversaire du Dieu du Ciel. Arôme: Odeur d’houblons et d’agrumes. Apparence: Couleur ambrée orangée. Large col mousseux. Aucune bulle. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblons, d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût d’houblon. (Rating #283)
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber, neat, fine crown. Soft , smooth ale , strong but silky hop accent , woody malt and well refined alcohol . Judging on aroma alone Brewmaster done solid job maturing this ale . Medium bodied , medium /fine carbonation . Bitter hops are very well blended with smooth alcohol. Very approachable beer despite its potency.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well this one is an interesting rating in that I had it fresh on tap and then got lazy and set my notebook aside without entering the rating, then went back and had it bottled and rated it again. so then:
Draught: Copper body with a lasting head. Smooth hops - I am still a complete neophyte about identifying the specific hop but maybe Cascade? - it was fresh and outdoorsy with meadow and pine. Sweet malts are there too and a beautiful lingering finish. Rated this version.
Bottle: End of the bottle cloudiness but still a nice rich brown. Hoppy but subdued and musty and maltier than expected. Thin through finish and clearly past its prime. (7/4/7/3/13)