Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a deep amber with strong orange influence. Very nice sustained head with good retention. Floral hops and minor citrus in the nose. Complex light fruits / citrus in the taste with a fair amount of bitter. Very dry and somewhat boozy finish. An odd, but enjoyable version.
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap and brewpub. Orange/amber with small off white head. A lot of grapefruit in the aroma with some sweet and earthy malt undertones. Very complex hop flavor. lots of citrus with the addition of floral hops. Some sweetness in the flavour but it does not linger. dry finish. underated.
JulienHuxley (3263) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ DDC. Wow this is pretty powerful, minty, peppery aroma that carries great hop esters to the nose. Taste is very fresh, minty, piney with a medium bitter finish and some alcohol presence. Very nice.
garthicus (2693) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Ruby red with a solid small white head. Aroma: Nice hoppiness, malt, pineapple, grass with a good perfume property to it. Flavour: Hops. caramel, zingy pineapple and a coriander finish. Nice.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel during Mondial 2009 - day 1. Hazy ruby-amber pour with an average creamy off-white head, nice lace remnants. Aroma of oranges, wildflowers, quite pungent and spicy, middling alcohol, all backed with caramel malt. The taste seemed more like a dubbel - pungent spiciness, with orange zest and alcohol; a little sweet. Slick, somewhat astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and the alcohol asserts itself by the bottom of the glass - nice and citrusy, but not a normal DiPA at all.
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, QC. Pours a deep amber-orange with a small diminishing creamy off-white head. Mild aroma, so mild it’s hard to decipher what’s there, there’s hops, citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol for sure. Nice flavour of slightly resiny hops -- refreshing. Medium bodied. Very good.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich orange colour. Large sticky white head. Aroma is loaded with sweet orange peel and a bit of light fruitiness as well. Orange peel, mango and papaya as well as a tropical deliciousness. Very fresh hoppy character with a bit of light pine on the back. It’s not all that resinous or astringent but it is very, very hoppy. Loads of rich tropical fruit and a soft lingering bitterness. A delicious IIPA.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with modest off white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus: lemon and grapefruit take power with clove and coriander taking up the spicy notes. Caramel malt is also evident. Lots of floral and resinous hop flavors finishing fruity, but with a high alpha acid content. Palate is medium to full with medium carbonation and a dry finish.
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at DDC. Dark orange, small white head. Aroma of strong alchol and some hops. Taste again is very strong, good mix of malt and hops, but there is a bit of homebrew twang in there to be honest. Good, but was expecting more.
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. A very good bitterness, a double pale. Well malted, just in case. Nice citrus flavour comes through just fine, there is a good mouthfeel. Foamy mouthfeel, carbonation and temperature just right.