BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Snifter(s) @ the brewpub, 9%] Pours a dark copper color with the usual dense, standard DDC head. Surprisingly mellow citrus aroma, with some yeast and subtle fruits. Flavors are citrusy C-hops all the way. Comparable to many American-style IIPAs, Chaman has a more earthy, complex hop profile, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent.
JHunter (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a slim head which sticks around. Aroma is fruity floral hops normal for western IPA. Flavour starts a little sweet caramel but is over taken by a big hop bitterness. Over all a bit off balanced by not bad.
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper colour with a large white head that slowly settles and sticks all up the glass. Medium body and medium carbonation. Aroma is tropical fruits, oranges, you don’t feel the alcohol. Bitter finish. Very light/easy to drink for and Imperial IPA. Nice.
maley1 (664) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, floral hops and orange. Taste of caramel, honey, toffee, orange peel, and a hop presence. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Very sweet which masks the bitter hop finish. Very enjoyable.
thb (662) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky deep amber with centimetre of head that lingers. Aroma suggests tropical fruit and citrus from the hops, with a stiff sweet malt backbone and some funky yeast action. Hop aroma is rather subdued for the style - this does hit the IIPA category on the malty side. Not to say there aren’t hops! There’s some pretty intense hop bitterness going on. There’s definitely a bready/yeasty character going on here too. Perhaps even some bubblegum on the long lingering finish. Bit of vegetables.
Sometimes I complain that a beer just doesn’t have enough interest. This one might have too much. I can’t figure it out.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ DDC
Cloudy orange poor, thick frothy beige head, good thick lacing...
Citrus, apricot, spruce, orange/lemon zest, caramel...
Extremely well balanced mouthfeel, creamy, zesty.
Very fruity (citrus) and hoppy overall, caramel, pepper.
Notes: Very good overall IIPA, impressive but i was maybe expecting a little to much for DDC
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour slight hazy golden orange beige head. Aroma citrus, orange rind, boozy, caramel, peach. Taste malty not bitter, orange rind, citrus, caramel, not the best. MF medium body mild carb. Not to good.
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 341 ml. Aroma: floral, fruits (peaches), citrus, malt, caramel, and hops. Taste is bitter, but well balanced with the sweetness. A little spicy on the aftertaste. Creamy texture, well bodied beer. A very good one!
Bouteille 341 ml. Arome: fleurs, fruits (pêches), agrumes, malt, caramel, houblon. Goût principalement amer, mais bien équilibré avec du sucré. Arrière-goût épicé. Texture crémeuse, ronde en bouche. Une excellente bière.
Whatup14 (600) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur orangée transclucide, mousse beige aérienne, légèrement huileuse. Arôme de houblon résineux, pamplemousse, malt, alcool. Goût de houblon résineux, caramel, alcool, longue amertume et sucre en fin de bouche. Carbonation faible, corps moyen. Un peu trop sucré pour moi.
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2005 RBSG - 660ml bottle shared with several others. I detect yeastly banana in the nose. Strange for an IIPA. Dry, sticky, sweet - mildly hoppy - unimpressive, run of the mill, maybe a little below average. This just doesn’t stand out as an Imperial India Pale Ale. Very cool that I had the chance to sample, however.