scantron (63) - Ontario, - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 6, 2012; 6.5% abv, 341 mL bottle, lager glass
Aromas of citrus and pine hops are dominant. Formed head was a bit too pillowy to get a good scent. Pours a hazy honey head that is thick and frothy. Though it takes away from the aroma, this is a piece of art. Interesting malty notes - sweet and banana - like banana bread. A bit of sweet raisin in there as well. Surprisingly absent are the typical hop flavours. However, there is a resin finish that reminds me of the style. A bit thin, runny almost compared with the head. Nice light carbonation. Interesting take; very malt forward taste. This is a great beer with great character.
Grzesiek79 (3148) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Swietne dekadenckie piwo. IPA ale po amerykansku, a raczej po Kanadyjsku:) Piana niewielka pecherzykowa, kolor cos jak amber ale dosc ciemny. Zapach intensywnie cytrusowy, grejfrutowy glownie i ogorkowy nawet, takie mialem skojarzenia. W smaku intensywna glebia i moc chmielu. gozkie goryczkowe do potegi i lekko slodowe przy czym tu gora jest chmiel. Bardzo dlugi gozki finisz i posmak pozostajacy na jezyku przez dlugi czas.
jookos (1985) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber, clear. Dark caramels, pines. Orange peel, yeasty fruityness. Soft mouthfilling body. Lots of slight sweet malty caramels. Piney hops. Bit dark, piney resinous drink. Well balanced though. Can’t say I don’t like it.
budedou (361) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA (more amber IPA??)
Floral and tasty hops, caramel colour.
Bitter palate , not too long
Randy4Beer (131) - - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a moderate white head. Pretty thick lacing left behind.
Aromas are citrus, leaning towards grapefruit.
Tastes are balanced, but more toward caramelly malts than the hop side of the fence.
Overall between the hops, the malts, the bitterness and the sweetness, I’m not sure you can ask for a more balanced beer.
sir__v (602) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Dieu du Ciel, Montreal - Canada. Color: clear amber beer with small carbonation and small ivory foam. Smell: nice hoppy nose really intensive. Grassy and floral. Taste: nice sweet hoppy taste, intensive and fresh. Aftertaste: wet bitterness and caramel note
boxofrane (2061) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from whole foods. Pours murky brown with very little head. A truly ugly beer. The aroma has a bit of hop presence but has almost a candy sugar and caramel dominance. The taste is light bitter but dominated by sweetness.
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, clear amber liquid with a lasting white head. Malty, hoppy, earthy aroma. Bit of caramel. Taste is malt and piney hops. Grassy too. Nice bitter after taste. Excellent IPA.
Chudwick (2006) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5oz bottle into Le Duvel - nose is nutty. Date is 5/5 and not helpful. I imagine this is old based on the nuttiness but it is still bitter. Yum yum.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog. Tried it a number of times. Dominated by caramel and pine(y)-hop aromas. Fantastically balanced, one of my favourite IPAs all-time.
MunBro (259) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is hoppy and malty, tastes like an IPA but with a typical caramel malt profile from the red ale side. Good!