KansaiBeerLvrs (2055) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Prohibition Montreal served in a DDC snifter 6.5% An aroma of pine, tropical fruits & yes kumquats. Full bodied with a soft mouthfeel and a bit of an ascerbic finish. The flavor is very well balanced, pine needles, biscuit, kumquats, tropical fruits very tasty.
Atheist_Peace (948) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber pour with an average, nearly white head that leaves a lot of lace. Lots of bright citrus on the nose with some light spruce notes and a little wheaty note. That big citrus punch continues through onto the palate with an even bitterness across the finish. Refreshing stuff.
Gethinbeer (2154) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Diolch JoeMcPhee. Hazy copper pour with a thin white lace. Fruity aroma. Crisp bitter flavour of fruity hop. Tangy finish
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz bottle courtesy of Raphael, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a small white head that mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has soft citrusy notes paired with caramel, pine and kumquat. The flavour is moderately bitter with big citrus peel, orange, kumquat and a hint of pine. This is paired with a mild pale malty sweetness with subtle honey. The finish is long and moderately bitter with citrus peel. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a very nice citrusy bitter IPA. 2014-08-09
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep golden with lots of very fine particles, and a full, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma: Juicy citrus with a rather assertive brothy/savoury note, rich biscuity malt, sweet caramel in the background, a faint spicy note, smells...thick.
Palate: Medium+ body with fairly full carbonation.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with plenty of pungent, juicy, rich citrus and rich biscuity maltiness, still has this certain savoury/brothy note going on, a bit peppery, some alcohol comes through; dry with fairly full bitterness and a long, richly malty and also citrusy finish.
I’d like to try this beer without the kumquat to know what they contribute.
MunBro (355) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrusy and hoppy. Very nice, unique flavor profile. A great IPA with the unique flavors of kumquats which are kind of funky in a good way.
AgentAle (686) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a very fresh grapefruit, passionfruit, orange, and kumquat. Taste is a pleasant light sweet maltiness followed by a slightly bitter tanginess. The rich sweet body only lasts for fractions of a second and is transitioned to a smooth bitterness that finishes exceptionally smoothly. Head is a thin bubbly pearl head that retains fairly well.
HippyHop (109) - CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy, orangey gold with a bit of lacing. Nose is orange, tropical fruit, notably the kumquat, a bit of pine. Taste is very nice sweetness from the malt, and presumably the kumquats, with a finish that’s just this side of dry. This beer lingers really nicely. And man does this brewery make some great beer.
manuelMTL (70) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a bubbly head. Citrusy, orange aroma. Some sweetness too. On the tongue it’s very fruity (almost like candy) with a light bitter aftertaste. Great mouth feel! Another great beer from Dieu due Ciel!
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Slender honeyed malts are basking in tropical fruit before resinous hops seal this smooth, velvety Fruited IPA creation.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the shiny blond haze. Sun shining through morning mist.
-The kumquats and hops are perfectly harmonious.
-Drinkability is quite high.
-Resinous bitterness is moderate but just.
On tap at the brewpub.