afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a quality west coast style IPA. From Canada, I wouldn’t necessarily expect such a pine and grapefruit hop presence, but there it is. The aroma is a strong point, with grass, flowers, pine and citrus all present. The aroma is pure hops, a touch of water and light malt. The body has a better malt presence but doesn’t sacrifice the clean water finish. Fresh bomber went down so easily. The only knock is the alcohol at 7% is a little high for a beer that I’d love to session, and that it sticks a bit on the tongue with a tannic finish at the back. Otherwise, this is a beautiful beer, even including the appearance which is amber and has some decent (but not a ton of) lace. Thanks, Mom, for bringing this back!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-amber under a bubbly coppery head with lace that climbs up the sides of my glass as if trying to escape. Head lingers blotchy and bubbly. Swirls with swathes of lace and tons of head.
Massive citrus and pine up front with just a hint of cat-pee in the back. Biscuit malt and crackers underneath.
Medium weight in the front and thins out just a smidge in the back. Gentle rind and pine finish lingers long after each quaff. Caramelized biscuit malt crunch underneath and along the sides. Cat pee in the breath – again mild and not off-putting.
Overall a solid IPA with bold flavors though a bit lacking in the complexity. I’d be more than happy to drink another though.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops is quite powerful and enjoyable. Taste is also a great mix between some citrus hops with a good amount of grapefruit notes, medium bitterness and some light caramelized malt with a touch of residual sugar. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed but I would preferred a bit less residual sugar with a dryer finish.
PatIrish (166) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of a friend on his way back from Victoria. Pours a lovely burnished gold with a thick dense foam cap. Lot’s of big tropical fruit hits the nose with some nice sweet malt as well. Slightly cloying on the mouth with a nice big citrus bitterness. Great IPA.
tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (650 ml). From FondueVoodoo, thanks! Clear golden/orange with medium diminishing off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is nice with tropical fruits/citrus, resinous notes, peach presence, light malt and light grassy notes. Taste is slightly sweet with pine, citrus, malt and light bitterness. Medium body. Moderate to good carbonation. Dry finish. Super drinkable and refreshing. Nice West Coast IPA. Different, but as good as Sartori Harvest. I’m impressed by Driftwood hoppy beers so far!
Japalo (937) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@alibi room. Clear dark golden. Intense savignon grape aromas. Guess is tomahawk or Nelson savignon. Fresh hops. Not that bitter. Great brew for everyone.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.
simonblaine (187) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours yellow amber with a good frothy head. Aroma of pine, pineapple and exotic fruit. Taste is hoppy, bitter and gin ish. Dry finish, well carbonated, very good beer
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pictoman (218) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear orangey yellow with white head. Citrusy hop aroma. Bitter hop taste with dry finish. Medium body, oily texture.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy (almost clear) amber with white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of piney an citrusy hops. Taste is moderately sweet with good bitterness without being too aggressive, good piney hops, citrus, some caramel. Low-medium body and medium carbonation. Very good
BooRadleyRed (1) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love me my Cascadian IPAs, this may just be my favourite. Dry, with good carbonation and big IBU hit. Aroma puts it over the top.