fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Amber color, bright, with a medium sized creamy head, persistent. Impressive aroma, hoppy, but also earthy with arrogance; lemony resins and manure, very pungent.
It has a good body strength, with caramel flavor, some toffee too; the sweetness is present but moderate; very powerful hopping, with loads of piney resins and some bitter orange peel; the alcohol is evident, and it’s a nice complement in this concoction; the final is extremely long.
Very well constructed hop bomb.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Derek. Golden coloured body with generous retained head. Malty hoppy aroma. Smooth moutheel. A very drinkable beer, although cascadian hop alone makes it a good but not a great cradfted or super interesting beer.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sugary-sweet and resinous-citrusy IPA. Decent beer but I expected better from Driftwood
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 3 months after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is generous in aromatic hops with a flowery and citrusy character. The aroma also shows a light sweetness. Taste is sweeter than expected, the body is crisp and clean with a bit of caramel and honey but also a strong white sugar sensation. The hops bitterness is nose-to-nose with the malt sweetness. The bitterness is quite resinous with only mild fruity/citrusy notes. After taste is hops resin and refined white sugar. I am a hop-head but one bomber was enough for me, the sweetness was starting to bother me after a single bomber. Not a bad beer at all but I was expecting better from the a Driftwood Double IPA, this is a far cry from their excellent regular IPA (Fat Tug) or their hoppy ESB (Hildegard’s). I’m sitting here entering my beer ratings at work, haven’t had a beer since yesterday night, I can’t wait for this damn sobriety to go away.
mcberko (4809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy orangey copper with a small white head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops and a bit of caramel. Flavour is robustly hpppy, with loads of resinous hops, with hardly any malt backing to balance - very bitter finish. Unbalanced, but done so well I can hardly fault it. Hophead’s paradise.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
herbal, floral and grassy notes balance nicely in the nose. clear golden copper coloured body is topped by a low off-white head with some lacing Really nicely balanced. Strong flavours offset each other well. medium full body with fair to moderate carbonation. I think I really like this one, and will have to give it another go...
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Big head on copper. Lots of alcohol. Herbal mintiness (maybe herbal eucalyptus).
CapFlu (4242) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(650 ml bottle) Purchased at The Strath in Victoria, B.C. Pours a deep orange hue body that is heavily carbonated beneath a lasting thin white foamy head. Nose of pure pine needle resin. The flavor is a concussion of Cascadian proportions: so orange, pine and Amarillo. Strong ABV base and malt backing. Very impressed overall.
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boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured amber, rusty orange with a thick head. Big hop bomb here. Loads of bitterness with grassy, citrus and piney hops. Quite resinous and a lingering bitterness towards the finish. Light fruits and mild malts, but nothing to balance this hophead’s delight.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Floral citrusy nose and palate.Light malt mid, big long dry hop finish
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Derek for this. Pours a dark golden yellow with a big frothy white top. Aroma is intense grapefruit and floral hops with a little bready. Taste is a nice blast of grapefruit hops that is dry bitterness. Resiny, stickly sweet, really enjoyed.