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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Stand up and be counted for what you are about to receive… an explosive ordinance of IBUs! This Cascadian citrus hop bomb is sure to satisfy the most die-hard of hop heads. For those who crave hop- we salute you!


mgermani's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a lovely copper orange with a thin off-white head and great lacing. Fresh bitter citrus & light booze aroma. Bitter orange flavour with mild sweetness and lemongrass in the finish. Citrus & spicy hops. Good carbonation, and light creaminess in the body. Fantastic IPA!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3057) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle, savoured on July 5 2014; eye: caramel, hazy, tiny ring of mocha head, light lacing; nose: Cointreau, orange, citrusy, basement, light malt; mouth: Cointreau, orange, citrusy, basement, light malt, light astringency, semi-dry finale in Cointreau with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille, savourée le 5 juillet 2014; œil : caramel, voilée, petit anneau de mousse moka, légère dentelle; nez : Cointreau, orange, citrique, cave, léger malt; bouche : Cointreau, orange, citrique, cave, léger malt, légère astringence, finale semi-sèche en Cointreau avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
650ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is bold grapefruit with some caramel and grains. Taste is a bold grapefruit hop bitterness with a light caramel malty sweetness. Medium to heavy bodied with decent carbonation. Definitely, a hop forward brew with some balance of malt. Sure to satisfy any hop lover out there. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2062) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber from Ian via CANBIF. Clear light amber with light off white head. Light citrus, musty hop, grapefruit rind, some resin. Moderate carbonation, full body, blended citrus rind and booze on the palate, very bitter yet a huge boozy sweetness too. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4828) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of strong hoppy notes with citrus flavours is pretty nice with some resinous and piney notes also identifiable. Taste is dominated by loads of citrus and piney hoppy flavours with some sweet malt notes that are also discernable. Body is full with great carbonation. Nice hops profile but malt base if just a bit too sweet for my liking in the style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Blood oranges and various tropical fruit swim atop this Double IPA’s honeyed sugars before laying on the resinous hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty honeyed amber.
-The aroma is beautifully hoppy, but the flavor profile is a tad too sweet for my liking within the style.
-The flavor profile is cohesive and refined.
-The bitterness is nicely offset by the honeyed malt sugars.

Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle - Grapefruit, tropical fruit and rind. Clearish gold with a rich white head. Grapefruit, sweet malts and nice citrus and tropical fruit. Not nearly as boozy and rich as I though it would be. Quite pleasant and deceptively drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1296) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Bomber. Clear lighter orange copper, white foam settles and mostly fades. Pungent tropical fruity citrus grapefruit hop aroma. Floral bitter grapefruit taste dominates, subtle c-malts catch up a bit as it warms. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. 9% ABV is well hidden. Finish is clean, bitter, grapefruity. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (584) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, orangey yellow with off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and tropical citrus hops. Taste same, but balance didn’t quite hit home for me. Bit of an alcohol kick, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
khays (57) - - APR 30, 2014
Smells sweet of strawberry and banana. Pours a cloudy and golden. Tastes slightly sweet, with fruity flavours with some spiciness. Medium body, well balance finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 22, 2014
A touch hazy in the glass with a nice dark amber colour. Nice head and lacing. Citrus and bread aroma with a touch of caramel. Loads of hops and coffee and citrus on the tongue. Complex. Nice brew. And not a whack of alcohol so the flavouRs come through.


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