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


on tap

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1002) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. A dark reddish amber beer with generous white head and complex nose. In the mouth it’s wonderfully sweet, citrus, bitter, floral and malty.

Make no mistake, folks. This is a big beer, and I’m not talking about the 9% alcohol rating.

There is so much going on here flavour wise. Everything about the flavour of this beer is big. Big hop bitterness. Big fruity sweetness and big malts. This here’s a winner, folks! 4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Yazapapa (9) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
I have never had a bad batch of 20 pounder. It is consistent throughout the seasonal release. It is a heavy beer and does sometimes come across that way occasionally when the heavy citrus and pineapple curtain parts, which is seldom. Lacking only slightly in body, this thing has a beatific start only matched by the hoppy finish, which lingers in sweet notes of fruit salad. A favourite in my house.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (13601) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle, Legacy. Amber, with a bubbly head. Very floral, pears, mangoes and melons. Lean, fruity, with lots of hops, and a nice kiss of sweet pale malt. Quite bright. Less chewy than Fat Tug - go figure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4093) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle (650 ml). From Thomas, thanks!

Appearance: Clear golden-orange with a small persistent white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Burst of fruity hops (tropical fruits, mangoes) along light spiciness, a bit of caramel and light boozy notes.

Taste: Quite malty with citrus, mangoes, resin, leafy hops, light spiciness and medium bitterness.

Palate: Medium to full body. Medium carbonation. A tad oily. Dry finish. Fruity aftertaste.

Overall: A tad too much of the heavy side for me, but another example that Driftwood know how to work with hops. Really nice aroma. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5961) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours unclear golden orange with a small creamy white cap, some retention and lacing. lots of mangoes, melons and citrus - very fruity, almost juicy; doughy very lightly toasted maltiness, mint, soft pine, warming. light carbonation, medium body - oily and never too sticky; balanced spicy-citrusy finish. good balanced dipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (2349) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot Tommy. Pours a clear golden with a really thin... scratch that, no head and no lacing.Nose is of tantalizing fruits, lemons and citrus. Taste is of mangoes, as tropical as it can be and only lightly sweet. Moderately bitter. Body and carbonation were both medium. Overall a really nice surprise, I didn’t expect this one to be as good as it was! I’d buy that over and over again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (4432) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle shared. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, leafy hop, light pineapple. Taste is quite bitter, leafy, resinous, some alcohol. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle brought from Vancouver, poured into the Teku glass. Clean, golden color, medium tan head. Citrus, piney aromas, unfortunately some skunky, wet cardboard too. There is quite strong diacethyle taste... I think there is some kind of a infection or bad yeast... Doesn’t tastes too good, but I heard a lot of good stories about this brewery so I assume this must be just a one-time accident. There is no sense in reviewing this beer any longer. Don’t look at the points, I had to put something. Will try it in some time, maybe newer brews will be good.

PL: Butelka 650ml przywieziona z Vancouver, przelana do Teku. Barwa złocista, klarowna, piana jasna, średnia. Aromaty cytrusowe, żywiczne i niestety skunks oraz mokry karton. W smaku wyczuwalny zdecydowany diacetyl i niestety, piwo chyba jest zepsute, nie ma sensu opisywać dalej. Słyszałem o tym browarze same dobre rzeczy, tak więc to chyba jednak jakiś error. Nie zwracajcie uwagi na oceny, musiałem wstawić cokolwiek. Spróbuję wypić to piwo jeszcze raz za jakiś czas, może kolejne warki będą ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 9, 2015
Bottle bb 02/15/12, thanks for this blast from the past Todd! Dank pine and earthy hop aroma. Hazy orange amber, low golden head. Fullbodied sweet, initially, berries, low stickiness though with a broad hop front to cut through: Funny tobacco, lemon drops, pine, dry herbal, almost meaty and earthy finish. Leaves with sparkles on the tongue. The powder did not get wet in the last three years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3368) - 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

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