Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: An aromatic and very flavourful blond IPA hop-bomb, excellent modern IPA example.
How: Tap at Brouhaha, Montreal.
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is highly aromatic with plenty of fresh tropical fruits and the likes. Taste has a very chewy-doughy pale malts backbone, really like eating a freshly baked baguette. An gigantinormous hops presence, tropical fruits, bitter white grapefruits, banana peels, more... Medium bitterness level, very flavourful but never aggressive. Very full body that feels nourishing but never heavy. Lots of soft bubbles, cushiony mouthfeel. This could pass as a Hill Farmstead IPA which is the new measuring stick in IPA excellence. Without a doubt one of the best IPA ever brewed in Quebec. I loved that beer, also I give high scores to Canadian beers because I rate in the metric system.
TaktikMTL (6230) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégustée chez Brouhaha (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de pin et de pamplemousse. Apparence: La couleur est blonde opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #4986)
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, labeled as Cinq-up. Pour is hazy golden with white head and strong lacing. Aroma of grapefruits, very piney, tropical fruits. Taste has lots of citrus, tropical fruits, pine, light sweet malts, pretty bitter, dry finish. Low-medium body and good carbonation. Wish they bottle this again!
Quevillon (2593) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Brouhaha (Montreal) on IPA day 2013 (July 1). Honey orange, small head. Aroma of citrus and green hops, a little dry. Citrus taste dry, very aggressive, mega bitter hops. There are IIPA weaker that this!
kbudd19 (806) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Major thanks to Tommy for picking this fresh bastard for me I might add that its so fresh they didn’t even have time to put a label on it! Yellow hazy pour with frothy white head. The aroma has a big malty backbone, and lots of pineapple. The flavour is bitter hops up front, a touch of citrus and grapefruit towards the middle, finishes crisp and bitter. Very tasty.
GonZoBeeR (2966) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Cinq up from biere et saveur..
Appearan gold,good head...
Flavor:resinus hops,fruti hops......
Minderbinder (2222) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 341ml, as "Cinq Up"
Pours hazy blond/golden with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of fruits (including tropical, mango), pine, sugar. Taste is of fruits (tropical), sweetness, bitterness, pine, resin. A tad heavily bitter. Palate: Ligth-medium body. "Ok" balance, but on the bitter side (wich is a bit weird, cause you can taste some residual sugar too). Overall: Pretty nice brew. Alcohol stays reasonnable, wich is good. A tad overly bitter.
mathieuc (1734) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at Bateau de Nuit. Where do I begin? Pours a still and cloudy yellow with no real head only small bubbles from the gravity pour. Aroma is heavenly with grapefruit, soft pine needles and a little grass, west coast it is indeed! Taste is medium to highly bitter and almost bone dry. As it is from a cask there is nothing to mention about carbonation but mouthfeel was damn near perfect like a good hop juice (wish we could buy that!). Flavors are mostly pine needles and citrus rind but there is also some honey-like malts too. Great one, never had it on tap but if it is as lovely as it is on cask please seek this out!!
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 My Bottom Line:
A jungle full of fruit showcases plantanes, starfruit and various incarnations of citrus before yielding resinous and grassy bitterness for a tantalizing IPA experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the cloudy straw blond.
-Oh my, that is one fantastic hop aroma! Of course, the keg was 1-day old, and since freshness is a huge issue with IPAs, this one could not have been tasted at a better time.
-This tastes like a cousin of Heady Topper. Brilliant stuff!
-The mouthfeel is very comfortable and conducive to big gulps despite the intensity of the flavors.
On tap at the brewery taproom.
SuperTiti33 (717) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
En fût au bistro L’Autre Œil.
Sèche. Résine. Agrume (pamplemousse, citron)
Fruit de la passion. Bonne amertume.
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