kevinsenn (1850) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lucky enough to try on tap at the Bent Elbow. Hazy yellow, foamy white head. Aroma of wheat, banana, citrus and tropical fruits. Taste: Belgian spice, spine, sweet fruity hops, and a bitter finish. Thick body, great mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one - well done Great Lakes and Black Oak, this is why I love you both!
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bent Elbow - taps a hazy deep gold with a puffy cap. Aroma is pungent and awesome - apricot, citrus, pine, spice with Belgian yeast funk. Taste is a wonderful amalgam of fruits spice and plae malts with citrusy-piney hop offset...finishes lightly dry and hoppy-fruity. Much like an abbey blonde with Duvel strength.
BeerGolem (765) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on tap at Imbibe (Kitchener). Pours amber-orange with white head. Some lacing. Amazing aroma, very fruity (apricot, mango) with some hops and a tad of alcohol Full bodied beer. Little lack of balance (alcohol not so well hidden), but overall, a very good I2PA
sudomorph (1008) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can form brewery.
Pours a hazy, dirty golden colour with a one finger, off-white head.
Aroma has notes of candy sugar, Belgian yeast, lemon and orange citrus, and hints of pine and spice.
Taste is bitter with some funk. Mildly bitter/semi citrus fruit, alcohol warmth finish.
Medium body with a medium frothy, carbonation.
Pretty clean in the mouth with a touch of slickness.
Overall, not your typical Double IPA. Reminds me of a mix of a IIPA and a Belgian Saison. Not saying that’s bad, just kinda the Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden pour with light lacing. Tropical fruit and orange blossom on the nose, sugarcane and white cherry flavours dominate the body
Johnsense (1177) - - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold pour small head. Aroma of raspberry, yeast, lemongrass. Grassy up front, fruity, sugar, citrus peels. Medium body. Definitely unique
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ta Joe. Clear golden pour witg a frothy head and clinging lace. Gorgeous aroma of grapefruit hop and gummy bears. Lovely fruit hop, peach, mango and squash with a pinapple finish. Refreshing beer. Sweet amd fruity. Great creation.
tomthompson89 (1973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nose is soapy and belgian.lemon rind, kinda sweet. cloudy yellow pour with amazing foam. mouthfeel is nice. flavor is fermented orange belgian spices and candy sugar.nice beer
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bright hazy yellow pour with a thick white head. The nose has a lot of tropical citrus and spicy yeast. Fresh and fruity with a nice softly hoppy finish. Really solid.
neongolden (1097) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 (Project X bottle from brewery - labeled as a Belgian Strong, 9.5%, 55IBU) Pours a slightly hazy pale orange with a decent head of white froth leaving some lace. Aroma is a blend of fruit from Belgian yeast/malt and from hops - there are rich sweet peach/tropical fruit notes, a bit of herbal/lemon freshness, that coconut-like richness and some alcohol. Flavour is pretty sweet to start, that rich Belgian candy sugar/malt character with orange (fruit and zest) prominent among a lot of general fruitiness. There’s more of that coconut type note mid-palate, some herbal hops, and then the beer dries out and a moderate, slightly spicy hop bitterness finishes it off. Mouthfeel is reasonably thick and syrupy with soft carbonation, and somewhat noticeable alcohol. Interesting - not quite sure what the style is, not quite sure I care! It’s a good blend of malt, yeast and hops fruit characters, and it’s quite tasty.