jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-01-31. Hazy dark yellow amber body, small head. 3+ Sweet malt aroma has an interesting caramel malt and hop melange. 6+ Flavour is similar, pale malt, alcohol, strange hop character that reminds me of something I canít place. 6+ Average plus to medium bodied palate. Decent. On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto
neongolden (166) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at The Alibi Room GLB Tap Takeover, Kingston ON, Jan 17 2013) Poured a hazy brown with an inch of whitish head, lots of lacing. Aroma is hop resin, caramel, grapefruit pith - very hoppy but not very fruity. Palate had a bit of pit fruit early as it warmed, probably a combination of caramel malt and hops. Otherwise a bracingly bitter hopshake with pine resin throughout, boozy on the finish, huge bitterness overwhelming almost all else. Palate is creamy and full, carb low with a hot finish. A hop bomb for sure, but not very complex and a little brutal, should not have been my first beer of the night as I was chugging water to regain some semblance of a palate! I prefer my DIPAs a lot fruitier.
blankboy (5153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bar Hop Customer Appreciation Night, Jan. 31. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a spare diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel malt and a good amount of resiny & citrusy hops. Flavour is hoppy with a big bitter, and slightly boozy, finish. Medium bodied. This almost reminded me of an English Barley Wine -- itís good but I didnít love it.
herrbrown1974 (348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Very cloudy almost grey/brown. Foamy cream head, tons of sticky lacing. Huge grapefruit an resin aroma. Nice creamy mouthfeel. 8% ABV well hidden. Not complex. Bitter throughout. Well made hop bomb.
Sammy (7041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bar Hop First Year Anniversary party. Insane amount of hop aroma. Cloudy grapefruit coloured body. Liquid hop pellet level of IBU. Impossible to go beyond sips and take the bitterness. Worth a try for the experience and fun.