JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper-brown with thick creamy beige head and nice lacing. Very light citrus in the aroma, hops lean more toward eath and pine. Malt is definitly present, some nuts and caramel. Flavors are once again malty: maple and nuts.. It remains very bitter and dry with a decent pine presence. This is a big IPA, heavy and sticky palate. I would classified this one as an American strong ale, it reminds me of a dryer version of American Bastard. Good for what it is, not necessarily my style.
czar (4497) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from david paquet, shared also with tom10101 and minderbinder. many thanks! almost clear light amber, red hue, with a very nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. tons of fruity esters, leafiness, floralness, hint of resin, nice toasted malts, few dry caramel malts. average carbonation, medium body, very nice citrusy and herbal medium long finish. well balanced brew!
Minderbinder (1885) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with low off-white head. High lacing. Aroma is of citrus, tropical fruits, malt. Taste is of citrus, tropical fruits, malt, pine? Bitter finish. Palate: Body is medium-high. Overall: Very good. A tad too bitter for me, but very good otherwise.
tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks David for sharing this one! Clear dark amber with a medium off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of malt/caramel with lots of citrus and pine hops. Taste is also of malt/caramel and hops (mostly resinous). Sweet and bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and oily. I’m not usually a big fan of these malty DIPA but this one is quite good. There’s good balance between malt and hops and it’s still drinkable despite the heavy body for this type of beer.
dresden (882) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a frothy head that laces well. Fruity smelling. Taste is caramel malt with lots of pine and fruit. Nicely bitter
slimspady (189) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish pour with a 2 finger white head. Straight pine hops in the aroma. Pleasantly hoppy. Sweet balance, not just a hop bomb. Very enjoyable IPA. Lacing is epic. 090412
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the GCBF. Amber, spiderwebs. Aroma of mango, tangerine, apricot. Taste is bitter, yes, but the crystal comes out mightily. A well crafted DIPA... I’d heard this was overhopped but it’s not too bitter at all, it’s "well balanced" (which is almost absurd to say for this most extreme of styles) with the malt base.
MrFecesious (1001) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at St. Augustine's. Clear amber. Fruity malt aroma. Fruity hop bitterness. Nice. Don't expect a punch of either. Well balanced though.
cards04 (1802) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pretty amber with off white head and nice lacing. Citrus, pine, mango and soap in the aromas. Some initial fruit flavour, and some caramel maltiness..but it’s mostly a bracing bitterness that has you think you’re eating pine needles. Long lasting sappy bitterness that stays on the palate. Delicious!
eric_victor (57) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 650ml bottle (absolutely love this size; don’t have to feel guilty about having "just one beer") Found this seasonal brew hiding deep within the confines of my beer fridge; not sure how it went unnoticed. Nice deep amber colour. Beautiful hop aroma. Thick white head lasts with nice lacing. Thick with Excellent malty feel and hop flavour that lingers. This is fantastic!