hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Cloudy golden ale with a bubbly, white head. The nose is malty, but also presents plenty of musty, earthy hops. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Nice malt and hop flavor. Good, savory bitterness – not overwhelming. Mildly bitter, astringent finish.
hopdog (8933) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas caramel, earthy, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, floral, citrus, and earthy.
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a hazy deeper amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit hop notes quickly complimented with sweet malts and caramel. Flavor is a great example of aggressive hops meet malts, tea pine, hop bitterness is there but not over the top which helps smooth it out.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is an inviting orange/pine and some good malt, deep amber, pours a tiny custard head. Taste is rich malt, lots of orange/pine notes from those hops. Medium bodied, very well balanced, beautifully bitter. Terrific! Thanks for sharing midlife crisis.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, resin, increasing hints of limey and grapefruit hop notes. Flavor again starts off with sweeter malty notes and lets the juicy hop character creep up and ultimately flourish. Seemed like an old bottle to me at first, which it may have been, but it also may have just been the beer, which was quite good either way.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2010 Opened the bottle and nice strong orange aroma right away. Pours a nice copper colour with a light head which leaves a light lacing. Taste light sweet hoppy and leaves a dry feeling on the palate little or no acl. flavour. Great beer
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to DalzAle. Pours a deep tawny orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt, prunes. Flavor of caramel malt with a citrusy, bitter finish. Decent but this might be a bit aged. I’d like to try this again as a fresh sample.
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An oily, resinous, piney, caramelized and boozy IIPAA. Very good.
How: Bottle 341ml. Consumed fresh, one week after receiving it from presario, thanks a lot Trevor.
The look: Cloudy orange body topped by a medium off-white head
In long: The hoppy nose is half-coniferous half-resinous. Taste has a lot of oily caramel, some wild berries and other red fruits, wood sap, all that followed by highly resinous hops with a slight piney character. Sticky bitter finish of medium intensity. Alcohol brings a little too much warmth and feels more than 8%. Smooth carbonation and oily body. Something I found interesting is that “fresh green” hops sensation that I usually get from so-called fresh-hop ales. All in all this is a good imperial IPA. What? A great Double IPA from Manitoba!?! It is Ludicrous. Really. It is.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium sized creamy head. Nose is very hoppy with some malt. Hops are resinous and floral. Some spices also. Taste is quite hoppy. Again quite resinous. Lots of sweet malt also. Finish is quite bitter but sweet at the same time. Quite warm also. Lots of hops, lots of malt and some fruity hints too. Quite a lot of lacing on the glass. Nice looking. Palate is really creamy and oily. Carbonation is very soft. I think it goes well with this beer. Quite well balanced and rich. Not my favorite hop types but really good overall and enjoyable.
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big props to presario for this!! God damn if this isn’t the best DIPA that I’ve had. Everything about this beer is awesome. Pours a gorgeous brown colour, aroma is great hops. Taste is just a beautiful palate pleasing hop flavour and bitterness. Just cherish this.