patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2011 Rerate of fresh Bomber:
I forgot how much I loved this brew. The pour is a bright orange amber with a massive whipped and frothy beige head that leaves a ton of lacing. The nose if huge on the hop with a nice toffee malt and caramel malts. the hops are citrus heavy with a nice amount of tropical notes and grapefruit. Taste is amazing with an incredible balance of toffee and biscuit malts and a massive resinous and sticky hop. A sweet and sticky taste overall with the most incredible hoppy taste. The palate is medium to full body with a sticky and resinous mouthfeel. This beer gives me recollections of tasting it in the past. An incredible brew.
Bottle with waxed cap. Pour is a deep amber brown colour with creamy off white head. Moderate lacing and an aroma of hops and fruits as well as some sweet and spicy aspects. Flavor is ridiculously amazing. Starts with citrussy hops, grapefruits, lemon and then sweetness, finishing with a nice hoppy burn and alcohol taste. Smooth and very bitter. An awesome beer. First taste left me speechless.
TheDoctor (67) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2009 Bottle. Aroma slightly minty and floral, with citrusy presence of grapefruit and oranges. Rich mouthfeel with very citrusy aftertaste. One of the finest Canadian beers I’ve had.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First, thanks to Brad (mmmBeer) for sending this down my way. Bottle dipped in green wax. Beer pours out a medium amber color, crystal clear with a creamy dingy white cap with decent lacing. Aroma is spicy, piney (even a bit pine woody) with a nice sweet note to it. Not as agressive as some CA IIPA’s but very nice. Flavor has all the wonderful qualities I look for in an IIPA. Assertive grapefruit hops on the tongue, sweet juicy pit fruits, caramel, alcohol, and a huge lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is sliky and quite smooth. I think fresh, this might even get a few points more. Really a damn good beer.
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark red brown with a thick creamy off white head. Good retetion and great lacing. Aroma is citrusy with grapefruit, pineapple, orages, mint, pine and caramel and sweet toasted malt. Flavor is biscuit, alcohol, sweet malt, piny and citrusy hops, caramel, Great hops with a solid malt backbone. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Very good double IPA
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2010 Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a dense lightly golden head. Ahhhh the aroma! Loads of resinous goodness, green mango, beguiling spicy undertones. Sticky, heavy mouthfeel with chewy sweet toffee malts and an oily, hoppy body that brings enormous conifer resin and grapefruit rind flavours. A wheelbarrow-load of hops is in here! A terrific IIPA from friendly Manitoba!
ADDENDUM: Recently had this again, pitted against 5 other IIPA’s in a taste-off, and the quality of this brew was strikingly apparent. Stands up against its peers!
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable leafy minty IPA, citrusy and there are hop oils. 100 IBU takes a first sip or two to get used to.Regular sized bottle, which is not enough, thanks Piscator. Why this isn’t available in our own province’s liquor stores amazes me, but here is something that is as good as a top US DIPA.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy deep amber color ale with a rather larger frothy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops with nice caramel malt backbone. Taste is not bitter at all but more dominated by citrus and grapefruit notes with some light piney notes as well with a huge caramel malt backbone. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Very good execution of a West Coast style IIPA.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Deep red with a brownish green head. Strong floral aroma, lots of cascade. It smells amazing. Thick and hoppy. Slightly malty, followed by a floral bitterness fiishing in a very citrus aftertaste. You can hardly taste the alcohol. Great IPA
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ya! beer! Pours out a less than medium sized off white cap that is quite thick and has decent retention and ropy lacing. Dark amber or further down the line. The aroma is massive and in my face big time. Huge sweet fruits (ruby red grapefruit, nectarine, lemon, lychee, all hell just type them all in), quite floral (non pungent), background caramel that I had to search for just to discover that it is right there and tied in quietly to the hops, spearmint that peeks out... man, this is making me drool. Very thick nose indeed. The taste is also very good and very very bitter which has wiped out my donair breath nicely. Taste isn’t quite as good as the aroma. The bitterness is almost absolute. Pine, spice bite associated with the alcohol I think.. then again, maybe it’s just the massive shit load of hops punching my taste buds into submission. The citrus take a back seat to the pine here, even though the pine is not totally overwhelming. Large, thick dose of caramel with grapefruit, hard nectarine skin, slight white pepper (maybe), this is a huge beer. Full bodied with a viscous drinking effect. Super huge beer, this is a mouthful without question. When too warm it looses its depth so keep a bit of cold in your glass. A no holds barred sludge-like IIPA (% is a bit weak) that is packed with a so many hops that it resembles that old Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam cartoon where Sam goes insane and stuffs apx 5600lbs of dynamite into the rabbit hole in his house floor... and as he is jumping up and down to get get the last massive kegs in and there is so much explosives packed in that the wooden floor boards of his entire house flex and reveal enough explosives to decimate the entire planet. I like this beer a lot but it is not a fast drink at all - it’s to damn thick! I’m clearly drunk on beer, wine and whiskey tonight... Hail Mike Comrie’s return to Edmonton! Half Pints pumps out another excellent beer - all hail those mysterious provinces between Alberta & Ontario for producing wonderful beer. In the end, despite the high marks, I wish that this beer had more depth, but that is just me being a selfish douchebag cuz this is an excellent brew. Time to chase this sucker with Scotch just because it’s still so damn early!
Cirrhosis (1163) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark brown body that appears deep red when held to light complete with a thick cap and roapy lacing, nothing wrong so far. Sweet candy hops with more of a peach flavor then a grape fruit in the mouth watering good aroma. This be peachy hop bitter awesomeness in a glass say’s I to you, but really when compared to others this isn’t that bitter it has tons of hop flavor without being overly bitter. Brew is thick and will carbonated. Don’t taste the alcohol but my stomach can sure feel its warming affects. Nice smooth caramel and wood flavored malts come through stronger the warmer the beer gets. This is highly drinkable due to its not so intense bitterness but still packs tons of flavor, this is a beer that could get me in trouble.