WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, - 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.
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of hops and malts. A sweet IPA with just the right amount of hop bitterness to malt ratio. I did however knock a point off for being a much deeper amber pour than I want from an IPA and for a very bitter pine note on the nose. An otherwise excellent beer!
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced considering IBU of 100. I smelled the subtle scent of Manitoba bud a few times, must be a family connection.
Stevo1298 (19) - Taber, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt color, Head was nice and thick. Tasted great. Has a burnt smell. Nice heavy beer for a Saturday night!
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid brew.
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, faded hops, earthy bitterness, some funk. Disappointing based on other beers I’ve had from this brewery.
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to taster (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; malty though. A mostly transparent burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of bitter hops and sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a bit of citrus too. Solid on the palate. A solid example of the style.
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, tasted at Tmoney99’s 10K tasting. Labeled 100 IBU. Hazy amber color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Bigger body. Light, kind of crisp carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Bigger caramel malt. Kind of resiny, caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, lightly spicy. Nice big hop aroma, but I’m not crazy about this DIPA. Tastes like it could be fresher; pretty malty and sweet.
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Yellow Dog Tavern, Winnipeg. Pine and citrus on the nose, nice balance of bitter and sweet in the taste. Great DIPA.
KyotoLefty (6449) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber-orange with lace. big malty nose, hoppy, old school: caramel, oranges, grass. Sweet flavor, a bit big on the caramel and toffee, with oranges and good hops. Decent but a bit too sweet for me.
dfearnley (963) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
I can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. Caramel, citrus, huge resin. Clear reddish amber and a thin white head. This is sweet caramel, a light citrus, and resin.