jredmond (7142) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity malts and light grassy hop. Mouthfeel is light with notes of fruity malts, toasted malts, and light hop characters. Double IPA?? Hmmm.
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a mostly clear amber to ruby color with a thin to medium bodied white head. Sweet malt and toast, light hops. Malt, earthy sweet and lightly oxidized. Malt, toast, dark fruit. Earthy malt, sweet into earthiness, pungent bitterness.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL flip-top at Campdown Brewdown. Hazy red to orange pour with yellow foam. Cheesy and dusty nose. Taste is heavy tea and tannic dust/sawdust. Sticky candies. Old, stale, sticky DIPA.
cfrancis (2955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with unfiltered goodness and a small frothy white top. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet honey malts. Taste is a nice warming citrus and earthy hop bitterness. Sweet honey malt follows and smoothens out. Nicely balanced.
LarryBeast (611) - - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled during HOPoxia 2012. Pours hazy gold with foamy white head. Blended floral-citrus aroma with some soggy cereal character. Good hop/malt balance. Bitter, but not overpoweringly so. Medium bodied. Abrupt finish. High alcohol content readily apparent.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUL 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, dissippating head. A citrus IPA, quite bitter, verging on the paint thinner ones but not quite... I didn’t realize it was a Double when I tried it, so now that makes sense. Surprisingly little finish.
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect head of white on a deep amber pour. Rich sweet citrus aroma. Low carbonation with medium body. Light caramel and grapefruit flavours. Lasting citrus pith finish
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I drink a beer I look for balance and this beer is quite well balanced. I like that the brewer added extra malt to counter the extra hops. And with the extra malt, came the extra alcohol, but the beer hides it well. And in doing so a very sessionable ale is created. Beautiful colour. Nice flavour. Good to great head. Another winner from Howe Sound.
Ferris (10570) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Sweet, caramel, grain and lots of hops on the nose. Nice clear amber with a thick off white head. Bitterness right at the start to the very end. You can taste the hops throughout with a bit of grain and grapefruit. Really over the top, to the point where there is no subtle tastes. A good beer, not a great one.
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honkin’ big one litre swing-top bottle. Slightly hazy bright coppery gold with a huge lasting fluffy off-white head. Smells great - a very appealing juicy cereal/citrus/resin moderate alcohol blend, a bit floral. Taste is a little less balanced - it’s even more bitter, but less character - and the grain really begins to dominate. Solid body and carbonation, and a sneaky-long pithy bitter finish and linger. Solid. Thank goodness for that swing-top!