5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:   Dark amber, hazy, large frothy sandy head, very nice lacing.   Damn, that lacing is thick, and sticky!   Sweet resiny nose, some citrus rind, but that too seems a bit sweet.   Smells good!   Moderate to assertive hoppiness on the tongue, decent malt base, not as sweet as the nose suggested but still good.   Has a sweet rindish aspect, citrusy, but not candyish.   This one is already better than most other Canadian Double IPAs I have had.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Could be a little thicker, but as is its well balanced.   The finish has a bit more unsweetened citrus rind to it.   This one wasn’t too bad.   Looks great, and smells great!   Didnt deliver on all the sweetness I was getting, but it was still fairly well balanced.   Not a hop bomb, not a malt bomb.   Very respectable.
KnutAlbert (6593) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Papsø. Courtesy of fiulijn.
Glowing ruby, creamy head. Flowery hops in the aroma. Sweet malt giving way to an eclipse. Spearmint, euchaluptus.
jonas (6482) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GCBF. Perfumed hop aroma. Cloudy amber, low head. Grassy and citric hops on a light body, mellow cask conditioned mouthfeel. Quite drinkable - dangerous session ale.
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!
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, with a swing top. Pours a deep orange color, almost red. The head has significant volume, and holds steady. There’s really not any over the top aroma to report. This drinks with a firm and respectable wet hop character, earthen, chewy, well assembled. I like it ... and it comes in a giant bottle. (#5503, 4/30/2014)
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A juicy fruity IPA. Ordinary.
How: Big ass bottle shared by Camping Brewdown 2012.
The look: Cloudy dark amber body topped by a small beige head with good retention.
In long: Nose is soft fruity and floral hops, soft enough to let the malt sweetness pierce through the aroma. Smell of apricots, candied apples, other fruits, flower leafs. Taste is sweet mangos, mcintosh apples, citrusy hops, resinous notes. Not much caramel/honey sweetness, here the sweetness is really sweet fruits, borderline canned fruits. Mild-medium bitterness intensity. Strong juicy sensation. Not refreshing. Nothing bad per say, just not my type of IPA. Apparently the Howe Sound brewer wanted to call this beer “Colorful Rainbow Over Celine Dion” but the marketing guy said the name wasn’t gay enough.
riversideAK (6016) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of caramel malts, toffees, and lightly tart fruity hops. Pours dark copper, nice creamy head, sticky lace - probably the best part of the beer. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel, toffee, some darker fruit is there as well. Hops are medium assertive - earthy, a little floral, a little fruity, a little tart. Kind of whatever. Not problematic, just kind of boring and uninteresting and not worth the twelve bucks I paid because the label said imperial ipa and I am trying to win internet competitions.
TheBeerGod (5863) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 1L crowned swing-top. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is hoppy and floral but also rather grainy and bready with caramel notes. Taste is big caramel, toasted grains, sweet malt, graham crackers, floral hops, citrus notes and earthy hops. Touch of grass as well. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a soft, creamy carbonation. Mild lingering hop bitterness and light resinous feel as well. Ends with more grains, malt notes, toasted bread, caramel, floral hops, citrus notes, and earthy notes.
Suttree (5857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very tasty. At 8% it doesn’t seem overwhelming, and it still pretty crisp . Plenty of malty flavors, of course, but also crisp grassy, citrusy hops. Dangerously drinkable.
reebtogi (5357) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a hazy orangey color with big white head and nice lacing. Aroma is primarily hops and a little alcohol. Taste is balanced nicely as there is plenty of malty sweetness to dull the huge amount of hops in this beer. There is not any overpowering bitterness in this beer and it is a pleasing beer to drink.