TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’une bouteille de 12 oz, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3712)
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mondiale 2011. Double IPA level of hop assertiveness. Slight head, lacey, hop aromas. Extremely bitter, slightly above average mouthfeel.Piney, minty.
Eructoblaster (2830) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Hazy chestnut brown body with a lasting beige foamy head. Nice, complex malty/hoppy aroma with citrusy, flowery, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Wonderful, sharp hoppy taste with malty, yeasty, fruity, and herbal notes. Ends with a long, robust bittersweet finish. Awesome!
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a finger of soapy, off-white head and some mild lacing.
S: Quite hoppy, much more American hop driven than I was anticipating. Nice citrus hop nose up front. As the beer sits for a moment, the incredible amount of phenolic contributions from the yeast come through. Tons of spices, almost a cinnamon type smell. Some big toasty bread in there as well.
T: The flavor reminds me of a beer brewed closer to home: Mischief (from the Bruery). Big time yeast contribution with lots of spicy phenols and yeast. There is some nice citrus hop flavor and a moderate bitterness. A slight pineapple flavor on the back end along with some bitterness and a hint of alcohol.
M: Medium in body, however the carbonation is a bit on the low side. Really the only drawback.
O: Surprisingly well done. Usually Belgian IPAs are a style I could live without, but this does a great job of incorporating both Belgian and American characteristics.
Dogbrick (7123) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle courtesy of a traveling coworker. The beer is a murky reddish-orange color with a medium fluffy beige head that diminishes steadily. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, caramel malt and yeast. Medium body with flavors of grapefruit, hops, and yeast. underlying sweet caramel throughout. The finish is oranges and bananas with a mild spiced hops aftertaste. Good beer all around.
mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours an opaque dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar, Belgian yeast, rye and a bit of a bready quality - doesn’t hint anything resembling an IPA. Flavour is an exquisite mix of caramel, rye malt, grapefruit, fruity esters, phenol, Belgian yeast, candied sugar, biscuit / bread, and a slight lingering hop profile along with a cloying sweetness from the candied sugar. Quite nice, though this could use a bigger hop profile to balance the sweetness.
wnoble (1207) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle big thanks to jrallen! Pours hazy amber with a small frothy head fading to a film with sone good lace. Nose is sweet and fruity with caramel and bread malts and loads of pineapple and grapefruit hops and some spice notes. Taste is very spicy up front with a blend of esters, phenols, and some citrus hops. Creamy and medium body some no got alcohols. A good one and the aroma is great but the tastes are really not blending well. Glad to try.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a copper-amber color with a finger-and-a-half of white head that dies down a bit quickly but leaves behind some nice lacing. The nose is strong and loaded with hops, mostly citrus with the dominant components being orange and grapefruit.
The taste is even more hops with a fairly-aggressive amount of bitterness. This leads to a nice dry finish. However, it gets a bit boozy toward the end. Drinkability is pretty good and this is another solid DIPA from them. Interesting that I’ve really enjoyed their DIPAs but have gotten into their single IPAs quite as much.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-12-2010
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours murky copper with gold edges and thin tan head. Good looking beer that looks like you could really sink your teeth into that degree of opacity. The aroma emits prunes, pine hops, cherries, a thin layer of Brett infused wood and floral hops. The array of aromatic I’ve just written look like a jumbled mess but this really comes together and smells great. The taste is as thick and chewy as it looks with pine hops and sticky syrupy wort. There’s also mellower notes of cherries, prunes and yeasty spices. This is full hop forward yum. Well done.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on tap at the brewery into a tulip...Pours a super dark orange, good retention and lacing...The aroma is light, medium fresh hops a little bubblegum and pine, slight alcohol finish...The taste is ok, nothing special not a great dipa, too much alcohol, pine presents but not too much but still distracting...The bartender told me this was his favorite beer. Its ok, nothing special, but a decently drinkable dipa.