tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is fruity, sweet, raisins, cinnamon and cloves. Flavor is bitter, alcohol, spicy, a bit sweet and raisins. Finish is very bitter tart, a bit unbalanced I think.
Nisse666 (3547) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Draught at CBC 2013 cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen
AR: caramel, fruity
AP: amber, wee frothy head
F: cereal,peach, fizzy, dry, great brew new rating 3,8 keep new
Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff cons 2011-07-09 Sätila
AR: apricot, roasted malt, flowers
AP: hazy amber
F: apricot marmalade, Seville oranges, pine & grape fruit
rlgk (8478) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Hazy orange beer with a small beige head. Creamy hoppy aroma, salty, fruity, grassy and som metal. Hoppy flavor, metallic, some milky notes, grassy, some perfume. Long bitter hop finish. Lacking some sweetness but still good.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at the mondiale. Deep ruby pour with no head. Thick sweet boozy hop aroma. Boozy bready aroma also, with alot of nutty malts. This is moreof a boozy over malted barley wine. The ops are there but are getting beat up by the booze. This is a mess of a beer. To me it seemed like a sugary boozy mess.
TaktikMTL (5389) - 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 (7720) - 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 (2744) - 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 (9159) - 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 (6826) - 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 (4811) - 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.