adnielsen (9247) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Greg’s palace courtesy of JBPortland. Thanks Josh! Pours a bit hazy yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge grapefruit creamy, mango, pineapple, a bit dank aroma. A bit sweet and somewhat goopy malty but full of candy, pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits. A bit strong on the booze on the finish but enjoyable. Cheers Until Next Time!
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Coniferous hop fireworks display resinous patterns and citrusy backdrops where lightly honeyed malts set the stage for lengthy grassy bitterness. A world-class, super polished Double IPA from surely one of the smallest breweries in North America. Bravo!
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick sheet of foam garnishes the bronzed golden.
-Why aren’t there more of these superbly aromatic IPAs in Quebec? If they can do it in Vermont...
-This is very much the same quality one gets in John Kimmich’s (from The Alchemist) IPAs.
-Alcohol is almost a no show in the flavor profile.
-The flavors are all super clean, shining from beginning to end.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-02-22. Lightly hazy bright orange small off-white head. 3+ Hoppy aroma, bit of cat pee, orange rind, celery. Flavour is a bit more citrusy, light leafy notes and celery. Average bodied palate. Moderate carbonation. Decent but the hop character is a bit odd. Bottle shared by Blankboy.
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, batch #86, bottle #58/72. Poured hazy, milky, medium golden with a dense cap of off-white head.. tight lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up spicy pine, floral, and orangey hops over a pale, bready base.. citrus and peppery notes gave an extra kick right on the back of the nose. The flavor found toffee and bready note at the core along with some soapy character.. very bitter on the edges with orange zest, black pepper, and spicy floral character.. delightfully resiny through the finish. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. spicy and warm, but never hot.. left a hoppy film on the back of the teeth.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a cloudy orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a beautiful dank pine note with a bit of marijuana and sweet grains underlying. Flavor had the same dank pine note with some grass, weed and a nice grain backbone.
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks so much, Dany!), pours a beautiful mostly clear dark golden with a small white head. Nose is full-on piney hops, coniferous tree, and resin, with little malt backbone. Flavour brings out loads of dry coniferous, loads of piney and resinous hops, light citrus and grapefruit notes, and a light toasted malt backbone that only provides support to the hops. Refreshing fruity notes along with dry piney hops linger on the mouthfeel, almost providing a puckering tartness but it’s really just the dry fruitiness. Amazingly complex for a IIPA with very high drinkability. Awesome stuff.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Black Back when I stopped here with Max on the way to Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big bright citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth, lots of big bitterness. Warming alcohol, earthy and pungent. Hoppy, long bitterness. Chewy hops, long bitterness. Pith and grapefruit. Alcohol comes through again, but while it’s definitely present, it’s not hot or intrusive.
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22, capped and waxed. Thanks, Dany! Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a dense, pillowy white head and plenty of lace. Big tangy nose of pine and grapefruit, redolent with bountiful oily hop acid on every updraft. Delectable. Creamy medium body with lively carb. A little toasty, nutty caramel underneath the mid-palate, but, really--no, really--this one is all about the hop. Pine, grapefruit, a little bit of pineapple, a big resiny pine finish. Delicious and drinkable. Not uniquely powerful, and not really a unique showcase for any particular hop or combination of hops, but wonderfully well done and a pleasure to drink.
blankboy (6139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o Glouglouburp. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a large lasting fizzy white head. Aroma of catty and citrusy hops, it’s all hops really. Flavour is fruity and citrusy along with lots of slightly catty and resiny hops and a touch of alcohol. Dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. A pretty good DIPA indeed, and somewhat easy to drink for a big beer.
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-02-22 - tasting hosted by blankboy, with gregclow, jercraigs and mabel - bottle c/o blankboy. Hazy amber-gold, some tiny floaties, smallish off-white rocky head. Aroma is a bit catty, some tropical fruit - acidic, like the fruit wasn’t quite ripe, definite alcohol presence. Taste follows, a bit milder, less boozy - decent, liked the aroma more. Average body, astringent, not all that solidly carbonated, medium-length finish, a little dry acidity in the aftertaste ...