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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Cette bière rend hommage aux arômes puissants du houblon de la côte Ouest, cultivé à l’est de la chaîne de montagnes des Cascades. Nous en ajoutons plusieurs variétés à différentes étapes du brassage. Leurs arômes d’agrumes, accentués par le houblonnage à cru, viennent joyeusement égayer la rondeur des malts utilisés (pâle et Munich). //// This beer is a celebration of the mighty West Coast hop, grown east of the Cascade mountains. Multiple varieties are used in this ale, at several different points in the brewing process. With emphasis on late hop & dry hop additions, we serve up tropical fruit and citrus flavours & aromas on a bed of pale and Munich malt.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
Bomber, thanks to _angst_. Hazy pale golden beer with a nice lasting white head. Hoppy pine aroma, citrus, grapefruit, biscuits, hay, creamy, mango, peach, some caramel. Hoppy pine flavor, grapes, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, hay notes, earthy, some passion fruit, woody. Nice long fruity bitter finish with grapes, peach, pine and earthy floral notes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle from Veux-Tu freshly picked and drank. A good tasting IPA, with lots of malt backbone holding back the 75 IBU impact until the last half of the bottle. Very good drinkability. Lots of head. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Pale golden pour - tight white head. The aroma is lovely. Bright lemon/grapefruit with a bit of soft fruit. Some very lean pale malt and some crackery notes as well as the fresh hoppy notes. Clean and crisp with a nice lightly grassy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8379) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 27, 2014
> Dusty, dry no specialty malt, non-sticky grassy APA

[ Bottle ][ 22oz ][ Marché des Saveurs Montréal ][ $7 ][ Globe ][ 5/27/14 ]
>> Pours hazy, tons of bottle sediment in this one that I tried to get to settle down as much as possible. Color is a bright peach golden. Beautiful white rocky foam with good retention. Nose is squashy, mild sugar, salt, soap. Taste is dry and grassy, lightly bitter, quite soapy. No stickiness, no sugar, no astringency, no nuttiness. Clean on the bitterness side of things but body is too chalky, dusty for me. Nice to have a no-nonsense IPA but the way this beer presents I would push for APA. Got this out of the refrigerated section at the store and drank it immediately. No bottle date.

>!< a bit too chalky, dusty, soapy; could do without being bottle refermented

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Guava is puréed into plantain territory, and citrus fruit lead to coniferous resins for a highly drinkable, bright and perfumy India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the misty golden.
-While the aroma is as cleanly expressed as possible, it is also nicely restrained. This is not a gorgeous aroma because it is super intense. It’s gorgeous because it is clearly presented, very enticing and never becomes too much.
-Carbonation is frothy and soft. This doesn’t feel forced at all and is perhaps the feature that pushes this brew into world-class territory for me.
-The supportive pale malts offer a delicate roundness, and a touch of biscuity crunch.
-A few sandy, mineral edges add depth to the already salient hop character.
-Bitterness is not off the charts here, which facilitates subsequent sips and makes one want to stick to this brew for the evening.
-No need to look for complexity here; this is just pure hop clarity proposed within high drinkability. A truly enjoyable New World IPA, better than many PNW examples.

Bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 2014-04-XX. Had this on tap in Montreal and Aylmer twice in a month and both were significant improvements over the cask. In did not take detailed notes . Brighter crisper citrus character throughout. Lovely stuff, i ordered more. +1 to aroma, flavour, and appearance.

2013-06-01. Lightly hazy bright orange body small white head. 3+ Aroma of tangerine, leafy green undertones, bits of apricot/tropical fruit character. Flavour is pleasantly hoppy, decent citrus character, light green leaf, muted resin. Light yeasty character as it warms. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation is pretty nice for a cask, but I think I want it on tap. 7/3/7/3/16 On cask at Benelux, Montreal

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared at RBAG 2013, obtained in trade from Gikiniji-- thanks buddy! Hazy yellow with a dense white crown. Crazy dense hop aroma, pungent, resinous, with citrus oils too. Thickly hoppy-- this is like hop porn! This is what I expected from Heady Topper (Ferris and I chatted about this). Fantastic!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (6311) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
650mL bottle, pours a cloudy pale orange-tinted yellow with a small white head. Nose is full of citrus zest, floral hops, and dry crackery malt. Flavour brings out intensely floral hops, some dry citrus zest, more floral notes, and uber dry crackery malts. This is quite reminiscent of Hill Farmstead hoppy beers. Highly drinkable stuff. I could drink gallons of this stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle [660ml] c/o Glouglouburp. Pours golden-orange with a large semi-lasting fluffy off-white head. Nice aroma of resiny hops, also floral, and with a good amount of tropical fruit and citrus. Pleasant flavour follows the aroma and is quite easy to drink. Long dry bitter finish. Medium bodied. Great stuff and one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had from Quebec.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5706) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Bouteille de 660 ml achetée chez Veux-tu une Bière? (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblon résineux avec une pointe de fruit tropical. Apparence: La couleur est blonde avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pamplemousse, de pin et d’ananas. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #4984)


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