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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (410) - Longueuil, Quebec, - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 Bière jaune orangée dorée, voilée de multiples particules, effervescence moyenne, large col blanc mousseux et persistant. Arômes principalement de houblon, surtout floral, mais on note également de l’herbe, de l’épinette et du pamplemousse. On peut percevoir aussi un léger malt grillé, caramel, un peu de céréale. Très beau nez, riche et appétissant, un peu timide cependant. En bouche, c’est pétillant sur la langue, avec une onctuosité intéressante au palais, une belle rondeur. Au goût, c’est le houblon floral qui domine, avec du pamplemousse et un léger caramel, mais on ne retrouve pas tout à fait la richesse que l’on avait au nez. L’amertume est modérée et fort agréable. Voilà donc une très bonne IPA, mais j’aurais personnellement aimé un peu plus de malt pour mieux équilibrer tout cet excellent houblon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1449) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Golden orange in colour with a good sized white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of tropical fruits, floral, some bread. The flavour is floral, some grass, citrus, some pine. Lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmargarucci (80) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Pours much lighter than I would expect, limited head. Aroma is pine and earthy hops. Taste is well balanced. Lots of pine, floral and earthy bitterness from hops contrasted by a light malt biscuit taste. Quite possibly my favorite non-american ipa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (6211) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
IPA Challenge at Cask Days 2014. top 3 of the day. maybe best IPA i’ve had on cask. big PNW hop nose & flavor, tropical & citrus fruits, juicy hops, grapefruit. realy nice. seek out

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (262) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
This has been a favourite of mine for a while now. Pour is hazy gold with a big foamy cap that fades but leaves great lacing. Nose is hop heaven: big citrus aroma, notably grapefruit, mango, pineapple and pine with some bready malt in the background. Taste is a chewy, bready malt, citrus, tropical fruit, with a bitter, spicy pine finish. This stuff is sublime.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (558) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
(650ml bottle from Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon) Pours a hazy medium gold with a big, pillowy but dense white head that lingers forever with lots of lace. Pungent nose loaded with hops: stone fruit, mango, dank wet pine and weed, and a little sweet pale malt for the core. Fantastic! On the palate, dank weed flavour, apricot, grapefruit peel, candied orange, lightly earthy, towards the finish joined by a tart almost berry-ish note and little floral/grassy flavor, malt is quite restrained and just softly sweet in support. Pretty dry on the finish, mineral rather than heavily astringent, dankness lingers, hints of Munich maybe? Light to moderate bitterness for the style. Lightish body with mouth-filling soft carb. Super IPA with a great balance of dank and fruity hops, a malt body that’s just the right weight to support them without ever stealing the show, and a perfect mouthfeel and bitterness for endless drinkability I wish I could have this in my fridge as a regular drinker.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Super hazy golden coloured body with a rich, thick three centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of deep floral and piney hops, perfume, grass, malt, alcohol and even more very fresh hops - nice! Medium-bodied; Very pungent and bitter hop flavours with a lot of depth showing grapefruit, citrus, pine and flowers predominantly with some subtle malt notes and a long-lasting grassy dry flavour. Aftertaste shows a perfect balance of malt and hops, all with some subdued malt, but a large hop presence coupled with a great layering of hop-based flavours makes this very nice indeed. Overall, a great beer - I wasn’t expecting it to be so good, but this one was a very nice beer and I wish I could be drinking this all the time; From the layers of hops and the balance, this beer just gets it right. I sampled this 66 cL bottle purchased from Marche des Saveurs in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 20-September-2014 for CA$6,99 sampled in my hotel room here in New York, New York on 08-November-2014.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (123) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle from local IGA. Aroma: citrus, peaches, tropical fruits, pines. App: Yellow hazy with small white head and lacing. Taste and palate: medium bitter. Light to medium body, a tiny bit oily, average carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Aroma is awesome, carbonation is perfect, love the persistent small bubbles in the head... and taste is really good. Not my first one and definitely the last one. Probably the best IPA in Quebec.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob6239 (645) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
On cask at toronto IPA fest. Great golden amber colour. Only a tiny bit of white head lacing glass. Big citrus aroma up front and taste reflects that too. Great medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (238) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Au départ, la couleur et la transparence m’ont surpris... Au goût, c’est vraiment très résineux, bien mordant, avec en finale l’alcool qui vient nous rappeler qu’il ne faut pas en abuser ;-) Sans contredit une des meilleures IPA brassées au Québec! Bravo!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (1266) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle shared at pre-BBF’14 tating at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Pours cloudy yellow. Nose is subtle stone fruits (peach & apricot) on top of a big malt backbone. Body is light, a bit watery, not even near the richness of the nose.

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