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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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For the hop lover in you, this 100 IBU beer uses Columbus and Amarillo hops which exude explosive aromas of citrus, cherry, oak and rose water. Sweetness mingles with alcohol and hops in a lenghty aftertaste.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
This is a stunning IPA from a great little brew pub in Gatineau. Most of the brewpubs in and around the Ottawa area offer up embarrassingly bad beers, but these guys have a few very good offerings that are now available in bottles at stores around the area. The beer itself has a wonderfully bright nose, with plenty or aromatic hops, citrus, some pine needle and a touch of sweetness. The colour is pretty typical of any IPA, with a nice deep golden hue and a beige head that dissipates slowly as you drink it. The taste is truly among some of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. At 10% it’s a very hefty beer even for an imperial, splitting the line somewhere between a DFH 90 minute and a DFH 120 minute. In that regard, the balance is almost perfect. The alcohol is very well integrated, and not really noticeable due to the crisp finish provided by the intense hops, and the excellent balance of sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side, but it suits this beer perfectly. Anything with this much alcohol and hops needs a heavier feel to it, and this delivers without feeling overly sweet or sugary. Overall, this is one of my new favorites, and comes strongly recommended is you happen to be in the area. Strangely, I feel it tastes better from the bottle than it does served at the actual pub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bouteille de 750ml, robe orangée, arôme de houblon qui domine, goût d'agrumes et amertume soutenue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VincentDamon (370) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Cette bière à 10% d’alcool vaut vraiment l’essai, même si son prix est plus élevé que la moyenne à Québec. Chapeau à cette microbrasserie qui est maintenant dans mes top 3 des microbrasseries du Québec : j’ai goûté quatre produits fort différents qu’ils proposent et aucune fois je n’ai été déçu. Couleur blond ambré, mousse épaisse et persistante ; j’adore. Parfum d’eau de rose, de cerises, de pamplemousses, de mandarines. Goût complexe, fruité, finale houblonnée très intéressante. D’ordinaire, j’aime plus ou moins les bières trop houblonnées et j’ai hésité à acheter cette IPA impériale. J’ai toutefois adoré la finale et elle est forte mais très bien balancée. J’ai savouré ce nectar dans un verre tulipe. Excellent produit! Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3097) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
750 mil bottle from brewery, bottled 11/08/31#1038, cool, tulip, shared with brother. Hazy orange amber with a so so off white head. Lots of citrus and resin, berry notes, slightly woodsy, bitter green herbs, Saison funkiness (odd), a little sweet maltiness, not as expected. Medium+ body, vivicious effervescence. Strong Saison funk with bitter green herbs, sweet, fruity malts, big citrus peel, not at all what I expected; sweet with good bitterness, booze, and a long fruity, funky finish. Devilish indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6133) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
December 6, 2012 - on draught at Les Brasseurs du Temps. Reasonably hazy amber-gold with an average but lasting thick creamy off-white head. Aroma - a bit boozy, lemon and tangerine zest, quite sharp (8-). Taste is quite strong - a nice solid fruit-sweet malty backbone to frame strong citrus light pine bitterness and quite a bit of alcohol - very ear-warming. A bit boozy, strongly bitter, solid carbonation, some astrinency, dry grapefruit pith finish, a little sweet in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3088) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
750ml bottle, amber color, with a beige head, nice yeasty fruity stewed apple, faint crusty apple pie nose, with some mild floral fruity candied lemon, grapefruit peel hop notes, with some orange marmalade, leafy, grassy accentsm within a subtle toasted caramel malty aroma follows through on a medium-bobied palate with a nice warmth mild yeasty fruity apple sauce, good flowery candied peach, orange, lemon peel, leafy, grassy hop character, with some toasted, caramel, biscuity flavours, and with a light toffeeish backbone, leading towards a warming, soft maltiness, intense zesty, lime, lemon, grapefruit rind, lingering piney, leafy, grassy minty hop bittering finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Glass, poured at La Saint-Bock - Montreal, QC. Strong, grassy lupulin and pot aroma. It really puts forth a grassy essence, as does the flavor. Dry, tropical hops are paired with grating, broken chlorophyll tones. This is a little coarse and brusk, focusing on the bitterness and less on the dankness of hop flavors. T’wasn’t unpalatable though and made for a nice, hoppy introduction to a warm Montreal evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
Superbe bière trouble, couleur de miel et coiffée d’un épais col crème marquant le verre d’une opulente dentelle. Des arômes fruités de caramel, puis la chaleur de l’alcool avec un agréable passage floral. Solidement amère, sans trop de sucre résiduel. De corps solide, crémeuse elle est moyennement effervescente. Elle se termine sur une longue fin amère et doucement aromatique.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2061) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy/murky golden. Minimal head. Aroma is of citrus, acidity. Taste is of citrus, weird malt, alcohol. Overall: Maybe I have to re-rate in the future, but for now I would say this beer tastes weird, which is no compliment.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2012
750mL bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy reddish copper colour with some thick white head that dissipates slowly. Smell is sweet, but clearly balanced with some hoppy goodness, lots of citrus and something a little floral. Palate is fairly thick and a bit oily, slightly lighter than average carbonation. Taste is initially a bit sweet, but then the bitter hops roll in and just lingers for a long while. A bit of a warming alcohol sensation in the throat. Excellent for summer, but I’d drink it year-round.


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