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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Gatineau, Canada
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SCP (53) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
Alcohol, full body, sugar, fruity that all mix up pretty well. Bubblegum, the fruity aroma of that beer could be refined. A little soapy. I like that one cause she’s dirty! F*** yeah!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
papat444 (22) - Mercier, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
Thanks to hoppypocket for this extra. Poured from a 750ml. bottle, bottled Aug. 31 2011. Appearance: A very creamy head, 3-4 fingers strong with long lasting power. Body is a gorgeous hazy orange. Smell: Reserved at first but really opens up as it warms. Hops, grapefruit, orange pulp, a bit of oak and a mix of sweet & bitter. Taste: Spicy, citrus, burnt sugar. A bit sweet actually which overpowers the bitterness. Mellows as it warms. Aftertaste of grapefruit rind is nice. Mouthfeel: Low on the bitterness, surprisingly smooth and very well balanced. Overall: The alcohol is not felt at all. A nice mesh of sweetness and spices. Would have liked more lasting bitterness but i was still pleased with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3125) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
(75 cl) Une belle mousse blanche flotte sur un liquide profondément doré. Une dentelle s’installe avec parcimonie. Le nez est parfumé et boisé avec des touches florales et des pamplemousses trop peu démonstratifs. Les malts s’installent confortablement. Les saveurs sont lourdes par l’alcool, aérées par des notes florales, touchées par des céréales moelleuses et légèrement parfumées par des fruits tropicaux. En bouche, le liquide est bien charpenté avec un pétillement modéré et une texture huileuse. La finale est chaude et amère, intense en alcool et modérément expressive en houblons.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle...Aroma:Good tropical fruit aroma...Appearance:Hazy amber,good lacing white head...Flavor:good tropical fruit flavor,light caramel.....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3020) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle. Amber pour with white head. Aroma: Spicy earthy hops, soap, tropical fruits, light citrus and caramel. Taste: Nice hoppy bitterness along with some dark malts. The malts presence is not too intense. Palate: Very heavy IIPA and sweet. This is pretty much as good as it gets for a IIPA brewed in Quebec, unfortunately still a long way to american versions.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matt7215 (2169) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours hazed orange with a tan head. huge tropical fruit nose. great big hop flavour, not much malt backbone, highly drinkable. great IIPA from QC? who knew?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This hefty Double IPA’s plump caramelized cereals ably support citrusy and resinous hops from beginning to end, building a luxurious sipper.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slim veil of foam floats atop the cloudy amber.
-Carbonation is quite low, which makes the body feel even bigger than it is.
-Alcohol is not a bother in the flavor profile.
-The green hop resins in the finish offer plenty of bitterness, but the residual sugars are able to make it feel not too intense.
-This is a Barley Wine mouthfeel with Double IPA hop aromatics.
-A little more dryness would make this absolutely sublime to me. Then again, lots of Quebecers have a sweet tooth, so they are probably highly pleased by these sugary love handles.
-BdTemps have a knack for strong ales. Their lower abv beers are all good, but you can almost feel the passion in their strong ales. Great job!
-Strawberries appear once in a while when the green nature of the hops meet the brown sugar-like sweetness.

Bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
On tap at Brasseurs du Temps. The color is a hazy amber with a thick beige head. The aroma is of glorius hops and citrus fruits. The taste also of hops citrus fruits mostly pink grapefruit, with a touch of malt.The alcohol is not overpowering.The taste of the swwet bitterness stays in your mouth and that is a good feeling.This was an excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Draft: Poured a deep copper color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of piney and citrus notes are quiet intense and enjoyable. Taste is also a very good mix between some piney and citrus hops with a solid caramel malt backbone and a bitter finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Well brewed with intense hoppy notes veering on the floral side instead of pure bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2011 En fût au BDT. 9.5%. Bouteille 750 ml. Couleur ambrée-jaune orangé, mousse blanche. Arôme de houblon, de citron, de malt et d’herbes fraiche. En bouche, houblon frais, fleurs, notes de malt. Finale amère. Très bonne, l’alcool est très bien cachée par l’ensemble. Excellente bière.


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