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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: 73   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - 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 (2820) - 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 (2514) - 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 (2109) - 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 (7523) - 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 (716) - 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 (4490) - 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 (1404) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
On tap at BDT.
Appearance : Hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Great malt with great floral and fresh hops. Really nice nose.
Taste : Nice white sugar with fresh citrusy hops. Leafy and floral too. Quite malty. Finish malty and hoppy. Quite bitter and rather warm. Quite fruity.
Overall : Nice stuff. Sharp bitterness. Very nice hops and nice malt. Great balance between hops and malt. I like that there’s not too much caramel. Among the best Quebecois IPAs. Very tasty. Awesome nose.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2153) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Great beer. I had it at lunch. Pours a cloudy/opaque golden yellow with a big frothy head and great lacing. Aroma is citrus/grapfruit coming from a boatload of hops. Taste is a punch in the mouth of citrus/floral hop bitterness with a smoothness of wheat and hop. Reminded me of Pliny although it’s been awhile. I’ll be back.


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