GuillaumeCL (309) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
UM02 (268) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A heavy high alcohol beer with a variety of flavours perceptible such as coriander, spice and some grassiness in the malt. Some hop bitterness though at 100 IBU a lot less than I was expecting. Almost a bit too easy drinking for a beer of this style, it is a fine beer but I was expecting something a bit more out of the ordinary.
philbou (1) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lorsque l?on sent la biere nous avons une belle odeur de houblon. D?apparence ambre et opaque, cette biere a un excellent gout. Il faut vraiment l?essayer
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy thick, syrupy orange with a big creamy white head and decent lacing. Aroma is delicious, sweet and spicy hops and some malts. Body is juicy, thick and flavors brings citrus, sweet notes and some spicy malty hop blend notes as well.
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille de 750ml, robe orangée, arôme de houblon qui domine, goût d'agrumes et amertume soutenue.
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VincentDamon (149) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
rederic (2559) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.