Oakes (15457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellowy-amber, slightly hazy. Thin head. The aroma is sweet and a bit gluey. Sweet and a little bit crackery. Lots of bitterness but just heavy malts and old, dull hops.
mcberko (13858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), pours a murky dark orange with a small off-white head. The nose is moderately hoppy, with some tangy fruits and feint caramel malts. Flavour is sweet and tangy - honey coated tangy fruits on top, with low-to-medium hoppy notes to follow balanced by some caramel malts - tangy, honey-like finish. Not so assertively hoppy for a IIPA, but a medium bitter finish. Solid.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish orange amber ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, pleasant and floral hops, orange pulp, green hops pellets, resinous and pinhey. In mouth, a sweet Imperial IPA with good hoppinh, grapefruit notes, hops not overbearing, pinhey, smooth, easy to drink. On tap at brewpub Nov. 30 2009
Sammy (11041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Colombus and Amarillo hops, a good hop mix. A bit of odd sweetness however. Boozy, is it 9%? Decent drinkability.
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010-03-08. Lightly hazy golden yellow body, white head is modest. 3+ Pleasantly hoppy aroma, grassy, light grapefruit, citrus. Flavour is similar, hoppy, grassy and modest citrus, mild alcoholic undercurrent is restrained but ominous. Citrus slowly grows as you go, and the threatened alcoholic kick does not really appear. 7+ Average plus palate is nice but a touch light for the beer. Pretty solid. I prefer this to their other IPA offering a lot. On tap at the brewpub, Gatineau
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5879-20131004] Tap. Light orange cherry fruit aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter fruity yeast flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(@ brewpub, Gatineau, QC)
Overheard: "I’m not inducing my liver enzymes.
douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a mostly clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A rich caramel and green hop nose. A nice flavor of very sweet hops, candy, light caramel, lingering bitterness. Perfume.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught at the brewery. copper with slight haze, nice head. hint of caramel malts, floral and citrusy, medium bodied, long finish. very nice hoppy profile. good hop-malt balance, hint of sweetness and warming (not overwhelming) alcohol. great brew!
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A touch off-balance but still quite drinkable. Pours amber with great head and lacing. Citrus hops head with booze and malt. Finishes bitter and sweet. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub.