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

bottled
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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This hefty Double IPAís 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[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: "Iím not inducing my liver enzymes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 19, 2010
On tap at Brewpub
Aroma plenty of sweet malts , alcohol with solid hop backing.
Appearance slight haze on amber gold with lighter head on top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied , no surprise there, Plenty of malts abound with slight fruity feel. Clean hop above. Reminded me more of barley wine than double ipa as it is more malt oriented than hop. Neat strong brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with an average size semi-lasting creamy white head. Awesome aroma, quite citrusy and resiny -- thatís about it but I love it! Flavour is also super resiny and citrusy along with some alcohol and a long bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. A fantastic IIPA!


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