manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at C’Est What? in Toronto. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange brown with thin off white head. Aroma is grainy citrus hops. Very bitter grapefruit citrus rind flavour, slightly citric but quickly overwhelmed by a boozy biscuit malt. The finish is a tad harsh and unrefined. It’s okay but a little raw.
JRock72 (605) - - JAN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber brown with small head that retains. Overall not bad. I liked the number 9 more. Probably wouldn’t buy a bottle of it.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes of earthy and grassy roots. I wouldnt go out of my way to get it, Its colour of a darker malts but its ok, nothing special
gregohp (5) - Tolosa, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2010 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at brewery. Nice hoppy aroma and taste. Balanced palate and standard appearance. Very nice overall.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. Great beer. Aromas of nuts, pine, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with a bitter bite, and a long finish. Palate is almost creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Amber, with a frothy white head.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[3146-20100719] Tap. Grainy citrus hops aroma. Slightly hazy, dark orange brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Very bitter grapefruit citrus rind flavour has a long Seville orange aftertaste. Full body is boozy. Wow, heavy and bold, a little too alcoholic.
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, served in an English pint glass. Pours clear dark amber with a thin remnant of white head. The head leaves behind a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has notes of grapefruit, pine, flowers, biscuit malts, spice and a hint of anise. The flavour is slightly sweet throughout, with a moderate bitterness that increases towards the end. It is also moderately acidic towards the end. There are notes of grapefruit and flowers. The finish is long, lingering tangy bitter. On the palate it is medium-full in body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is not a bad double IPA. It has a West Coast-style aroma with a flavour that is more English. It is reasonably well balanced and not as alcoholic as I would expect. Very well done. 2010-10-15
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at C’est What - came a crystal clear orangey/amber with a small white film that lasted for most of the glass. Aroma reveals some pine, an earthiness, sweet caramel malt. Flavours of green hops shine through, grapefruit pith, west coast-ish, but not quite - the caramelly body gives this a sort of Brit/US hybrid vibe. More on the Brit side, I’d say, and as others have noted, seems more like a strong ESB than a DIPA. Some alcohol present, but not overpowering. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Solid effort, but I prefer the regular #9 to this.
AWS9 (525) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Deep brownish-red, with a nice white head. Prominent fruity tones with a hefty hop hit. Has a decently smooth finish too considering all the flavours going on. Nice one.
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ Ces’t What? Appearance: Golden red, big brown head. Aroma: apples, bread, yeast, lemon, mango, varnish. Flavour: bitter at first, turning to pine, salt, varnish, a little alcohol with a long bitter finish.