Gachupines (907) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, dark amber with a thick of white head. Aroma is a little vegetal and hoppy. Flavor is full hops, not overly bitter with a bit of sweetness in the finish. Complex, and somewhat difficult to unpack but very tasty.
Spab (2452) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clearish copper colour with good-sized, lasting, off-white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, toasty grains and caramel. Flavour is solidly hoppy with equal parts citrus and pine and pretty big maltiness, caramel and modestly toasty grains. Relatively lively carbonation. Nice.
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Slightly hazy copper-red with a thin off-white head. Solid aroma with expected big IPA notes - citrus, pine, caramel - along with some unexpected and more interesting ones - grilled peach, mint, aniseed candy. Medium bodied, enough to carry the flavours - roasted barley, toffee, grapefruit pith, pine resin, crushed mint - without being sticky. Finish is long and pleasingly bitter, but with a balancing sweetness to keep it from being too tongue-curling. Very good!
deepeary (128) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. BB 06.19.2016. Pours deep, almost brown amber, a bit hazy. Lots of light beige hear and lacing. Nose is hoppy, pine dominates, some citrus rind, floral and toasty malt notes. Taste follows the nose, nice lingering bitter finish. Not bad assuming this bottle is 4 month old. Would love to try it super fresh.
neuromatt (1168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-amber with a tall, frothy beige head that remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of pine and citrus peel; these are paired up with caramel, biscuit and peach. The flavour is very well balanced between piney-citrusy hops and toasted, biscuity, caramelly malts on the other. Notes of peach, honey and a touch of tropical fruit come through as well. The finish is long and medium bitter with pine and toffee. On the palate, it is medium in body with a milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a very nice IPA with American-style hops but more British-style malts. Very well balanced, very tasty. 2014-10-14
sudomorph (641) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy caramel colour with a one finger, khaki head that sticks to the glass. Aroma has great notes of resin, pine, citrus, tropical fruits, and a nice bit of bready caramel to round it out. Taste is a balanced bitter. Pine, resin, caramel, bread, and orange citrus with a resiny aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Medium resiny texture with a smooth carbonation and dryer finish. Overall a tasty beer. Solid flavours of pine and resin mixed with a good caramel and bread backbone.
hangunder (241) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells nice, sweet maltyness mixed with piney and oniony hops. Very much in the DIPA kind of style, at elast from the smell. Dark ruby color with a long lasting foamy white head. Tastes nice and smooth, more so than expected for the amount of aroma coming from this one. Upfront piney and sweet maltyness, finishes with some leafy hops. Creamy consistency, very well balanced even if these are not my favorite hops. Medium bodied and average carbonation.
roulio1978 (2) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée avec un trouble, belle mousse beige dense et qui se tient.
Nez puissant de houblons aromatiques avec belle présence de l'amarillo.
Goût fruité, houblonné, belle amertume qui dure en bouche.
Holmen1 (2546) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En deilig flaske med lekker humlearoma og -smak: rød grapefrukt, mandarin, litt furunål. Velbalansert og frisk - en ret lækker ipa! Cardinal, M2 sep-14.
MisoW (1508) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Salon piva 2014. Pours dark amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is floral hoppy, orange, grapefruit, honey. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, grapefruit, orange malty, tangerines.
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden. Off-white head. Complex aroma of Tokayer, sherry, American hops and alcohol. Fine IPA taste, with malt sweetness balancing American hops.