fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from West Coast Liquor, Burnaby
The cleverly hidden bbd says it should have been consumed before 18 Oct 2013
It pours a hazy orange-amber color with medium head. Some aroma of caramel and fading hops. Lean body, malty, not too sweet, with mellow caramel, pleasant fruity hops, a bit of sweet orange, correctly bitter.
A good beer although unfresh. I’m willing to try again the new batch.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber. Floral hop aroma, light sticky aroma. Sweet sticky with lots of fruity hops.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, grapefruit, earthiness, light orange zest and a hint of lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden amber I2PA with a thin lacing creamy off white head. In aroma, pungent catty and floral hops, meaty notes, biscuit malt. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with nice citrusy hops, resinous and piney, oily mouthfeel, light alcohol warmth. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Nov. 14 2012.
Bov (10933) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - clear bronze beer with a poor head retention; pine needles and resiney hoppiness; full-bodied and with some sweetness; chewy marmalade hoppy finish, notes of warming alcohol, almonds, honey and hay - lot of character
mcberko (10577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a fairly clear darker golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of residual sugars upfront, sweet caramel malts, oranges, and some citrus hops - uh oh, seems to one of those sugary IIPAs. Flavour confirms this, with an upfront flavour of orange soda, candied sugar, and then the hops show face, but they are restrained. Way too much residual sugar makes this one way out of balance IIPA towards the malt side. Strange - the regular Mad Tom is great, so I thought this would be a sure fire great IIPA, but nope - I much prefer the regular one. Flawed, but still drinkable.
Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle just arrived at the LCBO. A good drinking DIPA. Orange and tangerine, a complex and interesting melange. Smooth for a DIPA, not a palate eraser. Something I would certainly drink again, and again.Hazy orange.
shrubber85 (9464) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange-grapefruit malt and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-lime malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/pine flavor. Nice balance. Pretty tasty.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 2012-12-04. Quick notes. More bitter and stronger tropical fruit character, with more of an oily/citrus peel quality to it than in the bottle. On tap at C’est What, Toronto
2012-11-23. Crisp orange body, small beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite hoppy, grassy notes, fruity tropical fruit notes, citrus that is not quite grapefruit, tangerine. 7++ Flavour is similarly quite hoppy, lots of fruity hops, tropical fruit, mango, modest bitterness throughout. Alcohol is nearly invisible, lingering tropical fruit, modest bitterness.. 7+ Smooth average plus bodied palate is a touch lighter than expected, but adds to the drinkability. Pretty nice stuff. Bottle shared by Tupalev
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is bright and hoppy. Clean grapefruit and pine along with a touch of light spiciness. Some lean and light maltiness with a little touch of soft tropical hop flavour in the back as well. Well-integrated with a bright and citrusy hoppiness up front that is backed by some very light malt character. The hop profile is similar to the regular Mad Tom but there is a more tropical flavour in the mid-palate. It’s a damn solid DIPA.