Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A sugary boozy bitter golden IPA. High aggression, low drinkability. Meh.
How: Bottle 341ml, consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase.
The look: Shining clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention.
In long: The predominantly hoppy nose is grassy+citrusy and also a bit sweet. Not fresh aromatic citrus fruits here, more like dried fruits and candied fruits. In mouth the beer is very clean, polished toasted sugary malts, a bit too much residual sugars for my liking, alcohol is very much apparent (feels more than 8.4%), resinous hops that are part-grassy part-citrusy part-conifero. Brutal bitterness augmented by the alcohol bite. Seems like crystal malts were abused in this one. Feels like intensity was the goal in the creation of this beer, how to make a simple IPA as aggressive as possible while keeping the abv relatively low. Drinkability is unacceptably low for a beer of this style and gravity. I canít give it a very low score because it is so clean and professional but this is pretty much the exact opposite of what Iím looking for in an IPA nowadays. A bottle given to me by my brother because he didnít want it after he saw Muskoka employees pissing in the fermenters, but thatís not true, my brother is a pathological liar, even worse, all this story is not true, my brother never told me that, we are all pathological liars in my family.
shdougan (27) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is easily one of the better imperial IPAís I have ever had. Pours a hazy pale gold and has aromas of pine, citrus, and a whole lot of grapefruit. Itís a medium bodied ale with a light fizzy carbonation. The grapefruit really shines through upon tasting. Thereís a perfect balance of malt and bitterness with a nice long finish. Very fresh tasting, no boozy flavor whatsoever.
JoeZasada (291) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber, slightly hazy with supended hop particles, thin but lasting white head. Moderate carbonation. Spruce hoppy aroma. Taste is bitter, with spruce tones, over a sweet, thick malt base. Finish is bitter, with spruce and grass notes, and a lasting hop bitter burn. Very good.
Ratman197 (10192) - 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.
manuelMTL (155) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is slightly hazy orange. Strong caramel malt sweetness in the nose with some vanilla. Fruit aroma is grapefruit. Lots of pine and grassy hops. Strong resinous hoppy bitterness on the tongue. Strong sweet malt backbone with some fresh bread notes. Heavy brew. Fruitiness balances the bitterness with grapefruit and mango flavors. Chocolate and toffee notes at the end. Good brew!
gregorymconway (137) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO. Light copper transparent body with very thin head. A hop profile on the nose that hits you from feet away. Noble hop: pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral bouquet. Very well balanced and intergrated for being double dry hopped and 8.4%. The hops are intense on the nose, however on the palate you can really get the hop nuances. Earthy, pine, grapefruit, subtle alcohol notes.
plaugher (202) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle into a tumbler. Clear copper pour with a fluffy off-white head. Woody, grassy nose and a touch of citrus. Crisp and pleasant, alcohol well-hidden; light bitterness in the finish. Very pleasant!
veronneaupy (175) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Au nez, on sent une belle amertume, le miel/sucre avec un odeur de riches grains. En bouche, c'est riche et enveloppant. Je les aime plus fruité/floral que ça, mais j'apprécie tout de même le produit. La finale est alcoolisée et longue.
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Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper orange with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit and blood oranges. Bitter finish.
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from lcbo. Pours a dark gold amber colour with a white head. Light caramel, lemon aroma... Medium body, medium carbonation. Caramel, marmalade, lemon, pine, wood, grapefruit... Good, not too sweet, nice.
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Karol (664) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at the LCBO in Toronto/Canada. Overall a mind-blowing dIPA for me! The brew has it all. Malt, hops and bitterness aroma and taste perfectly balanced with a hidden alcohol character plus a bunch of fruits, citrus and grapefruits mild flavor. An excellent dIPA.