Glouglouburp (5938) - 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 can’t give it a very low score because it is so clean and professional but this is pretty much the exact opposite of what I’m looking for in an IPA nowadays. A bottle given to me by my brother because he didn’t want it after he saw Muskoka employees pissing in the fermenters, but that’s 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.
fiulijn (14294) - 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.
Knappster (34) - - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled along with a few others but a zippy kick to it -old fruity notes - would try again - here with Paul C, big Al and Reid
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khays (48) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells sweet, woody and syrupy and almighty hoppy. Pours slightly cloudy and fold, slight white head.
Tastes malty and rich, buttery and sweet. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, bitter and slightly astringent.
Alpha10 (304) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/05/12 - Pours a translucent burnt orange colour with a frothy, off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is HUGE caramel, grain, pine, citrus and mild tropical fruits. Taste is sweet caramel, grain, pine, grapefruit, orange, citrus and mango/tropical fruits. Aftertaste is lingering caramel sweetness and bittering hops. Medium body with smooth carbonation and a long, drying finish. A great "go to" Ontario DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Red_hop_blue (1) - - APR 17, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much sweeter than the Mad Tom IPA. A little smoother drinking and not so bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gyllenbock (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bierkompass.de, March 2014.
Slightly hazy orange wiith a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, orange, grass and some mango. The finish was bitter. Not bad but it felt a bit "tired".
Oakes (12167) - 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.
BeerStoreDude (4) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow... intense hops to the nose, a power-packed grapefruit, citrus kick to the tongue! How bad boy is this beer? It’ll pull down your pants, steal your lunch money and hit you in the face with a dodgeball. And that’s after it makes out with your Mom and posts it on YouTube. Twice as Bad and Mad than we’ll ever be. One of the finest IPAs in Canada
samzim (141) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scent fruity scent of hops, lychee, and grapefruit. Clear honey colour. Fruity flavour of citrus on the front, with a bitter finish. Medium body with mild carbonation. A tasty beer!
ametras (324) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear orange with a thin off-white head. Aroma is lemon, caramel, bread and biscuit. Taste is citrus, pine resin, sweet malts, biscuit, grassy hops and alcohol. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.