mathieuc (3375) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to "Justin" for this pint sized can, 9.0%. Pours a strong golden with a small offwhite head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of fruits, pine, very faint onions and alcohol. I say alcohol but this doesn’t feel at all like an headache coming and it doesn’t feel like 9% at all. Taste is slightly sweet, offers a piny (and moderately high) bitterness and more fruits. The sweetness I wouldn’t describe as caramel, more like a simple syrup. Pretty agressive but not from the alcohol, just from the constant beating of the hops. Body is moderate, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel is slightly syrupy and sticky. Intense drying alcohol. A pretty fun strong boost IIPA. For technical/social purposes I would go for multiple Headstock instead of one of these, though.
yourilevesque (1409) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un grand merci à Ju-Lo pour la dégustation! Un liquide qui coule lourdement dans ma tulipe. En le faisant tournoyer dans mon verre, le liquide me semble collant, résineux, riche et d’une rondeur décadente pour une IIPA. Le Citra joue un rôle de premier plan dans cette bière aussi près du conifère boréal que du fruit tropical. Astringent le tant au nez qu’en bouche, chargée d’agrumes et d’aiguilles de pin et ponctuée d’une pointe d’ammoniac. Toute aussi collante au palais qu’à la paroi de mon verre, de longues jambes sucrées coulent lentement, très lentement lorsque je repose mon verre sur la table. Capiteuse, astringent, punchée, une IIPA d’acier aussi facile à boire qu’elle est autoritaire!
thorongil2 (2433) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear, bright orange colour with a small white head; aroma of honey, stewed fruit; balanced flavour with a long medium bitter finish
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 ml can, canned on date of 08 April 2016. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a golden/orange color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) and pine hops, along with some caramel malt. For the most part I think the flavor is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some oranges and bready malt noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It’s also smooth and easy to drink. Overall I thought this was a good brew, next time I’ll have to try a fresher can. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to buy a can until last weekend since I hadn’t noticed it in the area before then. Definitely worth a try! $5.99 a single can.
drsordr (2376) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can pour hazy dark gold with orange hue and moderate white head. Nose mango, kiwi, floral, light resin and sweet malt. Taste moderate bitter bite up front, grapefruit, then tropical fruit, grassy, and light dank. Mid palate moderate balancing sweetness mixed with bitterness that lasts through the finish.
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from the LCBO with a 9% ABV. Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour with a warm cap, good retention and loads of thick foamy lacing. Aromas of full citrus and tropical fruits. Again in the taste, all very well-balanced with a soft dry bitterness in the finish. Grapefruits, oranges, very mild caramel. Yep, could drink many of these, as very nicely brewed.
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAY 15, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful murky orange body. The glass has a sudsy wash in it, as you go through the motions of drinking. Some spicy hops on the nose. Kind of like bar-b-q chips, crossed with garlic, all wrapped up in traditional citrus hop aromas.
Tastes are a blend of pine, and blood oranges. A bitter start, and velvety smooth finish.
Real nice, high quality brew. Pretty serious abv, so be aware when tempted to quaff this.
Kauge (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from LCBO. Canned a few weeks ago? Pours dark translucent orange with big beige-white head. Massive tropical fruit aroma, resiny, waxy. Starts off with juicy, jammy sweetness that lasts for, oh, 2 seconds, until it’s completely covered in resiny and almost herbal bitterness. A bit thin on the palate but otherwise excellent.
HippyHop (604) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice burnt orange pour with a fluffy cap that leaves some Peter North lacing (I hope I just ruined lacing for everyone forever). Nose is lots of fresh pine, but also lots of citrus (grapefruit/orange) and tropical fruit, caramel and burnt sugar, with a nice toasted element. Super fragrant nose, though the hops are more timid than I would like (see: my stupid name). Nice sweet, chewy caramel malt with lots of citrus hop punch and a bit of spice. Not too sweet, bitter or boozy, really nicely balanced. Dangerously drinkable IIPA.
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can; date looks like April 8, 2016. Hazy orange golden with an off-white head and a few large chunks. Aroma is resinous pine, spicy, and citrus hops. Juicy grapefruit citrus flavor, resinous pine again. An extremely tasty, fresh imperial IPA here.