rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orange some head lots lacing. Nose is floral with citrus hits. Aromas of peach, Cheerios, lots of pine and citrus hops. Medium body with lively carbonation. Tastes light sweet heavy bitter. Nice.
blankboy (6051) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a deep orange-amber with a small long-lasting frothy white head. Aroma is quite fruity, with lots of fruity hops, along with malt in the back and some alcohol. Flavour is also fruity and hoppy, a bit perfumy, and with some grain and alcohol. Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
neongolden (409) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 (Draught at Bryden’s, Toronto) Poured a hazy orange with an off-white head, sticky with lots of lace. Aroma of citrus-pine-pot hops with a bit of pit fruit, probably an interplay of the hops with a fairly hefty sweet caramel malt behind. Flavour is fairly hoppy, pine leading the citrus fruit chracters with some resiny character but there is still substantial caramel malt sweetness behind. Bitterness is fairly strong and piney from mid-palate on, though the malt carries through and it never gets terribly dry at the finish. Seemed to be just a bit of alcohol heat. Carbonation moderate, body fairly full and sticky. A pretty good big IPA, not obscene. Didn’t seem to agree with my stomach though - maybe a lot of unfermentable sugar?
BiggJonStudd (11) - - JUN 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from brewery. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Simcoe hops stand out and deliver a beautiful taste and aroma. Really enjoy this IIPA!!
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Volo. Hazy orange with a big, sticky, off-white head. Hippy aroma - mostly citrus. The flavour has more pine than citrus, and there is an earthiness in the finish. Nice bitterness.
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle – pours a rich hazy orange with a 2 finger white puffy cap which laces the glass unmercifully. Big aroma on this – pungent citrus-apricot bouquet over malt redolence and earthyness. Sturdy mouth feel, medium-dense body rich smooth silken rounded discernment with a bright hoppy-fruity character – for a DIPA this is rare but welcome. Flavour has a massive dose of non-cloying malt in fair balance with big pine-citrus-apricot hopping, the hopping on this big IPA is big but pleasant (85 IBU is tame by radical standards but it works here due to great balance and choice of hops and malts), no enamel-melting alpha madness here. The finish is long and rich with some increased bittering. Not a hint of the alcohol strength in aroma or flavor. The label warns against cellaring this big ale, I think that’s sound advice – you have all the elements that aging gives present in this big pale ale – smooth and rounded, alcohol hidden, good amalgamation of flavor. I suspect if you were to age this you would lose the bright citrus-apricot hoppy edge to it. All in all one of the best DIPAs I’ve sampled – big, balanced, ready to drink.
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a cloudy orange with lasting white-ish head. Aroma is pot-like hops and caramel. Flavour is big resiny, citrusy hops with modest caramel. Easy drinking for ABV. Nice.
Ferris (4162) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Pine on the nose. Cloudy orange with a thick head. Piney and a little cant sweetness, with a well balanced bitterness. Great double IPA.
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jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013-05-05. Hazy dark pastel orange nice creamy off white head and lace. 4+ Flavour has tons of nice orange citrus, orange peel. Moderate bitterness throughout, light alcohol in the finish. 8+ Pithy sweaty orange citrus and moderate alcohol. 7++ Average plus bodied palate modest carbonation. Alcohol grows slightly as you go. Wow!
GRM (2987) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, via Karl Probst (Danke!), savoured on May 11 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, no effervescence, nice tan head, nice lacing; nose: tangerine, resinous hops, pine, orange, light caramel; mouth: tangerine, resinous hops, pine astringency, orange, light caramel, dry finale in resinous hops with light presence of alcohol, medium-full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: nice surprise
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, via Karl Probst (Danke!), savourée le 11 mai 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse fauve, bonne dentelle; nez : tangerine, houblon résineux, pin, orange, léger caramel; bouche : tangerine, houblon résineux, pin, astringence, orange, léger caramel, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec légère présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : belle surprise