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!!
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Jon Kotyck. Thanks man! Hazed golden with a lasting white head. Huge saturated simcoe nose. Leans malts, huge hop flavour, decently bitter but it’s more balanced then bitter. Really good!
pootzboy (1570) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale orange pour with a thick tight white head. The nose is awesome. Juicy citrus and lemon/grapefruit. A bright fruit citrus. Assertive hoppiness and a touch of pepper. Clean malt base with a load of expressive juicy citrusy hops. Delicious.
cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Probst for this gem. Pours a light golden yellow with a moderate frothy white head. Aroma is big citrus hop with some subtle pine. Taste is a beautiful citrus hop bomb with a smooth earthy malts. Want more.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Colin! Huge citrus hops and grapefruit in pleasing aroma . Medium orange, fluffy white head . Lovely huge citrus taste . Alcohol present and punches you in the face . Huge hop bitterness . But if a house nickel taste , not a bad thing . Long hop burn linger . Is there a better double ipa made in Ontario? Not sure . This more than holds its own with the classics . Really nice job folks .
jercraigs (7319) - 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!
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5341-20130505] Tap. Sweaty pine tree sap aroma. Murky, orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter evergreen resin hops flavour has a long bitter finish. Medium-full body. Lovely bitter brew, very well-balanced. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Ferris (1868) - 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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Spab (2093) - 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.