Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - MAY 8, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Volo
Aroma citric, herbal with nettle. Malty backing. Late note of lime and alcohol.
Appearance medium white top with gold hazed base. Touch of amber.
Flavor and Palate : vegetal onion like front. Musky with hop backing. Beyond strange onion notes you will be greeted with heat of alcohol and citric hops. Could my sample be off?
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from Kenny Road Market: cloudy amber pour, big white head with lots of soapy stick. aroma of fruity, pine, dank. tastes are toasty caramel malt, herbal, grapefruit, pine, bit boozy. medium palate.
michcam8 (490) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the can. Murky dark orange color, with a little fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, and earthy somewhat metallic hops. Taste is earthy hops, sweet malts, and a bitter bite. Drying finish. Maybe an older can? Could not find a BOD. Not my thing.
drfabulous (6323) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can. Can’t read the date. Malty pine malt forward double IPA. Nice overall.
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet citrusy hops with a hint of mango and other tropical fruits. Medium carbonation, starts sweet, caramel, grapefruit juice. Dry with resiny bitterness at back end. Doesn’t feel like 9% ABV or as bitter as the 85 IBU would suggest. However, the high alcohol hits you like a brick soon enough! (canned 03/17/16, tasted 03/26/16)
czar (7470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can courtesy of mathieuc, many thanks bro! unclear light but bright golden with a very nice white head offering good retention and lacing. sweet tangerines, buttery melon, berry and mango fruitiness, toastiness - with some caramel unfortunately; lots of fruity sugars, tingling alcohol, lots of sticky resin. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; sweet and unbalanced citrusy-piney finish. under-attenuated, buttery over-ripened mangoes. meh.
Crockett (1076) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy honey with a creamy firm slightly off-white head. Decent streaky lacing. Looks pretty great. Nose is dull considering what’s written in the description. Notes of pine-needles, earth, and pot. A little sweet, but it’s quite well balanced for such a big beer. Alcohol is well masked behind sweet medium roasted bready malts, and tangerine and resiny hops. There were some cardboard accent in the offset which left quickly. Apricot and modest caramel in the finish. I could see two of these causing a lot of problems.
Nice to see Nickel Brook achieving balance in the big beer category. This is extremely good, even considering the $5/can price tag.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 16 oz can purchased at Andersons Sawmill
Appearance: Deep golden pour. Tiny white bubbles. Good Lace
Nose: Pine and citrus. A touch of acrid and funk.
Taste: Clover honey on the tongue followed by fresh pine forest and a touch of grapefruit
Body: Medium to lighter body.
Parting thoughts: Very nice IPA from a can. from Canada. That might be a first for me.
mathieuc (3176) - 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 (1230) - 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 (2216) - , 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