Sam_Sicotte (33) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odeur de fruits et de caramel ainsi que d’herbes. Col blanc, robe opaque et doucement orangée. Le goût est fidèle aux arômes. Pas une double IPA typique mais tout de même satisfaisante. Rafraichissante malgré la forte teneur en alcool qui bien que perceptible en bouche demeure assez bien masquée.
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale amber with a large white creamy head. Aroma is resin, fruity, flowery with a hint of caramel. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. In mouth is almost only hoppy. Resin with a long lasting bitterness. Some caramel malt at the end.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-03-22. Hazy dark orange, small beige head. 3+ Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light alcohol and grains. Flavour is similar, sweet caramel malt, light grains, muted leafy green hops. Light bitterness in the finish, but the main character is sweet caramel malt. Pleasant, pretty mild. It is enjoyable, and not super hoppy, though it grows a bit as you go. Enjoyable. Perhaps a bit old, but I seem to have enjoyed it more than many others so who knows. Bottle, a few months old from Dépanneur Tout-Près, Levis
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish blonde with a thick, persistent white head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Smells like hops, very herbal. Tastes like grains and sweet caramel. Light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Body is full, slightly creamy thanks to the head. Very easy-drinking double IPA that just may be a bit lacking in bitterness. Nonetheless, it’s a very fine ale.
UM02 (290) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe not what some would expect from a double IPA but judged on its own merits and not on expectations I think it is a quite nice beer. As many mentioned, the malt taste is sweet with a little bit of alcoholic heaviness. The hop bitterness is quite present at all stages of drinking but it is a very mild subtle type of bitterness that in my opinion combines well with the sweetness. The aftertaste is very long lasting. Tends towards a hybrid beer style as opposed to a pure DIPA but nothing wrong with that.
theGarethLewis (17) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet molasses in the aroma, but still some zest.
Deep orange: looks nice.
Sweet and tart, but bitter. Not as bitter as I’d expect from a double IPA. Finish is bitter at first but lingers a long time with strange sweetness.
Has a strange mousse-y sensation on the palate (once the sharper notes are done).
(The label has been changed since the current image - no longer says "Bière Saisonnière")
VincentL (261) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-Brun avec un belle mousse. Une bel odeur de sucre et de pin. Alléchant, j’étais prédisposé avant la première gorgée. Plutôt doux en bouche pour une Double IPA. Équlibre amer-sucré à l’avenant mais j’espérais plus corsé. Ni très mince ou épais, arrière goût plaisant. Se laisse boire en douceur. Pas mal du tout au final mais pas tout à fait dans l’élite.
rejtable (1124) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Kind of interesting taste, but not sure it fits the profile at all. Pretty much all sweet malty with maybe a hint of peach or lemon. Not much hop in it at all, a bit in the end. All in all not unpleasant, just not what I’d expect.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Deep clear copper with a decent lasting frothy beige head. Sweet and floral, a hint of spoilt milk. Taste - not bad - a bit earthy, very grainy with baker’s chocolate and dry spice - a solid 7+!! Average body, mild carbonation, not a lot of up-front malt, or acidity - and not really hoppy at all, but I’m not sure this is supposed to be a DIPA - longish gritty herbal finish. I enjoyed it, not sure what it was though.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
#1158 bottle; nose is mediumdry grass, celery, later sweet lemon, feel is mediumbroad, carb is mediumweak, taste is mediumsour lemon, little leaves, later sweet wet hops note