probstblueribbon (2629) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle from Marche Omni, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep copper with a decent orange-tan head.
Aroma: Strange. Mashy, sweet, fruity, very malty, some resinous/leafy hops, a touch peppery, caramel/toffee notes, brown sugar and burnt sugar, vaguely spicy, kinda messy.
Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence, kinda syrupy but also a bit astringent.
Flav.: Strangely mashy/savoury with marmalade, pine, caramel, sickly sweet brown sugar, caramel/toffee, booze, fruitiness, more mash, all over the place; quite sweet with decent bitterness and a similarly messy malt finish, leaves a film in your mouth.
Not assembled well. Drain pour to avoid a nasty hangover.
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière de style IPA de 8.5% d’alcool, mousseuse et pétillante, bien houblonnée et amer.
Metalchopz (2022) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Marché Omni. Pours a dark amber colour with a big off-white creamy head that stays a long time and forms great thick lacing. There is a nice blend in the aromas going on, with the spicy hop, the caramel malt and some nice burnt smell. A beautiful warmth comes out in the mouthfeel, but no burns. Just smooth and oily. Again the taste is well-blended, with the toffee-caramel, the mild bitterness and the citrus-pine. Not for hopheads, but a very well-brewed warming strong IPA.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle from Marche Omni. Pours a really nice dark amber, slight haze and a perfect sized tan head with great retention. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is quite malty, slightly fruity, red apples, but not a whole lot of hops except for some British character. Flavour is quite nice, full and rich toffee caramalt body with a semi bitter finish. Not much hop activity to speak of except for some pineapple character. Slight booze character but nothing over-the-top, still fairly drinkable. Drink suspiciously like a Fuller’s Vintage Ale clone, and it’s actually a pretty good beer, just not anything like a DIPA. I’ll be fair though and rate it for what it is, not what it may claim to be.
matt7215 (2080) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared with jsprime. his bottle. pours chunky orangish brown with a lasting off white head. lotsa yeast and hop floaties. very muddled and seemling long in the tooth. not really an IIPA, has more incomin with a yeasty belgian ale. it drank like a belgian barley wine that started as a good recipe but had mutiple brewing flaws. meh.
DuffMan (5814) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The character on the label looks like my uncle Renaud, kind of. Pours a very hazy deep amber with a condensed off-white head that shows excellent retention and generates lovely lace. Aroma is very malty, bread and toffee. Flavour is similarly malt driven with tasty bready toffee enveloping citrus and hints of spice. Finish is quite bitter, but by no means achieving imperial levels. A very tasty American strong ale, but as an IIPA it probably wouldn’t cut it with most hopheads.
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [500ml] courtesy of Fred82. Pours a cloudy dark orange-copper with an average size diminishing foamy off-white head. Aroma: Hmmm, that’s not what I expected, It’s not bad but it doesn’t smell like a DIPA. There’s floral hops yes, but also spices (pepper mainly), pine, vegetables, cheese maybe and citrus fruit all backed by caramel malt. Bizarre. Flavour: Again, that’s a slightly odd flavour for a DIPA, it’s sweet, kind of spicy and piney along with caramel malt, some floral hops, alcohol and an average, somewhat long bitter finish. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel. Not on style and kind of weird but it gets an extra point for being drinkable with that high an abv and somewhat interesting. An O.K. beer.
SlovakSniper (2548) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Liquide orangé trouble avec un col de mousse blanc cassé. Le nez est houblonné (concentré d’agrumes et d’herbes) et doucement malté (léger caramel, léger pain). Le goût est aussi dominé par les agrumes et par le sucre d’orge. La finale offerte est pleine d’amertume de houblons floraux et résineux avec une présence sentie d’alcool.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish copper ale with a thick moka head. A pleasant herbal malt aroma with wafting alcohol, vinous notes, quite pleasant. In mouth, a rather malty interpretation of the DIPA, herbal and nutty, light sweet notes, sustained bitterness. Interesting.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:good hopy nose,grapefruit....
Appearance:clear orange,light head...
Flavor:good hopy flavor,floral and grapefruit...