RhetoricalAns (730) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy yellow pour, medium white head, minimal lacing. Lovely IPA, citrus and pine through and through. Medium body, a little bit of alcohol comes through in the finish but it is mostly a long lasting bitter ending.
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Candied apricots and caramel whip up a portly Imperial IPA, leading to a long aftertaste of resinous hops and alcohol warmth.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A generous head of foam settles atop the shiny amber.
-Aroma lacks hop brightness. It’s also a tad vegetal.
-Can’t find a date on the bottle, so no idea how fresh this is.
-This is a very decent strong ale, but it is weak as a Double IPA.
Atom (1973) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Smith, pours a hazy a beg with a large khaki head. Sweet aroma of caramel and toffee. Thick palate, sweet chewy caramel and toffee malt with light hop bitterness. Meh, not awful.
deyholla (9269) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Barley Brothers. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma is a bit muddled with musty grain, earthy citrus and grass notes. Flavor has some sweet citrus with grass notes, sweet grains and a hint of butterscotch underlying.
JanosX (49) - - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For a couple ipa it has a nice balance of grapefruit, sweetness and a hint of moss. Tasty, easy drinker.
Cunningham (6252) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours quite cloudy dark orange golden into the glass with a fine off white head. Ok lacing down the sides of the glass. A bit sweet dried fruity, toffee and hoppy aroma. A fine medium + body. A little bit unbalanced sweetness versus bitterness. Not cloying in any way. Just a bit to much over to the sweet side. Soft carbonation. Nice complex flavor with dried fruit, resinous, some pine, raisins and quite hoppy. Decent and ok dipa, although a bit to much over to the sweet side for my likings.
[Bottle from a trade with mcberko]
Canadian province #6
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a good amount of white head. Aromas of caramel and pine. Good bite on the first sip followed by the caramel. Has a good balance of bitterness but doesn’t leave a bad taste behind.
Ratman197 (12156) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, pine and light butter scotch. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Second IPA of the night and still shocked that it closely resembles the style. Piney with a little alcohol burn. Not expertly crafted but drinkable and pretty enjoyable.
pictoman (843) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the tap. Hazy yellow with orange tinge and white head. Very floral citrus aroma with mild hops. Flavour has more resinous and floral hops, but quite mild, a bit of funk and mild caramel malt. Medium body.