jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle in a stem glass. Pours hazy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of citrusy and fruity and floral hops, some pale and light caramel malts, hints of dough, and some alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness that is sort of taken away from by the alcohol on the finish. Average texture. If this beer wasn’t so alcoholic, it’d be great.
cargo150 (1238) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bel couleur dorée trouble avec un col blanc assez résistant. Une DIPA axé sur l’alcool,agrumes,résine,floral. Respectable mais sans plus.
Alpha10 (466) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/10/11 - Pours a hazy, burnt orange/amber colour with a thick, soapy, off white head that slowly reduces to a lingering surface film. Moderate lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, tropical fruits, citrus fruit and a touch of pine. Taste follows nose; sweet caramel malts, mango, peach, orange and mild pine. Mouthfeel is oily with low carbonation and a mildly warming finish (even though the booze taste is not present). Enjoyed all of the flavours, but I think the beer would have beer more enjoyable with more/sharper carbonation.
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DiscerninDrunk (48) - - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very hazy orange, thin dense white head with some lacing. Aroma of mango, resin, peach, plum? Body fairly thin for a big beer (rice has it making sense), mango up front followed by some pine, grapefruit, gets boozy fast, finishes fast, and fairly clean, given how boozy it is only moments before.
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Aroma of resin, pine, and some citrus. Booze as well. Taste is quite sweet, with light fruit notes (peach), and a clean finish with no booze or bitterness. Smooth body. Drinkable, but not my favorite 2xIPA.
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Pours really hazy orange with lots of small sediment. Very nice beige head and nice lacing. American strong ale in the nose, and ouble IPA in the mouth. Strong orange and mango from the hops. Only problem is that it’s a little thin, from the rice I suppose. But they tell you that up front, so it’s no surprise. Nice beer.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, rare foray to an LCBO that is not Embrun - this time 10th line. Cloudy medium to dark yellow, good size frothy white head with lacing. Fruity aroma, strong, with hints of sticky malt sweetness, some alcohol, and a hint of staleness. Nice tropical fruit taste - I love this hop, but it is better served with less body and alcohol. Tons of pineapple. Body is thick, in need of more carbonation - it is almost flat. Nice taste with a short dry papery finish. There is tons to like here, but when amped up this high and with this body, it detracts rather than adds. Anyway, happy to find and try this - love the label and name.
codfishh (159) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle, hazy golden color with a thin white head. Dank stone fruit aroma like over ripe peaches. Crackery malt flavor, big lemon lime hop flavor.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale orange cloudy/murky pour. The nose is bright and fruity. Orange and mango with a seam of sweet pale malt running through it. A bit of soft resinousness and a touch of pepper. It’s got a little bit of light fruit. There is a good balance of malt and hops with the sweetness balancing the fairly light bitterness. A touch of alcohol detectable on the finish but it helps lighten the body a bit as well. Pretty nice brew, really.
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle purchased at the Rideau & King Edward LCBO (Ottawa) on August 24, 2014. Murky copper, small head. Light hoppy arome, dry pin notes and bit fruity. Citrus and pin taste, but the alcohol overwhelmed it, sweet and sour bitterness. More like Snap, Crackle, Buzz!