HippyHop (80) - CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the second brew Iíve tried from these guys and both have been spot on.
Lord itís pretty. Nice colour, great cap, with a creamy, steamed milk sheen. Beautiful lacing. Lots of malt on the nose, pine and sweet citrus too. Taste is a rich, syrupy caramel malt, a bit of spice, orange, pineapple, grapefruit rind and pine. Finish is dry with a really nice, subtle (read: dangerous) warm alcohol undertone. Great DIPA. Great label art too, and appropriate since this is a big beer.
Randy4Beer (158) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful pour with a nice dark amber body and soft white pillowy head.
As soon as uncorked the aromas started to fill the room, with citrus hops and a light caramel.
Tastes begin with fairly bitter hops on the front of the tongue and then immediately slam into caramel malts,with a sweet cracker finish.
Overall this might be the beer with the fastest taste transition from hops to malts as it moves through the mouth that I have ever experienced. Might be ready to declare this one the most balanced IPA I have ever drunk.
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Shared from a bottle it is a golden color with a slight head, The aroma is floral and the taste is bitter with a grapefruit flavor that lingers on the palate.
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 650 ml bottle shared in Jackson, WY. Pours a clear light copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and spruce resins. Very bitter finish.
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong bitter. Powerful hop aroma. Heavy body for an DIPA. Sweet with deep complex malt flavor. Wheat flavors. Clean finish.
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Third one from this brewery. Pours a clean amber colour with a creamy warm cap that has great retention and loads of lacing. Sweet fruity nose with grapefruit, mild grass and other citrus. Well blended fruits in the taste with nothing really standing out more than other. Not too crazy bitterness and dryness. Goes down quite well because of this, as alcohol is well-hidden and seems more like a stronger IPA (then average), than a full Imperial one.
pushkinwow (1996) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Light hazy amber with a generous white head. A fair amount of grapefruit and mixed citrus hops with a slight astringency, mild caramel malt, light booze, some grass, moderate carbonation and body, bitter and somewhat dry on the finish with a peach and grapefruit finish.
Bendrixian (1097) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canít believe Iíve never posted a rating on this guy before. Pours clear with coppery colour. Aroma is hops and resinous. It is made in a resinous, bitter and loaded with hops kinda style. Decent length but is very sticky. Good stuff though.
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from the lcbo shared with Steve
Pours a dark yellow with huge stick white head
Not much of a hop aroma at all
Taste is bitter sweet more malt then hops but pretty good overall
flip_soeperman (586) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A yellow clear beer with big white head. Beer is medium sweet and medium bitter. Some breadiness and raison in there. Or it was an old bottle, or it is just not that great.