Alpha10 (333) - Ontario, - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014/07/08 - Pours a transparent, orange/copper colour with a large, frothy off white head that dissipates slowly an leaves ample lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus fruits, biscuit and mild caramel. Taste is light citrus, pine, and mild biscuit notes with a solid caramel backbone. Moderate to high bitterness and moderate sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with average carbonation and a bitter, earthy/metallic aftertaste. The metallic notes in the aftertaste were a little off-putting, but overall it was an enjoyable DIPA.
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deepeary (111) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from the LCBO. BB Nov 14 2014. Lots of floating matter at the bottom of the bottle. Pours an apricot colour abundant white head, which dissipates after a minute or two..Nose is all tropical fruit and pine sap. On taste, first the deep fruity notes hit, followed by assertive, lingering bitterness. I get some brown sugar and toasty malt flavours. Not a bad IIPA.
HopsandBolts (73) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy pale amber colour with over two fingers of dense white head that last for quite a while before slowly fading and leaving a considerable amount of lacing in the glass.
Aroma: Hops, citrus, banana, malt, wheat, sugar.
Flavours: Malt, barley, caramel, biscuit and light hops.
Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy.
Overall: Although hops comes through in the aroma, malt is the main thing coming through in flavour. I donít mind this as I like malt just as much as hops. However, someone hoping for a hop bomb might be disappointed.
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark yellow pour with a frothy head. Nose is hops and citrus. Flavor is medicinal with some nuttiness, hops, pine, and a bitter finish. Not a lot of malt balance here. Wouldnít drink again.
HippyHop (109) - 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 (173) - - 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 (951) - 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 (3260) - 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 (2285) - 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 (2009) - 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.