ljthiessen (511) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, part of the Snowcase 2014. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a pillowy white head, not much retention. Aroma is mostly hoppy, resinous and light pine notes, with some sweetness and malt beneath. Taste is fairly bitter and hoppy up front with resin and some citrus zest, more sweetness and malt near the end, with a dry finish. Quite tasty, but not an outstanding DIPA.
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase 2014. Yellow colour, pretty clear. Small white head with a creamy bead. Citrus nose, some caramel malt. Taste has some sweet malts, faded hops. Grainy finish, mild bitterness. Doesn’t do much for me, tasted pretty plain.
Oldschool_Mike (73) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear pale straw colour. Aroma is piney hops. Taste is piney hops with a bit of citrus not much malt character. Really good IIPA.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
andrewturba (1073) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear gold with medium soapy white head and a healthy amount of lace. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, resin, and faint pale malts. Flavour herbal, resin, pine, medium high bitterness, some grainy backbone, touch of alcohol and a fairly dry finish. We?ll done and pretty smooth+balanced.
Reimer96 (1334) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear orangish yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit, light spruce and orange peel... Great complexity and balance. Taste is sweet pale malts, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and light tropical fruits but overall well balanced with the malt profile and a nice big balanced bitterness make this a great double.
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mmm! Has a nice hop profile with lots of citrus notes. Some very minor notes of wheat and malts back it up. Yummy!
reebtogi (4375) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger and a half of white creamy head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbal and fruity. Taste is a herbal hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and grainy malt sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not one of the better DIPA’s that I have tried, but decent enough that I would try it again in the future.
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of CapFlu, vintage bottle
Smelly sweaty hop aroma. It has a lean body, with good malt flavor, and still some hop resins and fruits; old but enjoyable.
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Vintage - Boozy caramel and barley wine like. Floating stuff in orange with a nice white head. Light caramel and a woody. Definitely past due but still not too bad.
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks Todd! Resiny pine, honey, grass, really pleasant despite the age. Cloudy yellow, low head. Minerally dusty base, light hay, plenty off grass and pine to balance. A bit of autolysis by now, but not severe. Dry body, slightly too light at this point, pleasant sparkly mouthfeel. Dry citric finish. Nice, must have been spectacular fresh.