xav_lefridge (32) - Quebec, - MAR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
La IPA Américaine de Pit Caribou est orange, un peu trouble et à la mousse fine qui colle bien au verre.
Le nez me rappelle la Double IPL de Jack Abby’s, ohh doux souvenirs.. De la salade de fruits, ananas, papaye, bref c’est tropical !
Le goût ne suit pas tout à fait le nez. L’amertume frappe le fond de la langue en entrée. C’est très, très, très floral, avec un peu de sucre qui adoucit le tout. Elle devient plus fruitée à 9-10’C, c’est tout à notre avantage de la laisser patienter un peu !
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle from Dépanneur La Duchesse d’Aiguillon in Quebec City, Quebec. Golden orange in colour with a lingering white head, good lacing. Aroma is of pine, grassy, some citrus and malts. The flavour is of citrus hops, pine and cedar, resinous, grapefruits. Thick mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long with lots of citrus hops. This is a big IPA that has tonnes of flavour. A very good American hopped IPA.
jksipa (635) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange amber with a small lingering off white head. Strong citrus and pine nose with some light caramel and honey. Light toffee sweetness under a big bitterness of citrus and tropical fruits. Floral hints rise as it warms. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation and a long lingering bitter finish. True to the style.
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz fresh bomber from Youri Levesque drunk 10/18/15.
Light amber liquid shows very little carbonation building a small white head that is poorly retained. Very clear, nothing on the bottom. Uh oh, seems rather filtered/force carbonated.
The nose contains dank, deep forest-like hop notes pitted against more aggressive grapefruit and pine. Caramel and vanilla in the background show a bit more use of non-pale malts than I’d prefer (ie. any use at all). No alcohol or flaw.
Sure enough, a rather lazy, loose carbonation in the mouth, with a bit too much sweetness, dry toffee and almost sourdough-like maltiness clashing with the resinous, pine and grapefruit laden hoppiness. Iced tea-like flavors and even a passing bit of metal? Doughy yeast notes do not seem fresh or charming here. Caramel, grapefruit, resin. End. Hey Pit Caribou, 2004 called, it wants its IPA back....
mmahut (1695) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber orange body with low head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple, mango. Taste has very high fruity bitterness. Earthy. Peach, tangerine. Long lasting oily bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation.
Gurthnar (4065) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting. Really good classic IPA. All about the hops, intense, juicy, tasty.
Saeglopur (1431) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava Tasting, thanks!
Amber, hazy body, with a quite small, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, orange zest, some biscuit.
Taste follows this, with a pretty strong, dry bitterness.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes very bitter, very dry, zesty, a bit piney, a bit herbal.
Nice one. Lots of fruity hops, but too bitter and dry for me. I prefer it more balanced. Still a very characterful IPA.
rusos (373) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour. Aroma mostly hops, fruity, resiny. Some bisquity notes. Taste is hops, brutal bitter. Maybe a bit harsh. Overall good one.
Cuso (6846) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting, Gurthnar’s place, kindly donated by Puskhinwow. Hazy amber orange color with medium white head. Strong citrus hoppy aroma with caramel. Strong hoppy taste with caramel malt, spices. Long hoppy bitter finish. Very good.
Werckmeister (1506) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle shared by Cuso at Bratislava RB Tasting, big thanks. dark orange hazy color, small white head. smells pines, light sweetness, citric, light grass, obvious malt backbone. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, some sweetness, fruits, rather soapy, grass, herbs, some spices. finishes with pines and herbs and some citric notes, rather bitter. hops a bit oldish. rather soapy. overall decent.
MisoW (2617) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Joined Slovak&Austian ratebeer session 10/2015. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of orange, malt, caramel, honey. Taste is bitter, medium sweet, extra hoppy, honey, orange, some vegetables. Extra bitter aftertaste.