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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Halifax, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This full-bodied beer is brewed with ample amounts of premium Pacific northwest hops, and then heavily dry hopped giving this bold brew a big west coast nose. Double IPA delivers a huge amount of piny, floral, and citrusy hop aroma and flavour from start to finish that is moderately tempered by a sweet malt backbone. This is a TRUE hop bomb for TRUE hop heads.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dudebun (137) - - AUG 28, 2012
Bought the last bottle at the LC in Sydney River in early July 2012. Wasn’t totally blown away by it, but it was pretty good although I was expecting more. I guess I was hoping for more hop aroma... It was hoppy and bitter and malty and great but not double IPA hoppy enough on the nose for me. More on the nose would have been good. But it was fine. But not awesome. Decent. Would like to try it again. Maybe it was old, I didn’t check the best before date.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from the propeller. It pours light hazy deep amber with a decent white head. The nose is sweet, sticky, crystal malt, toffee, sweet floral, pine and mild stewed orange. The taste is bitter-sweet, toffee, candy, crystal malt, sticky, chewy malt, peppery, waxy citrus rind, floral stuff, stewed orange, piney varnish, resin and alcohol warmth towards the finish. A sweet and chewy. A little rough around the edges. Not great.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (106) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2015
500 ml bottle poured at Jonny’s house. Pours copper with a white head with lots of lacing. Lots of aroma on this bad boy; citrus, flowers, pine hops. Taste is sweet with a malty finish and a touch of bitterness. I think it’s drinkable but Jonny nearly spit it all over the floor. He’s a punk bitch though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1017) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Couleur jaune brumeux avec une mousse moyenne beige. L?arôme d?agrumes. Un peu onctueux en bouche, un peu sucré, avec les agrumes et une finition amer atténué part le sucre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DomD (169) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2014
Poured from 500ml bottle. Strong spruce and citrus aroma. Slightly cloudy amber, with white head. Has a strong bitter taste. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. I quite enjoyed this one, but it is not for those who don’t like the strong hop flavour.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Love this beer, bought in Canada, rich syrupy pour, creamy head. Hoppy but not overly bitter. High but malt. Love bris beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (303) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Sugary caramel nose with some lemon and some pine. Sweet malty taste and it follows with a medium hoppy finish. Medium body and carbonation. At first I wasn’t sure but it grows on you. Not bad!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2165) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
500 mL bottle. Hazy copper. Small white head. Brown sugar and hops in the nose.The flavour is really sweet. Too sweet. Something ain’t right. Doesn’t taste off, but too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2922) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from the brewery shop. Pours a fairly clear deep golden color with a smallish off white head that slowly dissipates leaving a light amount of stickies on the way down. The aroma is quite sweet and heavy with sugary caramel. Citrus and pine provide balance but this this one feels heavy and sweet like a hoppy barleywine. The flavor follows the aroma with lots of caramel and brown sugar offset with some earthy pine citrus and ethanol. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sticky almost syrupy mouthfeel. Feels like an IPA from the nineties, crystal malt sweetness light if any dry hopping. I can drink this but compared to some of the ipa’s out there now, I would choose something else.

I had to update this after noticing that the bottle I have was packaged in May even though I bought it two weeks ago at the brewery. It is possible that this is much better fresher, but right now the hop aroma is not strong enough to cut through the intense malt sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Aroma is roasty malts, earthy and clove hop character. Taste is rich sweet malts with a well balanced hop profile. Very nice fresh hops. Appearance is a clear brown /amber with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (9325) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a dirty dark orangey brown with a medium white head. Nose is very malty, with loads of caramel malt, syrup, candied sugar and resinous hops. Flavour is unfortunately the same, with a way over-malted body, some resinous and piney hops, and some residual candied sugar. Way too malty and sweet for my taste, but somehow you get more accustomed to it after a while. Off the mark, but decent.


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