VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
625 ml bottle. Pours a very foggy orangeish amber with a nice white head. Smell is very citrusy. Taste is a lot of caramel, biscuits, cereals, and malt. Finish is a very solid amount of citrusy bitterness. Well balanced finish, good cascade kick at the end. The more it goes down, the more bitter it gets. Medium to strong body, sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Very solid brew.
Kavu (1568) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l bottle @ Harry’s. Pours cloudy amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts with plenty of fruits. Flavor is very soft malts with some fruits and a hoppy finish. Extremely easy double IPA. Very good.
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice amber pour, with a small head. Hoppy nose with a malty finish. Although it has a high ABV, does not take on the usual characteristics of an imperial IPA. A nice sipping IPA for those with a particular affection for malty beers.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4849-20121007] Bottle. Light malty toasted grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Boozy heavy fruit flavour. Full body. Interesting to sample. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(c/o tuqueboy, w/ him, jercraigs)
jhamp9 (754) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper pour with a really nice off white head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is apricot, pineapple, some pine, and a lot of malt sweetness. Dry finish. Pretty good.
thorongil2 (662) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) clear honey amber, tall amber head; aromas of stewed fruit, citrus; rich balanced flavour; not a very strong imperial IPA but a tasty one nevertheless
lukin (337) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Taste is on the sweeter side, sharp hop finish. Good, but not the best of the style.
Aubrey (3347) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but it had some odd flavor combinations, such as the tropical jam vs. the English-style, toffee-ish malt flavors. Plus it drifted too close into barleywine territory. Hop aromas were restrained. The twist-off cap (under foil, no less) was really sad, and I’m convinced that it caused the oxidized flavors reminiscent of musty cardboard and damp earth. Maybe one day I’ll get a fresher bottle and rerate (got this one in California).
cyrenaica (941) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9.3% ABV (as marked on bottle)
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet
September 29, 2012
Part of the Fall 2012 Shipyard feature at the LCBO. The beer pours a hazed reddish-orange with a 1/2" light tan head. Aroma is tropical fruits, lots of citrusy hops, and pine. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour weak grapefruit hops, some sticky caramel notes, as well. A little too sweet to be great, but still pretty good.
chris__hartley (165) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours copper; the head is golden-beige and frothy. The aroma has notes of: toffee, orange-blossom, pineapple, tropical fruit, and candied-apricot. The taste is medium-heavy sweet that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: pineapple, tropic fruit, candied-apricots, pink-grapefruit, and light alcohol. The palate medium-full bodied, light carbonation, and long finish. Overall, damn that beer is unique; I was sick of IPA’s up until now.