WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An odd one to rate. They changed the packaging from IIPA to Double Pale Ale? I’m guessing they had a recipe for an old-style English IPA and doubled the malt or something, that’s what it tastes like. It’s not as bad as its "2 percentile" rating makes it look. As people have said it’s just a blonde ale with more kick.
JohnnyJ (4772) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the brewpub Victoria. Clear medium gold color, with an off white head. Surprisingly small amount of hops, this is primarily a malt forward beer, bread, mild sweetness, caramel, and notes of citrus. It’s not really bad, but it’s very different from your typical double pale ale.
vadie (928) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une pâle ale assez bonne mais pas très impériale. Amer, assez bien équilibré, mais rein de complexe ou unique.
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber pour. Foamy head. Aroma of soapy citrus pine. Tastes like funky milk - cow’s teat. Caramel pine citrus. Palate is thick.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014- The big hops aroma just did not come off. Interesting but I would say a IPA not a double.
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in the glass with little head. Mild on the tongue without much hop but ok malt. Much like an English style easy sipper.
Ccowley (1) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better strong beers I have had. At such a high alcohol this beer is very clean tasting.
kramer (5315) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear pale yellow gold with a small wispy white head. Some moderate citrusy hops on the nose, but a heavier influence from the caramel malt base. The flavor is on the lighter side for bitterness for the style, lots of caramel and toasted maltiness. Mouthfeel is fairly light as well but still a bit sticky and clingy with soft minimal carbonation. OK, but not a standout, especially for the style.
stantheman (691) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
A 6 pack of cans from Liquor Barn in Burnaby Heights. Pours medium amber with generous white head. Moderate lacing on the glass (as if we care about lacing!). A trace of hop and malt on the nose. In the mouth: sweet and malted with the slightest trace of hop.
Omigod this is brutal! If you’re used to good craft IPA, this is an affront to the taste buds. Listen up, readers. This here concoction is better than (blech!) malt liquor, but only just. Steer clear!
Addendum: Evidently they decided not to waste good money on hops for this brew. If I were living on welfare and this stuff were priced at a buck a can, I could go for this crap. As nasty as it is, I can get it down and keep it down, and the extra alcohol’l git ya drunk fasta. Yah!
Lagerboy (1476) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. mostly clear orange with a vanishing off-white head. Fruity malty aroma. Taste is toffee sweet, fruity and malty, light floral hoppiness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. ABV is well hidden. Flattens out towards the finish. I would toss this one in the ASA category. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber my niece brought for me - how awesome is that??? Lovely and lively orange pour, large lasting fluffy straw-coloured head. Aroma is quite sharp - dry yeast, lemon, weirdly milk solids? - some alcohol for sure. Taste is dry, slightly sour, quite minerally and leafy, subdued alcohol, but it builds. light body, quite airy, tart, dry, vaguely citrus fruity in the finish.