CapFlu (5072) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a frothy white head atop an orange body. Nose of strong marmalade blood oranges. Very heavy in malt and Seville oranges. Okay.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color. Big bright hoppiness with solid dry fruity backbone. A good rendition of a red IPA. Med full body. Very hoppy. Pretty interesting
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber with an off-white head and visible floating chunks. Aroma a honey, caramel, toffee, vanilla, mild citrus, brown sugar, burnt orange. Medium bodied, bittersweet on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Taste is burnt orange, brown sugar, hint of citrusy hops. Nice but not an IPA by any stretch
Oakes (14840) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy amber, smells like a debacle - Mega bubblegum - not good stuff. Sticky, with some amber chewiness, light phenols. Gluey, chewy finish. Takes the worst of the Belgian yeast/hop components rather than the best.
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - NOV 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Moon Under Water, Victoria. Pours hazy copper, small off-white head. Nose of fusel and crystal malt. Flavour is sweet, hint of orange, with a lot of fusel. The version I had was seriously off; I double-checked with the waitress because it didn’t taste like a Belgian IPA, just a higher-gravity amber that’s been fermented at way too high a temperature. I’ll try to seek this out in bomber form as others obviously had a different experience.
Lagerboy (1832) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, courtesy of Eyrish. Murky copper brown eventually clears, big lasting creamy tan head. Boozy aroma of sweet roasted malt, citrus hop and yeast. Strong roasted caramel malt taste dominates, some dark fruitiness and citrus hop bitterness, Belgian yeast hiding underneath. High carbonation, full bodied, more aggressively hopped. Strong alcohol presence gives way to a mellower malty bitter finish. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
blomster (285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour, huge creamy head.
Caramel, resin, quite sweet and malty, bitter finish with hints of spicy belgian yeast. Pretty good one.
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper. Aroma is candy and fruit. Taste is pretty good. Hops and Belgian come through nice.
DuffMan (8927) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, generously shared by Ferris. Deep copper colour, which right away is a bit of a surprise, given the style. Fruity caramel really is the dominant theme here, some kirsch-like notes, raisins. The finish is bitter, but that’s about as close to an IPA as this comes-- more like an English strong ale. Tasty enough, just odd-- it’s like this is a hamburger calling itself a hotdog.
Ferris (10744) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Raisin, earthy and some sweetness. Cloudy copper think bu persistent head. Brown sugar, malty, bitter and a dark malt aftertaste. Not sure where the Belgian IPA comes from, this is nice but poorly described. A malty, bitter sweet strong ale is how it comes across, without a strong Belgian yeast presence.