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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2802) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy deep, vibrant orange with small white head. Rich, balanced aroma with lots of caramel malt as well as earthy, citric hops. Big juicy, earthy hops in the flavour nicely balanced by caramel malts. Thick body; lingering bitterness and a hint of alcohol warmth in the finish. Rather restrained for a double IPA but extremely enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pootzboy (1635) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
650ml bottle fairly fresh. Pours a turbid orange-amber ale in the glass with a massive creamy long lasting cap that will support a quarter. Medium carbonation, excellent lacing. Aroma is a pungent earthy-sweet fruitiness with undertones of ripe mango, honey and saramel malts. Rich mouth feel, Big blast of alphas in front is instantly balanced by big caramel maltiness and earthy fruit tones. Finish dries out slightly but alpha bittering lingers like a long cold metallic sting on the palate.. A world class DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (997) - - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled about a month ago, bought at the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a bronze/orange colour with a puffy 2 finger head that lasts and laces. Smell: Pine, citrus fruit, caramel, a bit of mango, earthy malt. Taste: Fair bit maltter than I expected but still quite good for the style. Citrus fruits, Pine hoppiness.....actually fairly well balanced. Drink: a tad oily in the mouthfeel, but finishes dry and bitter. Easy to drink a couple bombers of this before the alcohol catches up with you. Grab the right cheese to go with this and youíre set for the night. Overall: My first review on this site and a solid IPA to kick things off with. At under 6 bucks a bomber I feel like Iím stealing!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
Semi-hazy amber pour with a nice strong, firm head. Malty aroma with some citrus notes. String taste, nicely full bodied with a hoppiness that was more restrained than I would have guessed. Nice bitterness lingering on the tongue. Definitely a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear-ish - near hazed orange amber with intense, resilient off white head. Nose a nice malt aroma: sweet toffee and grain backed up with grassy, pine and citrus notes. A touch metallic. Medium-light body, forward bitterness - not altogether overpowering, but definitely defines the character of the beer. There is some burnt toffee toward the end, but itís all grapefruit grass and piney bitterness and flavours predominantly through out and well through the finish. Maybe a touch vegetal on the end. A hop headís fix nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (517) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
bottle shared with a friend over delicious moroccan curry. Aroma of pine, hops, citrus. Very enticing. Taste is pine hops, grass, sweet fruity malts. Can definitely notice the higher alcohol, but not in a bad way, just in a sweet, warming way. Really tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2168) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
650 mL bottle. Almost transparent red-orange with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma is not as aggressive as some, and the balance actually siggests ASA as much as IIPA. Very pleasant, though. The flavour is very tasty. The hops are all resin and grapefruit, there is a solid caramel backbone, and there is a solid, lingering, bitterness. No alcohol presence. Very fresh-tasting. Very well done. The only thing holding it back is its civility; IIPAs should be unrestrained and wild.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle samples on a few occasions. Rating taken from notes 03/03/11. Very deep and slightly hazed copper/bronze with a creamy and custardy cap with thick and heavy lace. The DIPA nose of pine, resiny hops, and citrus is apparent and abundant with hints of fruity and earthy malts. Conversely, the flavour profile is more prolific with juicy fruity malt sweetness and a balancing bitterness. Thick, almost oily finish with a full bodied approach to the style.Lingering bitterness is pleasant. Very good example.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
decent, not great. pours hazy red with small head. aroma of hops. flavour is dominated by the malts.some pine and hops comes out in the finish, with a slight bitterness. being its an IIPA i expected a lot more hops that this, was a little disapointed. still a good beer, especially for a Canadian IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 650mL bomber from the lickbhoe. Pours a semi-hazed bronzish gold with a small beige cap. Aroma is more or less perfect, that awesome west coast hop amazingness on top of and surrounding some delightful toffee biscuity malts. Some serious resin going on here too. Flavour hits with the hops all the way through, juicy grapefruit featuring prominently (pause for drool...), with the same delicious malt body backing it up. Finishes prickly with some booze, but actually itís pretty drinkable, especially considering Iím having this at near-room temp. Aftertaste is dry and puckering from the hop-effect. Feels thick and slightly oily, but with moderate carbonation to prevent it from getting cloying and gross. Almost creamy, as everything blends and flows so well. Seamless. DAMN this is good, I need not exaggerate or spout some sort of written orgasm, but this stuff is IMHO one of the best things the LCBO has ever done for hop heads in the Soviet Republic of Ontario. THANK YOU.


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