ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2014 On tap at Alibi Room.pours cloudy orange with a frothy off white head. Sticky lacing. Pungent citrus hops, resin, pine,caramel malts, grapefruit on the nose. Chewy mouthfeel, big bitter hops up front then a malty finish leaving you thirsting for more.great balance and lingering finish.great DPA
Rerated exactly one year later with my wife and newborn...missing my first year in Mustang Powder but I held on to the best beer I had in BC for a year for a double take. Pours essentially the same with slightly less off white head. nose is more earthy malts, bread notes, pineapple fruitiness. this beer just has an outstanding nose. a fair amount of caramel malt sweetness followed up with a swift hop bitterness that fades away once on the palate.. Just as good as I remembered it at the Alibi Room up the street from my friends at Raudz. The bottle works just fine. Up there with the best of the DIPAs.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aromas of sweet and sticky caramel. Lots of caramel hops and some piney notes. First sip is a blast of great hop bitterness followed by fresh malts to balance this masterpiece. Great IIPA, I hope they make it often.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml – Volo
Aroma High sticky malty aroma with hints of amber malt , hop laced with alpha acid. Hint of bready malt.
Appearance thick murky with some floats. Medium , creamy beige head. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Mild , plus bodied. caramel malt make base quiet sweet. On top fresh west coast styled hop character. Texture was chewy. Alcohol well covered. Good big brew.
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light resinny aroma. Cloudy orange, low offwhite head. Pine, grass, mango notes, resinny layer, light tinny resin. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Grassy retronasal.
Boutip (5898) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured an hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus notes is quiet intense. Taste is dominated by citrus notes with loads of pines and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Body is quite full with great carbonation. Very well brewed though maybe a bit too astringent for my taste.
yespr (40452) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Aroma is mild spiced and dry hoppy. Citric, malty and wooden flavoured. Bone dry and bitter into a dry and bitter finish. Bitter and slight citrusy. Dry and bitter.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at fiulijn.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, pine needles and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
TapMaster (20) - , California, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrusy , nice malt balance I would have it again if I can find it. Purchased from Tree brewing in Kelowna.
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of caramel malts. Body is definetely malt accent. Lots of crystal malts, Lots of dried fruit, too malty for my liking, but not bad
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 2011-03-09, bottle from BC Liquors on Robson St., Vancouver, 8.3% ABV, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized creamy head. Strong caramel aroma, some hops, light apples. Strong body, with caramel and toffee flavor, and enough sweetness; very strong bitterness, some bitter oranges and a lot of resins evident mostly in the final. Very long final. Sweeter than I remembered. Pleasantly aggressive.
2010-08-14, bottle, purchased 5 months ago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with a generous, compact and persitent head. Nice aroma, toffee and hops, the hops are green and grassy. Good body strength; it has a good toffee flavor, with some sweetness; strong bitterness, but the hopping, even if it has some qualities, is not penetrating. Still very good.
2010-03-23, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy orange-amber color; nice creamy head. Nice hop aroma, less powerful than the bottled one, citrusy hops. Good toasted malt and toffee flavor, with some residual sugars on the tongue, and a powerful hopping. Very strong final, resiny, citrusy enough and a bit creamy too. Long final, excessive but well built.
2010-03-14, bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy red-amber color; small sized creamy head. The aroma is light, creamy, even with scent of Belgian yeast, and timid fruity hops. Strong body, good toffee flavor, sweet, with caramel; strong bitterness, with evident resins and light fruits, citrusy hops. Solid, even if not exciting.