rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted blind @ Volo, DIPA tasting 2010. Clear amber, tan head. Nose is tea, orange and alcohol. Flavor is honey, tea, orange, alcohol, raisins. Sweet finish.
cfrancis (2014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to presario for this. Pours beige amber with a white head. Aroma is pine, hop and a little cardboard. Don’t know if this sat a bit. Taste is fantastic. Man I wish Ontario would start making beer like this. Smooth hop bitterness, pine nuttyness. A little floral on the back of my tongue as well. Really well balanced beer, very much enjoyed this.
Loineshawn (3003) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at alibi room. pours a clear bright dark orange. big rich, carmaelly, light cane sugar. floral hops seep through. but malts dominate. more like hoppy barley wine than IIPA. good though.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 bomber shared with jsprime of BA. AP hazed light brown with a lasting off white head. AR big hops upfront with decent malt structure FL very balanced but the focus is the hops, very nice progression PA super easy to drink, i could have multiple bombers by myself OV solid IIPA, thx for the share jeff!
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my first beer that I have tried from Tree Brewing and let me tell you it won’t be my last. Doubt I can get it in Ontario but I’ll try. Pours a deep amber/pumpking colour with a creamy, pillowy, good sized head. A sweet aroma of perhaps banana but spruce/hops too...Medium body that was lightly bitter. Lively carbonation and a nice long, hoppy finish. Overall I was quite impressed.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle thanks to presario
Appearance : Clear amber with small head.
Aroma : Fresh leafy and resinous hops. Notes of mangos and passion fruits. Some malty caramel. Notes of dried apricots.
Taste : Fruity and bitter. Bitterness is rather light considering the amount of hops. Finish is a bit warm with some alcohol as it warms up. Slightly mineral. Finish is also a bit fruity.
Overall : This was a very good DIPA. Among the bests in canada that’s for sure. I liked the hops but to me it was a bit too sweet/caramel. Great beer ! I think the regular Hophead is a tad better.
JoeZasada (274) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy red amber, with a moderate white head. Aroma of citrus. Tastes mostly of hops... pine, citrus, some fruitiness, some earthiness. Lots of flavors in there. Overall very good, one of the better IIPAs out there.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 Thanks to Jerc & Mabel for sharing. Appearance: Golden brown, tiny white head. Aroma: Light mango, malt, some grass and a light amount of hops. Flavour: quite sweet, malty with a good deal of hop burn (which was hidden in the aroma) long hoppy finish.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [22oz] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a clear deep amber-gold with an average size frothy off-white head. Aroma of resiny hops, citrus and caramel malt. Flavour’s hoppy, yes, but also sweet along with some alcohol and a dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good but I expected better -- still enjoyed it though.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2011 [2775-20100219] Bottle. Plasticy orange hops aroma with pronounced evergreen notes. Slightly hazy, medium orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange evergreen hops flavour seems toasted. Medium body. Tasty, quite good to try. I wish my numbers were higher. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ blankboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
[2893G-20100529] Tap. Sweet hops and bready toast malt aroma. Slightly hazy, medium orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Lightly bitter flavour has tangerine hops and a long bitter aftertaste. Medium body. A little rough. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Blind Tasting @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
[3629B-20110306] 650mL bottle. Resin evergreen hops aroma. Clear, amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter grainy evergreen resin hops flavour. Medium body is a fairly bitter. Great balance, perfect for a Sunday afternoon party. (8/4-/7/3+/16) 3.8+
(w/ jerc, tuqueboy, others)