downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. (8.5% abv). Pours a honey brown, copper colour with a small one-finger head that dissipates gradually. Aroma is fresh hops, grass, berries, and mild alcohol. Taste is hops, hops, and more hops! Little hints of grass, straw, pine, grapefruit, yeast, toffee, warm mild alcohol, and light cheddar cheese. Caramel and biscuit malt backbone becomes more evident as it gets warmer. Has a very hoppy bitter and pine aftertaste. Warm and lively mouthfeel, low carbonation, and dry notes on the palate. Oily texture. An overall nice brew.
bulldogops (1689) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341mL Bottle 8%, from the Tree Hop Pack. Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit hops predominant. Taste is extremely hoppy, tempered with a pleasant citrusy sweetness that disguises the higher abv quite well. Very nice.
Freaky_tiki (1015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 This pour brings me to my knees: sunburst amber with a fluffy two finger cap that fades to hills & valleys. Drinks like a good red wine: swills well as you grill the Lake Erie bass & pairs nicely with food at the dinner table as you try to fool the wife into thinking you didn’t drink as much as you did. Yes it has all the other things the ratebeer crowd mentions but sometimes our reviews need to go beyond tasting notes & remind us that beer is more than spreadsheet data: it’s life itself. But anyways.
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the LCBO. Dark amber with a bubbly off white head. Some resiny hops but light and airy, nice malty backbone, mild citrus, fresh. Moderate body but light, moderate+ carbonation, balanced bitterness, some alcohol, malty and more resin. Interesting.
tom10101 (5055) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (650 ml). Thanks Andrew! Unclear dark amber with a huge creamy off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of malt, vegetal notes, some sweetness, pine and citrus. Taste is moderately sweet with malt, caramel, citrus pine, vegetal notes, soap and slight to moderate bitter finish. Medium body. Dry. Ok DIPA. Not too heavy but a tad too sweet.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at alibi. Had many farty nights drinking bombers of this a couple years back. Easy drinking, low resin impy.
toadrush (9) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light amber appearance. Aroma is quite hoppy - citrus and pine with a hint of caramel as well. Carbonation is light but perfect for this style in my opinion the mouthfeel is also bang on with the right amount of oily-ness. Taste is quite hoppy a lot of pine and kind of skunky as well. The bitter and citrus flavours take over towards the end. The malts are quite balanced and suit the hops well they didn’t go overboard on the caramel like some IPA/DIPAs.
vadie (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrée foncé, presque orange avec une bonne mousse moyenne blanche. L’arôme de malt et pamplemousse. D’abord, le goût est malté et sucré, ensuite un peu amer avec des agrumes, en fin un petit après goût de houblon. La palate est crémeux, facile à boire.
sseb69 (1766) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 8.5%. Couleur ambrée-orangée violée, mousse blanche mince. Arôme de houblon, agrume et un peu de céréales. En bouche, fraîche, malt caramel, houblon, beaucoup de saveurs de houblons, copnifère, agrumes, herbes. Finale avec un peu d’amertume. Très bonne. IIPA.
tdavie (19) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It tastes like treacle, figs and currants. And pineapples, grapefruit. It;s also got a weird eucalyptus taste.
Surprisingly sweet (but not cloying or syrupy).
Very close to barleywine