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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Kelowna, Canada
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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bomber from LCBO. Hazy orange. Sweet fruit punch aroma. Balanced flavor, with a bitter vegetable finish. Pretty good 2xIPA. Edit: enjoyed my second bottle more than the first. Nice cherry flavours, balanced out by all the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
@lcbo ... App orange cuivre, belle mousse collante. Aromes de cedre, zeste orange, tire eponge, beurre. Poste gout de longue duree, superbe amertume, corps riche. Gout depinette, marmalade dorange, creme brulee... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Biere brune avec un beau petit collet, odeur de cedre, sucre, un peu l’alcool et l’érable. Gout cremeux, sucre, épinette.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Orange amber pour with a frothy tan head, sticky lacing. Caramel, bready and cheese. Lots of citrus, pine and floral hops. Some alcohol on the nose. Medium body and sticky texture. Soft carbonation. Finish is long and bitter. Overall a very nice chewy 2X IPA with plenty of hop character and a nice caramel backbone. Not super smooth balance however, and be prepared for the booze on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
In a 650ml bottle from the LCBO. Smell is quite excellent, a good amount of pine, and some hints of pineapple and citrus. Pours a golden red with a thick head that dissipates very quickly leaving a good amount of lacing. Taste is pretty good, a bit of sweetness at first quickly making way for massive hoppiness. Definitely more pine than anything. Aftertaste is quite bitter, and totally masks the surprisingly high alcohol content. Palate is kind of boring and not very active, could use more carbonation. Quite drinkable, dangerously so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (994) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
650ml bottle
8.4% ABV (as written on bottle)
I tried this beer on March 1, 2012 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario. The beer poured a slightly hazed golden red with a generous long lasting tan head. The aroma was hop heavy with a lot of citrus and grapefruit notes and some caramel and bread. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is primarily grapefruit with some piney. Very good, but not the best DIPA I’ve ever had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Canada: Pours a bronze color with a whitish head. Aroma is sugar and citrus hops. Beer is quite hoppy and bitter towards the back, but the aftertaste is actually rather mellow. Plenty of sugar is to be had. There is definitely a bit of booze to be tasted here. A generic dIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (276) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
It pours a hazy auburn with golden-orange highlights; the head is a fluffy off-cream colour. The aroma has notes of: pineapple, grapefruit, and treacle. The taste is a medium bitterness that finishes with a long bitter note; it has notes of: grapefruit, toffee, and bread. The palate is medium-full bodied, slightly oily, with lively carbonation that fills your mouth *wink*. Overall, it’s an Imperial Pale Ale… generic at best; boring.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RumRunner101 (793) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine, weed, citrus, and caramel. Full-bodied, silky mouth feel with big hop flavour. Finish is beautifully bitter with a slight alcohol presence and a touch of orange peel. The hops aren’t too overwhelming - some of the American style DIPAs I’ve had are too much and hard to finish, but that definitely wasn’t the case with this one. It still has big hop presence, but was balanced enough to make it extremely enjoyable. Wonderful!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theGarethLewis (17) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
This is one of my all time favourites. Strong and skunky on the nose. I just opened one I had been saving since around May 2011... it had developed sediment, but was still as good as the first few bottles I had last year.


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