chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, itís an Imperial Pale AleÖ generic at best; boring.
RumRunner101 (584) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 arenít too overwhelming - some of the American style DIPAs Iíve had are too much and hard to finish, but that definitely wasnít the case with this one. It still has big hop presence, but was balanced enough to make it extremely enjoyable. Wonderful!
theGarethLewis (17) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured from a 22oz bomber, it pours a hazy amber color with a 1 finger white head that vanishes to a cap., it also has some small amounts of lacing.
The aroma gives off some light malt notes and some light citrus. It is somewhat boring for an IPA.
I pick up some good warmth from the alcohol, it has light carmel and big amounts of grapefruit. It is mostly dominated by the back end with a big multi hop presence. It should have more malt tossed into the mix to stand up to the bitterness.
It finishes with a burning sensation and you guessed it a lingering bitterness. When you consider everything though, I think this beer could still stand with the best of them
reebtogi (3716) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650mL bottle pours a cloudy amber color with massive head that settles to a nice lacing. Predominantly hops on the nose. Taste is malty sweetness balanced with a big hoppy bitterness which is very pleasant on the palate. This Imperial IPA rivals some of the bold American versions of this style. Very nice.
MichaelLawrie (51) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fabulous IPA. The flavour and aroma are both dominated by a multidimensional hop character with prominent pine and citrus notes. This is balanced with a surprisingly full body and great, pronounced caramel malt profile.
Bendrixian (867) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours with alot of carbonation and leaves alot of lace. is red/amber in colour.Amazing aroma! hoppy pine cones with a malted backdrop. it is quite leafy and resinous as well. the palate is as expected, wonderfully hoppy, some malted mid palate notes and finishes super hoppy. an amazing brew!.
Frothmeister (479) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an light amber head. Aroma is full of resinous hops, sugar syrup, orange, faint wood and vanilla cookies. Possibly the most full bodied IPA Iíve had, with initial sweet notes (dried fruit, malt) followed by a wallop of piny hops that by the end make you forget about the sweetness. Better balanced than most of the IPAís Iíve had recently, and worth trying if you can find it.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit hazy, medium amber/orange in colour with a dense cap of beige foam. Good head retention, some clumpy lacing. Smells good, plenty of grapefruit and tangerine along with caramel maltiness. A bit spicy and a hint of pine appeared as it warmed. Good flavour too. Bitterness was nicely balanced by bready and caramel malts up front, but lingered in the finish once the sweetness faded. Pine and grapefruit, spicy with some alcohol presence towards the end. Medium plus body with lowish, creamy carbonation, some dryness, mild warmth. Overall, a solid and well balanced DIPA.
ontbeermaker (2161) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, smells of citrus and a nice bit of malts. Good offering nice malty and hop mix. Interesting flavours. Good beer, would have again