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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Kelowna, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
650 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a tulip. Pours hazy orange-amber with a smallish tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant but leaves a healthy amount of fine lace on the glass. The aroma has big notes of pine, citrus, biscuit malts and a touch of alcohol. The flavour is intensely bitter up front, becoming even more so towards the finish. There are bready notes, lots of grapefruit, yeast and a touch of spice. The finish is long and bitter with a peppery, spicy note. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice double IPA with a big hop bouquet and a strong peppery finish. It is perhaps a little heavier than it has to be, but is very well constructed. 2011-04-01

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
This is the good stuff. Quite expensive at 8 bucks a bottle. Thankfully, a buddy forked it out. I would’ve bought a macro six pack for that. Thank God for friends. Anyways a delicious beer no doubt. Strong hop aroma, floral scents, and perhaps apricot. Pours slightly cloudy golden brown with nice head and lots of lace. Taste is smooth across the tongue at first and then BOOM! hops, hops, and more hops. Very lasting hop finish. Nice and bitter, yet well balanced with the hops and the 9% ABV. Delicous stuff, would definitely buy again, even if it means breaking the bank. I am from Kelowna and I am proud of my local brewers! Go get those macro pricks tree brewing!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1589) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
Very strong hop presence, also strong aromas of malt (caramel). Very tasty double IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3212) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
Bomber from the LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 13MR11.

App.: Clear deep copper with a so-so light tan head. Aroma: Strong rich caramel and toffee, rye bread crust, marmalade, pine, floral, a bit mashy, brown sugar, a little fruitiness, pretty nice. Palate: Medium+ body, soft, sparse effervescence. Flav.: A little more mash, still lots of rye bread crust, caramel/toffee, lots of pine, some bitter orange and grapefruit, pretty good; lightly sweet with good bitterness.

Quite nice, if typical.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours reddish copper in colour, with very small, slightly off-white head. Aroma is dominated by piney, resiny hops. Taste is somewhat sweet caramel malt at the start, but finishes with aggressive bitter hop, a hint of alcohol here too. Not sessionable IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
22oz. Bottle (At 8.3%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from Sammy; THANKS Sammy! Aroma of caramel malt, hops, light pine, light citrus, and a hint of grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a small, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of caramel malt, hops, pine, slight grass, and light citrus. Medium body. Lightly oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Caramel malt, hop, pine, light grass finish is medium sweet and medium bitter. 8.3%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Pour hazy copper/orange khaki head minimal lacing. Aroma malt forward, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, slightly sweet. Taste malt forward yet very bitter not in the west coast IPA sense, caramel, toffee, burnt, grapefruit, orange rind, citrus fruit, pine. MF medium to full sticky body, pretty mellow carb. Very tasty brew not your regular west coast IIPA tho.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
pours deep orange with a thick off-white head. strong piney aroma. tons of caramel malts. somewhat very uncertain of this match... long metallic citrusy-piney finish. disliked this dIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
I was honestly a little underwhelmed by this. Maybe more like whelmed if thats possible. Pours rich copper, decent head, etc. As promised, this ones about the hops, and hops there are - here with a noticeable orange kick. Lots of citrus in general, backed up by some sweet caramel malts. Alcohol is hidden. Its nicely done. All that aside though, I thought it was a little uninspired and quite restrained. Maybe Im being harsh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2525) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Nice ! Made it to Ontario (it says on their website) LCBO in a bomber. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a creamy off-white head that stays a long, long time, creating bubbly lacing. The aromas are a nice mix of the hop (pine, grapefruit), sweet malt (caramel) and notes of nuts. Pretty much the same is found in the taste. A nice dry finish with the hop, lingering, but not over excessively. Again, well-balanced with the caramel malt, burnt sugars. This is really easy to drink and does not hit the extreme of Double IPAs.


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