gramity (1600) - 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.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - 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
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy with a lot of sweet piny hoppiness. A fairly rich spiciness with a bit of resiny character and some soft sweetness. Fairly hoppy with a lot of peppery character. Pine resin and a little bit of chewiness. It’s nowhere near as aromatic as a DIPA should be, but it’s decent.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
rejtable (2205) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong hop presence, also strong aromas of malt (caramel). Very tasty double IPA!
probstblueribbon (3652) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.