JRock72 (605) - - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours big head that retains. Kind of thick palate with little finish but still quite good. Finish fades really quickly. I would like to try their regular IPA.
yarry (497) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.3% A/V 650ml bottle.
Having had the single IPA on vacation 2 summers ago, I am very excited for this one. Gorgeous fiery copper colour with a nice light brown head. Positively beautiful beer! The aroma is a bit floral and malty with some grapefruit acidity in there as well (I had a stuffed up nose when I rated this, May affect it). The taste.. Sweet and gentle jesus there are alot of hops in here, just the way I like it. The malt definitely provides sufficient backbone so as not to just be a hoppy water. Aftertaste consists of tons of hops, and some caramel.
Overall, amazing beer for sipping on, and if you love hops. This isnt a beer you will want to drink a 6 pack of, or will enjoy AT ALL if you dont like hops.
GREAT JOB TREE!!!
yogibeerra (30) - KAMLOOPS, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
if you love a nice chewy I.P.A., this one is for you. dry hopping technique, slow brewing and conditioning made me very hoppy. my only complaint is that itís somewhat pricey.
DerWeg (1392) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh 2011 bomber from LCBO. Pours a fuzzy deep amber with very fine carbonation and small tan head, and the fuzziness seems to settle more clear in ten minutes. Aromas are of pineapple-like esters, and citrus bitter hops. Taste is full and sweet-bitter with a round feel. Taste caramel and pale malts, candy lemon and bitter grapefruit pith plus some pine needle. Touch heavy in the feel, some warm replay of alcohol.
Lagerboy (663) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2011 2010 Limited Edition: hazy amber, small head, spicy, piney, hoppy aroma, intensly hoppy taste overrides the malt, dry bitter alcohol finish.
Not my favorite style, but enjoyed it all the same. Lagerboys will want to steer clear of this one!
HogTownHarry (5632) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Re-rating, March 2011 - many, MANY $5.35 bombers from LCBO: Either we got a duff bottle or they stepped their game up with what the LCBO is carrying right now. This is thick, murky, nice head retention, lovely dry leafy/resin aroma, taste builds slowly to a fairly powerful bitter and somewhat boozy level, thick mouthfeel, astringent, decently carbonated, has a really earthy dry bitter linger and aftertaste - I have bought 22 bottles so far, and will probably buy another dozen, if available - theyíre selling fast.
Original rating 7+3+7+3+14=3.4 February 19, 2010 tasting with blankboy, garthicus, gregclow, jerc & mabel. 660ml bottle courtesy of jerc. Clear amber with an average off-white head. Slightly boozy and sweet aroma, some tart fruit, light resin, and an odd bit of mint. Taste starts quite sweet, with building bitterness and mid-level booziness. Sweet, sticky and somewhat still mouthfeel - nice, but it didnít really seem much like a double IPA.
DeanF (1537) - Iqaluit, Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay amber-brown body with modest carbonation and barely any head. Lots of IPA hops on the nose, plenty of sweetness and bitterness and just downright tastiness. Flavour is a nice mix of hoppiness and a dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable, but hard to differentiate from a well crafted "normal" IPA, letís say.
ddemmingjr (591) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 On tap at Alibi Room.pours cloudy orange with a frothy off white head. Sticky lacing. Pungent citrus hops, resin, pine,caramel malts, grapefruit on the nose. Chewy mouthfeel, big bitter hops up front then a malty finish leaving you thirsting for more.great balance and lingering finish.great DPA
Rerated exactly one year later with my wife and newborn...missing my first year in Mustang Powder but I held on to the best beer I had in BC for a year for a double take. Pours essentially the same with slightly less off white head. nose is more earthy malts, bread notes, pineapple fruitiness. this beer just has an outstanding nose. a fair amount of caramel malt sweetness followed up with a swift hop bitterness that fades away once on the palate.. Just as good as I remembered it at the Alibi Room up the street from my friends at Raulís. The bottle works just fine. Up there with the best of the DIPAs.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aromas of sweet and sticky caramel. Lots of caramel hops and some piney notes. First sip is a blast of great hop bitterness followed by fresh malts to balance this masterpiece. Great IIPA, I hope they make it often.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650 ml Ė Volo
Aroma High sticky malty aroma with hints of amber malt , hop laced with alpha acid. Hint of bready malt.
Appearance thick murky with some floats. Medium , creamy beige head. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Mild , plus bodied. caramel malt make base quiet sweet. On top fresh west coast styled hop character. Texture was chewy. Alcohol well covered. Good big brew.