mojorisn (26) - - FEB 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice sticky bitterness to the palate. Aroma of alcohol and pine. Molasses butter and tylenol to the taste.Very bitter, balanced by sweetness, but the dull sweetness that’s only a backnote which i very much prefer. I enjoyed this bottle much more this year than last. And for the price, I’m considering stocking up!
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml. bottle shared with Quevillon. The color is a clear amber with a nice thick beige head. The aroma is of many hops,citrus fruits. The taste is as above plus pine notes.The alcohol is not overpowering.This is a great double I.P.A.
Fandabidozi (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice orange colour which madme want to sink it down, but this was too happy for my liking and chucked most of it out. This beer is heavily rved about in BC but there was no finess to the taste, it was just too bold for my liking.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Orange amber in colour with a mid sized off white head, good retention, good lacing. The aroma is of citrus, caramel, lightly sweet, pine and bread. The flavour is moderately bitter, some sweetness as well, hoppy with pine, cedar, citrus, oily and woody. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter with lots of citrus, dry. Excellent. Very good balance.
Iznogud (2500) - CROATIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 650 ml, courtesy of Danijel & Mila, shared with JFK10000. Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Caramel, fruits, and hops in aroma. Caramel malty, pine, fruit flavor. Dry hoppy finish.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a veiled pale amber with a thin, resilient white head. Aroma is toffee, orange, grapefruit and lime. Flavor is earth, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and fruit. Finish is grapefruit, very hoppy and bitter, orange, lime, grapefruit. Long lingering bitterness. Full body, average carbonation. Solid.
MartinT (9319) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Soft but heavy caramel pours onto fruity hop resins in this warming Double IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A gorgeous cloud of foam sits atop the cloudy amber.
-There is a date printed on the neck of the bottle, but it is very blurry. And black on dark brown... not very useful. In any case, this was clearly not the freshest bottle, but it was still on a store shelf...
-Bitterness is peppery and resinous. Intense but necessary to balance out the heavy sugars.
-This is undoubtedly a flavorful brew. But it’s lack of freshness makes it appear unrefined. No idea if it is as rough when fresh.
-Alcohol is prominent in the finish.
Randy4Beer (513) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky orangey brown, Thick white head, leaving nice lacing behind.
Nose is a nice blend of malts and hops, coming in the form of caramel and grapefruit.
Medium palate. Taste are reflective of the aromas, with some light sweet caramel up front, and a bitter citrus rind finish.
Overall, I would have liked a bit more of a hop bomb given the name, but it’s hard to argue with the balance this beer possesses.
lesifflebiere (1670) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Un peu nuageuse, mi-épaisse et puissamment odorante, cette IPA double qui semble quand même à prime abord de facture assez classique. Les saveurs sont fortement houblonnées, mais aussi maltées, beaucoup de sucre résiduel en arrière-plan, pas d’amertume réellement persistante. Au final, c’est un bon exemple de ce type, qui ne réinvente rien cependant, et qui peut agacer avec ses sucres très présents. Plus qu’acceptable, mais pas inoubliable.
pictoman (933) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with beige head. Nutty malt with light hop aroma and a little caramel. Flavour same, hopping is a bit light on the taste and tastes slightly watered down.
Alpha10 (615) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20114/07/10 - Pours a hazy, dark, burnt orange colour with a thick, fluffy, off white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, pine and caramel. Taste is pine, citrus, caramel and spicy hops with a puckering, grapefruit rind finish. Body is full and oily with average, slightly sharp carbonation and a drying, mildly warming finish. Very drying, but rather enjoyable.
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