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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy earthy bittersweet flavor with a solid bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
In short: A messy IPA. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed as fresh as possible a few weeks after we received it in Quebec
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a large creamy beige head with good lacings
In long: Nose is a bit like fake flowers aromas (air freshener) and some oranges. Taste has sweet apples, cookies, boiled potatoes, oranges, pine-tree, bitter grapefruits, flowers, lots of dirty messed up yeast, a strong harsh acidity. Obviously not a clean beer. There is obviously a few problems with this beer but my bottle didn’t taste infected per say, it was just a big mess. I don’t think what I drank is what the brewer was trying to make. Bad and not cheap either, yet another crappy beer I shouldn’t have bought. If it is true that we learn from our mistakes then my IQ must be in the 200s by now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle from Boutip. Pours a hazy amber with an off white head that dissipates to a a ring. Floral and perfumy aroma. Medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Of pale belgian malts, countered by a grapefruit and mango type hoppiness. This must have a Belgian yeast strain, because it’s sort of bretty. A tad astringent on the finish, but alcohol nicely hidden. Interesting and actually enjoyable. I was worried because it leaked in transit, but it still had carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Aroma:pine hops, fruity.. Appearance:hazy orange,huge white head... Flavor:fruity,light sour fruity...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4726) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dirty light orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops with tired floral aroma is not the most spectacular for the style. Taste is also a mix between some tired floral hoppy notes with some light citrus notes and a dry Belgian style malt backbone. Body is quite full with good carbonation. This one fell a bit flat and definitely missed some hops punch.

1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SlovakSniper (3167) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
(Une dégustation offerte par rodenbach99) Une tête qui flotte éternellement. Un liquide à la robe plutôt ambrée. Un nez plein de microbes. Des saveurs acides qui supplantent les malts et les houblons. Une bouche plutôt mince, passablement malade. Une finale qui rappelle les bières sauvages et sûres. Malheureusement, nous avons eu une très mauvaise bouteille…

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2012
Bouteille partagée avec Patrick. Je n’ai peu d’envie de m’attarder sur cette bière ambrée qui avait un col majestueux de mousse beige car elle est contaminé, le nez est de vieux fûts, d’acide à batterie et la bouche est dans le même registre. Dommage car l’étiquette est attrayante.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
330ml bottle, amber color, with a frothy white head, light candied orange peel, peach, fruity yeasty nose, with a mild orange marmalade, toasted, biscuity, munich malt sweetness accent, and with an orange candied cake doughy panettone note, within a soft floral leafy, citrusy hoppy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with an apple, orange, tangerine, lemon fruit yeastiness, flowery earthy raw leafy, grassy, minty hop character, with some grapefruit, lime rind, cedary bittering flavours, and with a mild toasted, caramel, pale malt sweetness backbone, leading towards a warming, soft fruity, yeasty, zesty, lemon, grapefruit, lingering grassy, leafy hop bitterness finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lefossoyeur (453) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Copper with a thick and creamy head. Aromas are medicinal with hint of herbal hops plus a pinch of tropical fruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, medium bitterness, a bit of funk in there finishes on a citric note and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Don’t think this beer is too clean...Looked real nice but feels contaminated a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Big passion fruits with piny notes. Very fruity with light malt. Quite floral. Light caramel.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Taste : Big fruits with pine and citrusy notes. Very citrusy and fruity finish. Moderate bitterness for a DIPA. Finish light malt with light caramel. Notes of lime.
Overall : interesting but the fruity notes feel a bit artificial. I’m really not saying there is artificial flavoring in there but something make it feel this way. Carbonation could have been a bit fizzier. Not bad overall but not on par with the good examples of the style.


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