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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (115) - - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma: intense citrus; Appearance: hazy orange, minimal head; Taste: heavy bitterness; light sourness; Palate: astringent finish, full body, thick texture, medium carbonation Terrific Dipa, it’s probably over 100 IBU. Price is the only drawback of this magnificent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6035) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours murky orange with a small head. Very fruity aroma of peaches, dried apricot, mango and citrusy hops. Flavour is more bitter and hoppy than the nose suggests, though the very fruity presence is still there. Mango, peaches and apricots form the body underneath some potent resinous hops, with then linger on and on. Wonderful IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
11.2oz bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy brown amber. Aroma of caramel and citrus fruit. Flavour the same with hints of peach and apricot, with a nice bitter kick at the end. Incredibly smooth and silky. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Embrouille (2823) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Aroma: A huge amount of pink grapefruit marmelade showing up in the nose. Hop accented, citrusy, piney with juniper berries sneaking in. Mouthwatering, wonderful and remarkably inviting. Appearance: It pours a beautiful hazy copper beer with a small, nicely lasting creamy light beige head which leaves a beautiful lace. Taste and palate: Complex, full bodied. Very fruity (especially pink grapefruit). Subtle carbonation. Great malt back. Good bitterness. Slightly peppery on the swallow, leading to a long dry finish which is reminiscent of pine, nasturcium, elderflower, grapefruit and orange. Overall impression: A top notch double IPA with plenty of character. Impressive and really delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9335) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2010
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy amber colour with a moderate head retention; a solid hoppy aroma with notes of strawberries and tea; full-bodied and with a subtle carbonation; a solid bitterness; very long hoppy aftertaste of red fruits and flowers with notes of caramel and with a lingering bitterness - very nice stuff indeed! And dangerously drinkable ...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2014
10/V/14 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: IV/2014 (2014-497) Thanks to Bartlebier for the trade!

Cloudy rusty red brown beer, aery beige to yellow head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very hoppy, piny and resinous notes, bit aged though, strawberry jam, bit dusty, caramel, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: citrus, bitter hops, syrupy, bit piny, caramel, exotic fruits, some strawberry jam, blueberries, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: bitter hops, fruity, forest fruit and red fruit jam. Would categorize this as a US barley wine, but what’s the difference really? Also, it seems as if my bottle was probably a bit old...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2011 2011-05-05, bottle from Artisanale Bières Belges, Crissier, bb 2012-01, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Cloudy dark amber color; medium-sized head, of which a thin layer is persistent. The aroma, besides the obvious fruity hops, has a cheesy component. Great body balance, where malts that are only medium-sweet meet the sweaty and fruity hops; in the final, where the hop resins just prevail on the malt and fruits, is now possible to notice a light astringency as well. The bitterness is high but not so apparent.

2011-04-03, bottle from Artisanale Bières Belges, Crissier, bb 2012-01, 8-4-8-5-17=42
The cap is not very tight, so the carbonation is low and there is little head; it pours a hazy amber color.
The aroma has great balance between fruity and sweaty hops.
The mouthfeel is mellow, and the flavor is a great combination of sweet malts and fruity hops, almost orange and apricot jam.
The bitterness is never too much here.

2011-02-19, bottle from Artisanale Bières Belges, Crissier, bb 2012-01, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Cloudy orange-amber color; the head is not very persistent. The aroma is nice, hoppy, fruity (mango and apricots), and malty (sweet). The flavor is clearly malty-sweet, with a strong bitterness, bringing not only a fruity character but also resiny, and the resins are more evident in the final. Powerful and balanced candy beer.

2010-11-13, bottle from La Mise en Bière, Lausanne, bb 2012-01, 8-5-8-4-15=40
Hazy dark amber color; beautiful compact head. The aroma is very nice, with fruity hops and malts; strong, perfumy, with a vein of cheesy yeast. It has a good body structure, with a strong caramel and toffee flavor, well balanced by the fat hops, resiny, but apparently fading, still well fruity; a bit spicy. The final is bold, juicy sweet bitter and fruity; very long. The light cheesy note doesn’t speak for freshness, but it’s a very enjoyable beer.

2010-10-03, bottle from La Mise en Bière, Lausanne, bb 2012-01, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Beautiful color, amber, bright and hazy, with a thin creamy head. Nice but not strong hop notes, with a light fruity accent (apricot jam), followed by comforting caramel aroma; there are also shades from a musky yeast, interesting. Good body structure; it has bold caramel and toffee flavor; the bitterness is strong, but correctly balancing the residual sugars; the hops are juicy, a bit fruity and resiny; the final is good, bold as well, but a bit tiring. I also start enjoying drier examples...
A good brew, globally able to stand proudly, and, most of all, a pioneering rarity in the country.
Unfortunately, the beer was distributed to retailers only 4 months after brewing (June 9th), and some/most of the hop character may have gone; we wait for a new, fresh batch!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2011
11.2 oz. Small haze on the copper body and a lasting creamy film of foam above. Aroma is earthy orange, caramel liqueur, and light oak. Flavor is plum, orange caramel, honeycomb, cereal grain, peach, cherry liqueur, and a nice bittering of grapefruit, resin and wood. Light-medium body is smooth, well-balanced, slightly oily and has some alcohol warmth. This one takes a while for the flavors to develop, even at room temperature; very complex.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
derA (7) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
Quickly vanishing yellowish head, amber opaque with lots of small bubbles. Ooddly flat nose, hints of citrus gras. Alcohol and bread smell is present behind wall of hops. Sharp, citrussy hop-laden aroma. Rather fizzy carbonation immediatly present on the tip of the tongue. Sadly not as floral as expected. Malty, full-mouthed middle complexity. And full-on complex hoppy aftertaste, retro-nasal lemongrass with hints of pineapple and caramel. Quite a joy to drink due to its changing flavor profile and long lasting astringent aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3627) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2014
Pours out of the bottle in a hazy deep golden-amber colour with low steady head and smooth body. Aroma of fresh hops and flowers. Taste of aromatic hops, flowers, herbs, thyme, spices and mandarinas. Fresh and intense finish. Very nice.


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