jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Log lasting light foamy head on dark amber. Full wood, citrus and floral hop aroma. BIG woody flavour. Malty is almost syrupy but needed to hold the strong hops. I am told this is dry hopped many times. For the DIPA uninitiated this would be sand paper. Maybe the hoppiest beer ever made in Alberta.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A true Canadian brewed IIPA worthy of the name. Not a lot of balance here, but the hops are definitely enjoyable. A solid golden-brown pour with orange highlights and an off white head. Citrusy hops are the aroma of the day. The flavour is grapefruit hops with some biscuity malts. An excellent beer!
reebtogi (4244) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml swingtop bottle pours an amber orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some nice spotty lacing. Aroma is big pine and grapefruit with some caramel and hints of peach. Taste is a big bold piney and grapefruit hop bitterness with a good caramel malt backbone. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation leaving the palate in a pleasant state. Ranks right up there with the Dragon series beer from Alley Kat.
Gethinbeer (2173) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber/copper colour with a frothy white head and lace. Fantastic, fruit hop, pine needle, jelly baby, fruit gum aroma. Rich fruit, malt, barley, grass flavour. Slight grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Rich toffee.
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a large off white cap with minor lacing and a clear, amber hue. Ahhhh thick sweetness, pine and peaches, lemon rind, caramel and more sweetness, floral, grapefruit, good. Tasty with everything you want in an IPA even if it’s not top of the line. Thick and sweet as the aroma, caramel, pine, lemon, unsweetened grapefruit, light alcohol, peaches.. good stuff on every sip - consistent flavour. Yumz. iky7tsdt)(4j5[lmc,gn.,gl;[’;//////////////
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Wild Rose Brewery, served in a shaker. Pours clear amber with a small tan head. The head fades to a thin remnant and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The aroma has huge notes of high-alpha hops, with pine and some grapefruit. There is also a hint of pale malts. The flavour is intensely bitter throughout with only a slight hint of biscuit malts. There are significant grapefruit and pepper notes, along with a hint of flowers. The finish is long and bitter with intense pepper notes. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry texture and light carbonation. Overall, I was a little disappointed with this one--it was excessively bitter and unbalanced, with poorly developed malts. 2011-02-12
JoeZasada (290) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml flip-top bottle. Pours a clear, reddish amber with a thin peal head. Very aromatic, lots of pin and citrus. Taste: lots of citrus / pine hop flavours, more on the flavoring/aromatic side than on the bittering side, very impressive hop pallet for an IIPA, with a nice dry malt undertone. Warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a distinct hop grassiness. Extremely good, I wish this was a regular in six-packs ’cause I’de buy it a lot! Highly recommended!
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just back from the Wild Rose tap room on the eve of the launch of this year’s Imperial IPA. A strong, forceful beer with HOPS!!! and CITRUS!!! Really nice,extra hoppy and enjoyable. The alcohol isn’t noticeable... until you stand up.
For extra fun, if you’re in the tap room, ask for an Imperial James Brown.
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of glouglouburp, BCTC 2010, ratebeer tent. deeper orange pour. tasted like an older ipa, waining bitterness. malts tended to dominate the hops. tea flavor with hops added. ok
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet low-profile IIPA with a strong biscuits/cookies character. Decent, no more.
How: Bottle 500ml, flip-top. Consumed fresh a few days after receiving it from Presario. Thanks a lot Trevor
The look: Partly cloudy dark golden body topped by a large off-white head
In long: The nose is equally tangy, citrusy and coniferous. Something scented/perfumy about the aroma. Body has a lot of slighty toasted sweet biscuits with a touch of honey. Not much caramel, the sweetness is more like sweet cookies. In mouth the hops have a basic leafy character and offer a moderate bitterness. Not bad but the sweet biscuits take too much room in the limited flavour spectrum. Overrated if you ask me. It is not with beer like this one that Canada is going to move away from its cheap prescription drugs based economy.