jgb9348 (6099) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep chunky copper and amber coloured body with a thick, soapy, antiquey tan colour - looks like a lot of Quebecois-based IPAs. Aroma of bright cascade hops, caramel, toffee, nuts, earth and a bit english-y. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a nice bright hop bite, some earthy malt behind with a little bit of grapefruit on the tail end. Aftertaste shows a lot of character and complexity with the nuts, earth, metal and bright hops all making a statement. Overall, a very nice IPA - perhaps one of the best I’ve had from the whole of Canada! I sampled this 341 mL bottle purchased from Marche Des Sauvers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for CA$3.79 on 27-June-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 01-December-2011.
pushkinwow (2758) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Mahogany with sediment and a fluffy off white head. Pine, fresh but muted citrus hops, grapefruit being the most prevalent aroma, malt is there but does not seem well balanced. Quite nice and fresh, bitter that becomes astringent on the palate as the bitterness grows, average body and carbonation, alcohol is there in the middle, becomes dry and a very hoppy bitterness at the end, almost like you can feel the hops just sitting there. Its an interesting beer - not necessarily well balanced but some interesting flavours throughout.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Saint Bock. Amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is awesome. Lots of juicy fruit and tropical mango character. A little bit of fairly bright hoppiness. Grapefruit and orange in addition to some very heavy hoppiness. Bitter and resinous on the finish with a lot of bright fruity character up front. A pretty damn nice IPA.
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 341 ml
Aroma: fresh, crisp , sharp hop aroma , aromatic floral , sap and candy sugar. 7+
Appearance: hazed almost murky dark amber with medium creamy , beige top. Ring of lace. 4-
Body , Flavour , Palate and Final Notes: full bodied. Bitter , raw leafy hop feel. Very potent bold in character , even to the point of being harsh. One my cup of IPA to one dimensional.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 28JN11.
App.: Clear copper with a generous light tan head.
Aroma: Rich fruity malts, nice grapefruit and pine/resin, slightly earthy and savoury, floral, thick hops, a bit woodsy and a touch earthy, quite nice.
Palate: Medium body and moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Nice fruity, peppery, green, dank, pine, resin, grapefruit hops, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, burnt sugar, floral/perfumed, great stuff; dry with very good bitterness and a fairly clean finish, lingering bitterness.
A nicely-crafted and quite hoppy IPA.
rejtable (2563) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very solid hop forward beer. Big initial hop bite. Maybe some acidic citrus like grapefruit. Also strong pine aroma. Poors a dark amber with no head retention. Taste is very heavy bitter. Medium to light body with very lively carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish.
Eructoblaster (4137) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 341ml. Nice hazy copper body with a thin, lasting off-white frothy head. fresh hoppy taste with fruity (citrus, cherries) and piney hints. Its sharp, robust hoppy taste carries woody notes and ends with a very long, strong bitter finish. Very good IPA.
cfrancis (3374) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper amber with a nice white frothy head. Aroma is malty with a nice hop bitterness. Taste is mainly a solid earthy dry hop bitterness with a great hop backbone. It’s like an English IPA in the malty body but with a great hop bitterness.
czar (8895) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear copper, orange tint, with a decent white head. cereals, some caramel malts. grapefruit aroma and taste - medium hopping, medium to long finish. light body, strong carbonation.
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Superbe bière cuivrée, légèrement trouble, coiffée d’un beau col chamoix laissant une jolie dentelle au verre. Des arômes robustes et floraux de résine. Extrêmement amère. C’est une bière généreuse à la texture collante laissant une puissante fin amère. Mondial de la bière 2011.