Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
On cask at the pub.beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2005
Creamy, satiny smooth and lushious orange, with a burly head. It really was a heady topper! Hop damn! Resinous, gooey cascade, piney, patchouli, weed and citrus rounded off the aroma.
Wicked bitter, but feels almost milky in the gullet (thank you mister cask!). An all-out hop attack, the malt can’t do anything but surrender to this unstoppable force. The hops were so intense that I actually had my fill of it, and spent the rest of my weekend drinking lambics and other low-alpha acid brews. I loved it and will have it again, but not 2-3 pints in one session.
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. Amazing aroma of resinous and citrusy hops. Amazing flavor of resinous and citrusy hops with a strong backbone of biscuity malt. Strong and very long lasting bitter finish. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. I love this beer. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
Aroma:big big hopy nose.....
Appearance:Gold with a good white head...
Flavor:God grapefruit hops,light sugar malt...
Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2005 Had this on tap at the Alchemist pub in waterbury, VT. Great, thick creamy double IPA, wish I lived closer, so I could get this all the time. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Sampled at the 2005 EBF: Pours a clear bronze color with a lacy white head. Intense fresh bold green hoppy aroma. Body is mildly sweet and well hopped but thin. Has a good resiny hop profile and a crisp clean pine finish, but could use a little more malty sweetness to be true to style. Still a nice beer though.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Draft, EBF: Clear orange, light white head. Strong orange aroma, woody creamed grapefruit, lots of pineapple. Very intense vegetal hops though the malt backbone is present, if not up to the typical imperial IPA level. Floral and citrusy bitterness. Well made in the style, but too aggressive citric bitterness for nothing to my tastes. Oily medium body, light carbonation. One more, one less… / Re-rate from a pint at the brewpub: Extremely aromatic, zesty orange hops with a nice supporting biscuity maltiness that smoothens the upcoming hops onslaught, bitter yet tactful and sensitive. Better than the 3.3 I had initially gave it. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 The Lure:Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Gorgeous marijuana and oranges make the mouth water, while slim malts contribute a lightly biscuity character to the prevalent dank perfume. Great lacing around an obviously unfiltered authenticity.
Addictive citrus fruit and dank hop resins cooperate marvelously in this well-brewed and almost quaffable hophead’s dream. Mildly honeyed malts support the hop panorama. Superbly dank coniferous hop bitterness follows the multi-faceted hop flavors, and lingers ad vitam eternam. This is as good a Double IPA there is in the US of A.
Millions of sunrays uplift the spirit.
XBF05: Clear dark orangy yellow, with a large white rocky head that leaves good lacing. Huge spicy pine, citrus, resin aroma, full bodied with lively carbonation starts and ends heavily bitter with a touch of acidity at the end. An excellent example of an IIPA. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Sampled at Etreme Beer Fest 05, Good nose, citrusy, grapefruit/orange. Maybe a little pineapple. Toffee/carmel. Tad hazy orangy yellow color. Bitter flavors. Grapefruit mainly, little metallic, little plasticy. Lite creamy mouthfeel, thinner bodied, bitter dry finish. Good brew, though I was expecting more by what I’d read about it. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 Original Rating (8-3-8-5-17=4.1): Extremely fruity aroma - orange and grapefruit hops nose battles with yeasty esters. Clear, light amber coloured with decent off-white head that lasts nicely. Bitterness is masked by the opening sweet fruitiness but creeps up from the sides of the tongue. Citrus y hop flavours mingle wonderfully with sweet malts and yeasty esters. Alcohol is not at all apparent in the flavour although it is gently warming. Medium body and smooth creamy mouthfeel. A pleasure on the tongue. More please. On tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival.
Rerate (7-4-8-4-14=3.7): Orange, grapefruit-citrus, resinous hop nose. Opaque yellow-tan coloured body is topped with a low, fine bubbled, white head that recedes to a partial cover and rings with lace down the sides of the glass. Very strong hop bitterness and assertive, tart, citrus character - this one is all about the hops although sweet malt character is evidenced underneath. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and Yowie.