lesifflebiere (1904) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2017
Ce jus de houblons concentré est opaque et mousseux dans le verre du buveur ; arômes fruités et légèrement sapinés, comme sa petite soeur Arcane, mais en plus intense, comme il se doit. La bouche est succulente, l’alcool est bien contrôlé, les sucres résiduels contenus, les arômes de plantes vertes déchaînés. Une double india presque sans faille, autant accessible que satisfaisante pour les amateurs aguerris. Pas impressionnante à proprement parler, mais diablement solide. GRM (4075) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on 12-12-16, best before 12-02-17, trade with François Léveillé (merci!), savoured on March 10 2017; eye: caramel with a golden hue, hazy, no effervescence, sheet of white head made up of rather large bubbles, good lacing; nose: pine, citrus fruits, citrusy, tangerine, malt, fusel; mouth: pine, citrus fruits, citrusy, tangerine, malt, grapefruit, slight residual sugar, mild astringency, fusel, semi-dry finale in pine with presence of malt, full body, rather carbonated, rather bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée 12-12-16, meilleure avant 12-02-17, échange avec François Léveillé (merci!), savourée le 10 mars 2017; œil : caramel avec une teinte dorée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, couverture de mousse blanche formée de bulles plutôt grosses, bonne dentelle; nez : pin, agrumes, citrique, tangerine, malt, fusel; bouche : pin, agrumes, citrique, tangerine, malt, pamplemousse, très léger sucre résiduel, astringence moyenne, fusel, finale semi-sèche en pin avec présence de malt, corsée, plutôt carbonatée, plutôt amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : bien neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
(650ml Dec 12, 2016 bottling, care of my girl phyllomedusa) ~6 wks old at drinking. Pours opaque dark gold with burnt orange tinge and a big, dense eggshell head that fades slowly with lots of lace. Aroma of loads of orange and white grapefruit peel with orange pulp, mango, lychee, flowers, a touch leafy, clean lightly sweet malts with a hint of oats (though apparently an illusion). Flavour is semi dry from the start, orange peel, underripe mango, a sort of tropical cocktail bitters character, orange cordial, lightly sweet pale malt, barest hint of caramelization, fading into loads of hop oils, citrus peels, persistent bitterness that’s subtle but builds. Quite full body with rather soft carbonation, no alcohol. Bloody lovely nose and feel, even at less than maximum freshness. A really excellent DIPA that drinks as easily as a modern IPA. Fred82 (2329) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2017
500ml bottle from F. Veilleux. Thanks man ! Pours clear pale yellow with small foamy white head. Creamy head. Nose great smooth fruity mangos and passion fruits. Very light spicy notes. Quite floral. Very light resinous notes. Smooth malty background. Very fragrant and very smooth. Taste spicy hops with floral notes. Some tropical fruits but not as much as on the nose. Finish floral and spicy with light resinous notes. Finish fairly resinous. Really smooth overall, not much alcohol. Very well balanced. Nice palate, carbonation level is just right. Body feels nice too. Truly a world class DIPA. I expected a lot and it meet my expectations. Wow. mansquito (6514) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2017
From the Canada: Pours opaque, light orange with a white head. Aroma is a lot of tropical fruit and loads of fleurs. Taste is kind of a juice bomb. Lots of tropical fruit and floral tastes. Bitterness is certainly there in the finish. Super smooth with a very nice aftertaste. Dank.
Uncle Hoppy (2) - Quebec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2016 does not count
Spectacular balanced Double. Floral and citrusy, starts with a hard bite to the palette a then mellows to a perfect finish. Really nicely done again by AuVal. I’m always pleasantly surprised by what they create. phyllomedusa (25) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours golden yellow with a foamy, thick white head with lots of big bubbles and lace. Aroma is intense tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange, and maybe a bit of melon. Flavours are well matched with the nose - heavy tropical fruit up front; lots of grapefruit, sweet orange or tangerine, mango, pineapple, with floral, grassy, and pine notes in behind. Bitter finish is well-balanced by the slight sweetness from the fruit flavours. Very smooth mouthfeel, medium body, average carbonation. Super drinkable, complex, well-balanced, excellent beer. haukur (1963) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - OCT 22, 2016
bottle. Bottled 12th october. Somewhat hazy golden yellow. Aroma has explosion of tropical fruit. Mango, pineapple, slight grass but huge fruit juice notes of the good kind. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, finish is dry with balanced bitterness. Simply awesome Frudel (252) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
One of the best DIPA I’ve had in my life, seriously this beer is amazing, so many complex tastes coming from the hops. Floral and citrus, well balanced. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2016
Slightly hazy straw color with good carbonation. Frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, producing decent leggings. Flavors of fresh tropical fruits like pineapple and grapefruits, butter, faint orange and pine, highly floral and a little grassy. Balanced sweetness and bitterness. Smooth slick medium body with the perfect amount of carbonation. Medium strength finish, lingering with tons of lemon and notes of flowers and fresh grass. Highly accessible with low perception of alcohol. Incredibly well balanced and intensified. Delicious, very fresh and tender, a real pleasure to drink. Overall incredible craft. Highly recommended. One of the best double IPA out there.