Bellwoods Witchshark Imperial IPA

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style
Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Intensely hoppy American style Imperial/Double IPA. Tropical fruit aroma with a well-balanced bitterness showcasing flavours of mango, grapefruit and pine.

Yeast: American Ale
Hop: Columbus, Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial
Malt: Pale, Vienna, Crystal

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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24630) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Keg at Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Lightly hazy golden, mid sized head. Rich lychee and grapefruit aroma. Mid dry with medium-full body and dense, rounded mouthfeel. Lychee and citrus, light notes of syrup. Mid bitter finish. Well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
This is a serious beer! Careful with this one youll be on the floor in no time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, bread, some nice orange, grapefruit, floral hops. Taste was a mix of orange, grapefruit, resinous notes into biscuit, bread, slight floral, grassy hops at the end, bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6985) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle at the Local DC Tasting. Thanks Tyler! Slightly hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23615) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow color, bright white head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bittersweet fruit. Tasty.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Poured into a snifter showing well filtered dry straw yellow with sparse white foam. The nose shows barely anything. The palate is well carbonated and light bodied. Flavors of extremely light dry lemon that transitions very quickly into a strong IPA bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of overripe orange, lime chutney and cookies. Flavour of pine, nectarine, grapefruit peel and fresh, peppery hops. Medium to full body with an oily texture. Light fizz. Aggressively hopped but very easy to drink for the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (972) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Picked up a bottle at the brewpub. Pours a huge frothy off-white head and has a golden amber appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas are mostly of floral hops variety, quite fruity and citrusy as well, pine and grassy notes. Flavours are very fruity, citrus notes abound, some floral hops as well. Quite a smooth and silky mouthfeel. Great retention. Lively carbonation. Easy to drink and 9% abv is not too noticeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (620) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle from The Loose Moose. Lots of tropical fruit (notably mango) and sweet caramel malt on the nose, with faint citrus and icing sugar . Pleasantly sweet malt, light spice, with a balanced dose of bitterness and booze. Understated, but incredibly smooth and well-balanced. This stuff is top shelf, but I agree with my buddy Freaky_Tiki about Robohop being the best Ontario IIPA. Still, this is up there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2016
Pours clear golden with a thick white head fading quickly. Aromas consists of peaches, mangos and coniferous qualities. Medium to full bodied, sweet mango, a bit thick on the palate, bitterness that supports the mouthfeel adequately, fruity/coniferous finish. good 2IPA


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