Crockett (1119) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017 hangunder (305) - Ontario, - FEB 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel malt, grapefruit and catty hop aroma. Malt actually comes through in the aroma more than the hops although this was bottled Jan 30. Dark caramel/copper color with quickly dissipating white head. Slightly hazy.Taste is sweet with herbal/spicy hops upfront, a bit of pineyness and alcohol in the middle and a long hop bitter finish. Not overly bitter for a DIPA. Quite full bodied, but only mildly carbonated. Very well balanced.
Bottle. Many Many Times. Pours foggy dark honey with a short creamy head. Decent soapy lace. Lots of honey, wood, cedar, grapefruit, with tangerine and peach. This is lovely. Although very sweet. Not nearly as medicinal as some of the 9% IIPAs out there. Heavily toasted cracker malt, and traces of earth round out the depth. A little sticky through the finish. Probably shouldn’t be drinking this on a 28C day. Despite it’s softness in the style, it still manages to hide the alcohol well. I’d have figured this was in the 7% range, tops. I’ve had Witchshark dozens of times (tap/bottle). It seems to have become extremely reliable from batch to batch. Some can be a little harsh, some are a touch sweet (this one), but they’re always really dangerously good. CraftBeerNick (2608) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Tap at the Brewpub, Toronto, 12th July 17. Pours clear and an apricot colour. Aroma is fruity, citrus, pine. Taste is clean and bitter, citrus and pith, some sweetness, good, but I was hoping for more. omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2017
Keg at Brother’s 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. thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
This is a serious beer! Careful with this one you’ll be on the floor in no time. arminjewell (9688) - 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.
GenDV138 (7285) - 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. Travlr (25216) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy golden yellow color, bright white head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Taste is bittersweet fruit. Tasty. jc1762 (1472) - 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. jamestulloch (4151) - 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. AleRider78 (1333) - 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.