overall
98
94
style
Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It is a strong beer coming in at 8% and is made with RO water, malt, hops & yeast. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what style of beer it could be. IF YOU ASK US WHAT KIND OF BEER IT IS, WE’LL JUST SAY "ITS A 10th ANNIVERSARY BEER..........."

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3.5
DanDan_ (83) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 Grabbed the last bottle of this stuff off the shelf. Pours almost deep copper/amber with a small thick white head. Has a deep hop aroma, resiny pine and slight citrus. Lots of soapiness/malt on the taste and for some reason I get a punch of cedar. Lots of bitterness, oily texture, soft carbonation and long bitter finish. Really awesome beer, I can only wonder what hops are in here! (2016/10/21: 6+4+8+4+17=3.9)
2017/10/11: Was excited to find this in can version instead of the previous 750mL: Almost transparent copper/amber with small white head. Faint hop aroma, some malt/caramel. Bitter taste, with alcohol showing pretty well. Felt overly thin compared to the memory of the last one. Did not enjoy as much as last time. (6+3+5+3+15=3.2)

3.5
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Clear dark amber color with dense activity. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with good legs. Flavors of pineapples, orange, mango, lemon, caramel, butter, sweet grains, floral and herbal spices. A little sweet with tropical fruits and bitter piney hops. Slick oily medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong finish, long tongue coating and astringent feel of thick grassy piney hops tar and very sharp citrus. A little excessive, acidic, and missing some freshness. The flavors are nice, yet quickly overwhelmed by the heavy finish. Lacking a little balance. Overall good quality craft, very good if you like highly bitter IPAs.

3.5
zimbo (972) - SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Golden orangy and brutally bitter with a slight soapy quality. Decent length. Maybe lacks some dimension but still pretty good.

4
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
Rating #2191 - 2015.11.20 - Bottle from CBI Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, earthy hop notes on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey notes, a grassy spicy bite, assertive bitterness. Pretty tasty.

4.1
Cartoonkhaki (1316) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Rich amber colour with light white head. Aroma is caramel and light pine which carries nicely into the flavour. The palate is nice and thickish... not too syrupy. Finishes nice with a little lingering bitter.

3.4
TBone (18225) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle at RB London Meet. Clear amber color, small steady white head. Piney aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, piney, some citrus. Nicely balanced.

3.6
jamestulloch (4328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Clear amber body with a thin off-white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of floral hops, lime chutney and caramel. Flavour of orange peel, grass and a peppery finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Very hoppy but lacking definition.

3.9
Kauge (2126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2016
Second bottle, from LCBO, first one was drunk by the towels off the floor, the lucky bastards. Anyhoo, now that I’ve had the pleasure of actually pouring it and not dropping it on the floor (while completely sober, I might add), it appears deep, almost coppery amber, clear, with rather thick creamy white head. The aroma is... indicating this one’s going to be a bitter hop bomb... Extremely resiny, oily, citrus peel, etc...Tastes mellower, yet still resiny, hop oils and citrus peel, but the loads of malts (as seen in the deep dark colour) really balance the hops nicely. The result is a bit desserty - massively sweet, biscuity, fruity, but also, as said, very citric and resiny... Basically that’s how I like my DIPA-s. And the alcohol is fairly well hidden. Soft and full on the palate with extremely fine carbonation not without a certain fizziness. A lovely brew. Admittedly not amongst the most refined or elegant DIPA-s but certainly very enjoyable.

3.7
kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Very bitter and hoppy. Dank fruit. Dark copper pour from 22oz bottle in Banff. Not bad. A big mouthful for sure

3.7
flatmatt (1608) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2016
22 oz bottle; unknown date. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Light grassy and citrusy aroma. Flavor has a mix of spicy, citrus, and grassy hoppiness, even a little tropical fruit, over some biscuity malt. It’s pretty good, really.


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