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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed with Amarillo, Simcoe and Saaz hops.
20 Plato

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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
godofsky (274) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
750ml bottle from Le Gobelet, tulip glass. pours a beautiful hazy golden colour with a huge, sticky white head that leaves tons of lacing on the glass. aroma is intense. fruity, yeasty, and a punch of citrus hops make up the bouquet. taste starts off with some sweet malts, coriander, notes of bread and cereal, and some citrus. the finish is all hops. bitter, sharp, and citrus. alcohol is well hidden. mouthfeel is excellent. full bodied, lots of carbonation and refreshing. this is a world class beer. glad i picked up a few bottles to see how well they age.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
750ml 2010 bottle. Pours a golden yellow, light carbonation, 2 finger white big bubbly head. Aroma of apples, banana, alcohol and yeast - I dont get a huge hit of hops on the nose though. Very sweet on the initial taste, fades to bitter, lingers and develops on the palate. Creamy and smooth - delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
czar (8823) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
pours clear golden with a 3-finger white head, good retention, very nice lacing. aroma is fruity, apples, pears, sweet malts, champagne yeast, hint of spices, and an intense dry-hop profile, as if i was smelling hop pellets. fortunately, the hop profile is marvelous: dry-hop indeed at the beginning and finishes on some herbal and floral notes. micro-bubbly, champagne-like, so is the taste. balance of sweetness-alcohol and malt-hops is a masterpiece.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2011 Le liquide a une robe dore et embrouille. La mousse est rocailleuse et solide. Une superbe dentelle est observe. Au nez, des effluves de fleurs et des vapeurs de houblons fruits rencontrent un malt mielleux et stimul par un poivre doux. Au got, les douces saveurs des grains sont subjugues par des saveurs houblonnes fraches : fruits tropicaux, herbes amres, fleurs parfumes, pin. Tout comme dans les armes, lalcool demeure bien dissimul. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec une effervescence vitamine et une texture somme toute crmeuse. En finale, les notes douces font place une amertume modre et asschante.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
750ml bottle. 2010 Vintage in a tasting glass. Clear golden pour with frothy white head that leaves a good lace. Great interplay of hops, smoke and yeast on the nose with the same sort of effect on the palate. Theres a note of bubblegum throughout as well. Very interesting and great. *Tasted in a mini-vertical against the 09 Vintage. After age the 09 has lost almost all its hop character and gained a LOT of carbonation (assuming both batches were brewed to the same recipe). The 09 has a big smoky/spicy nose with a chalky hint. Theres a big fruit presence on the palate with a fairly big burn factor in the finish. Assessment: Definitely better drunk fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
just had the 2009 vs 2010 so this is gonna be a comparison. 2010:clean and clear golden in colour; 2009 cloudy golden in colour. both have great foamy head to them. Noses are somewhat similar. expressive belgian esters. the 2010 is freshy, leafy hops focussed but both are more belgian on the nose than an IPA. palate is wow!!!!! beligan ester and well carbonated but there are hoppy bitterness in there. Im seriously impressed. seriously worth the bucks!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16619) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
750mL bottle, pours hazy golden blond with a big white head. Aroma of barnyard yeast, banana, citrus and complex yeast. Flavour of intensely complex yeasts, banana, citrus, and a variety of dynamic spices - highly carbonated but not muting of the flavours. Most wonderful - a special treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2009 bottle via a trade with savvy1982. Pours with a huge foamy white head over a hazed golden body. Full retention. Aromas are hoppy with candy sugar, honey, grass and a bit musty. Flavors of candi sugar, apricot, marmalade, and sage with a bitter finish. Lively bubbles. Dry yet rich. A very tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow golden, topped with a huge, frothy white head. Peppery, spicy aroma with some floral and grassy notes. Flavor is reminiscent of a farmhouse ale with pepper, wheat, citrus herbal notes and earthy hops at the finish. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Super easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
750ml bottle, 2009 edition, graciously sent across the border by Glouglouburp. thanks, dany! pours a gorgeous, slightly hazy, apricot color with a massive, soapy, bright white head that wont stop building in the glass and leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with big, belgian yeast, peppery, clovey spices, and sharp lemon zest backed by light tropical fruits, hints of pine, and dryer sheets with a touch of vanilla icing. flavor is wonderful, like a fine belgian ipa, with fresh, piney hops, orange citrus, pineapple, and lemon zest backed by sweet yeast, honey, exotic florals with a touch of spicy clove and cinnamon on the finish. palate is medium bodied and creamy on the tongue despite the effervescent carbonation with a crisp, dry finish. overall, a top notch brew.


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