mcberko (20908) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
341mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours a murky brownish orange with a big white head. Aroma is the most potent, with light notes of floral hops, along with hay, bready malts and meadows. Flavour seems like more of an east coast or British IPA, with English hops, floral notes, fresh meadows, earthy foresty notes, bread crusts, and lots of biscuity malts. This one doesn’t punish you with hops, but the flavour profile is very elegant. At first I was underwhelmed, but the flavours mesh better and better together, and it warms up to you. Great stuff, albeit atypical for a I(I)PA. Lubiere (14578) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
A hazed amber imperial IPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, intense piney hops with citrus notes, biscuit notes, nice and well balanced. In mouth, biscuit malt with loads of floral hops, oily and resinous, catnip, very classic. On tap at Vices et Versa, Nov. 3 2012. Sammy (13365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. Mother of all floaties, with tons of solid green hop looking matter. A lasting head. Mild hop aroma. IBU and bitterness is right there. This could have been good drinkability, cut rather cautious. DuffMan (10983) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Very hazy amber orange. The aroma is absolutely loaded with ruby red grapefruit, mouthwatering! The malts here are sweet but subdued enough to allow the explosion of grapefruity hops center stage; some papaya and melon add their sweetness to the dominant zesty citrus. The body is oily with just a hint of conifer resin in the finish. Intensely bitter, coating the tongue and lasting an eternity. An outstanding double IPA, perhaps the best I’ve had from Quebec. MartinT (10240) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
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czar (9971) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
Beautifully developed wooden, earthy hop resins benefit from a few citrusy branches before taking this Imperial IPA into an everlasting coniferous bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the floatie-filled pale amber.
-The mouthfeel is soft and encourages big gulps even though the flavor profile is intense and the abv high.
-The hop presence is unrelenting from aroma to finish. This is as pleasant an experience as a fiery hot curry. You’re not looking for elegance; just in the mood for a fireworks display of aroma and flavor. And a long finish. Oh, the endless finish...
-Malts are only there to support the hop spectacle. Don’t look for balance here.
-This is not one of those mega-citrusy I2PAs. It’s all about resins and northerly forests.
-The bitter finish gets tiresome after a while. And then, you just don’t feel much on your tongue. Old Crustacean-like bitterness, I’d say.
on tap bateau de nuit, qc. almost clear bright golden, orange tint, with a creamy off-white head, good retention, strong lacing. crisp and spicy malts, fresh graininess, loads of citrus and tropicalness, hint of ginger, pepper. very hint of sweetness. tingling and warming alcohol. prickly to average carbonation, medium body - oily, very nice medium long grapefruity finish. nice balance. solid iipa. solidfunk (9951) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Nice, well rounded IPA but a little light for an IIPA. Just bitter thick and hops piney with some malt, without having much individual hop character. The booze is quite well hidden though, making it seem more like a good IPA. Pours dark cloudy orange with great head and lacing. Finish is bitter. Soft carbonation. Bottle from Delires du Terroir. TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur d’houblon résineux avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-ambrée voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pin avec une pointe d’ananas et de caramel. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’amertume d’houblon en arrière goût. (Rating #4932) jgb9348 (6781) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Rich, super deep hazy copper and orange coloured body with a nice four centimetre tall tan head - soapy. Aroma of hops, soap, grapefruit, yeast, bread, lemons and a bit of dry grass - relatively pungent. Full-bodied; Super rich hop notes dominate with grapefruit, passionfruit, bread, soap, pine, alcohol and a steady malt backbone following show very nice elements. Aftertaste shows some good bready and yeast qualities with a very nice hop layer with the grapefruit and soapy notes the strongest. Overall, a very nice imperial IPA with some strong flavours and a very well-balanced finish showing some soapy and bready yeast elements bundled nicely with assertive hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Au Coin Duluth in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 20-September-2014 for CA$3,19 sampled at home in Washington on 17-February-2015. Boutip (6737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy pale orangey color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus hoppy notes with light fruity ester. Taste is dominated by quite strong hoppy notes with some citrus notes and some dry bitter notes. Malt presence is felt but doesn’t play a huge role in the flavours profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though a bit below my expectation coming from this brewer. The Nelson Sauvin and Amarillo hops were not a dominant as I would have expected.