GlennHendry (528) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2017 sudomorph (1200) - Barrie, Ontario, - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
473ml can form brewery.
Pours a hazy, dirty golden colour with a one finger, off-white head.
Aroma has notes of candy sugar, Belgian yeast, lemon and orange citrus, and hints of pine and spice.
Taste is bitter with some funk. Mildly bitter/semi citrus fruit, alcohol warmth finish.
Medium body with a medium frothy, carbonation.
Pretty clean in the mouth with a touch of slickness.
Overall, not your typical Double IPA. Reminds me of a mix of a IIPA and a Belgian Saison. Not saying that’s bad, just kinda the Jack of All Trades, Master of None.
Loved this beer. Lots of pine and some spices in the aroma. Resiny, spicy, yeasty and tropical all in one sip. Delicious. Atheist_Peace (1042) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Cloudy amber pour with mountains of sticky head that has an orange hue. Loads of big citrus notes on the nose with lots of pine needles and spice. There’s something more tropical in there as well. There’s even more complexity to be had on the palate with more yeasty influences.
Hopefully this one comes back in a bigger run. yrstruly (359) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours gold with a thin, smooth head and lots of lacing. Aroma of fruity and resinous hops, as well as tons of Belgian yeast characters. Taste is fairly dry up front, lots of hop flavour appropriate carbonation and a firm, smooth bitter hop finish. Really good! Lubiere (14247) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice fruity malt with smooth candy sugar, fruity esters, incense, and resinous hops. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of banana notes, cloves, eugenol, and floral hops, with light alcohol burn. On tap at Arrow and Loon. solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Nice package. Pours orange with good radical and lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some florals, light booze. Comes together well. Light sweet malt finish either a little booze. Finishes with some tang and citrus. Tap at Arrow and Loon .
AGAquino (704) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Resiny aroma, aggressive hop bitter flavour with noticeable malts to balance. On tap at C’est What oakbluff (455) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
Tap sample. Typical Belgian yeast esters on nose with some floral hops. Good clarity golden. Very tasty. Nicely balanced with good hop punch and dry finish. Freaky_tiki (1398) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
This brew is something of a holy grail for me. I’ve been questing for a local hop bomb that drops nearly everything but the hops. This delivers: a punchy, boozy hop bomb hung on the flimsiest pretence of balance. Pour at Sauce explodes in a fury of aroma. I’m getting a busted nose of citrus, torn orange peel & grates rind. Taste is sharp with a staggering wallop of hops, and a sharp, almost vitamin c like after burn on the tongue. Unlike anything I’ve had before. Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Frothy and hazy brew with honey like colour. Hoppy pineapple aroma with some esters and honey notes. On the palate those hops come through with aplomb and provides citrus and pineapple notes but those estery belgian yeasty notes come trhough providing sweetness and vanillin. Overall one of the better Belgian IPA’s i’ve had. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
500mL can, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a hazy bronze with a medium white foamy head. Aroma is very inviting, bringing out both Belgian and IPA notes, with floral hops, Belgian yeast, and pine - thankfully not hinting at much sweetness. Flavour is similar and really well-balanced between the two styles, with equal parts Belgian yeast and piney floral hops. Just enough of a malt backbone to hold it all together. Mouthfeel is creamy, dry, and slightly yeasty on the finish. A most excellent hybrid beer.