overall
96
96
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep gold in colour with incredible aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and mango, My Bitter Wife is an IPA for the serious hop-heads out there. Full bodied, subtle malt notes with a pleasant and balanced bitterness obtained using some Simcoe, Columbus and Centennial hops, it finishes dry with a lingering hop presence that leaves you wanting more. My Bitter Wife will be sure to awaken your senses with each sip.

THE NAME:
Carrie Nation was a nearly unstoppable force behind the temperance movement. She fought a long and hard battle, hacking at the legs of libation. My Bitter Wife is our tribute to her!
Part of Tank Ten series!

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gildnerk (198) - Dsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Tap at the Victory Cafe. Hazy light gold with a thin white head and some lacing. Complexly sweet aromas of tropical fruit with some spruce hoppiness. Taste is quite bitter at first and then moves into a more mellow fruity sweetness. Maybe a bit too fruity for my taste. Otherwise a dry finish and a pillowy mouthfeel through the CO2. Quite good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RxForHealth (180) - - APR 25, 2014
This is a seriously good IPA. Pours a dark orange. The aroma is all grapefruit. On the palate is foam, citrus, and a nicely balanced hops. Long bitter finish. Excellent. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9592) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, flowers and resins provide plenty of juicy hoppiness in this otherwise sticky IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam covers the cloudy honey blond.
-Carbonation is quite low.
-Mouthfeel could be crisper and flavors better defined (maybe a question of freshness?).
-Hops arent as aromatic as they are flavorful.
-Residual sugar level is relatively high.

On tap at Volo.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (533) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Has a poignant citrus nose on a light golden body with a fairly thin white head. The "big C" hops deliver with fruity hops. Grapefruit is present, but not overpowering, backed up by a very juicy mixture of other citrus and tropical hop accents. A west-coast-IPA-style sweet bready malt effectively underpins this punchy IPA. A simple but very tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
codfishh (202) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
From a bottle pours clear and golden, aroma is passion fruit and biscuity malt. Flavor is citrusy hops and biscuity malt finish is semi sweet. Medium carb medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Rating number 500 lovely citrus pine aroma Pours a nice cloudy orange with a nice good sized white froth Not as grapefruity as some American IPAs but very nice dry hoppy finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (1111) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
650 np bottle. Pours a hazy, pale orange with a thin, off white head that leaves mild lacing. Aroma has big notes of pine, resin, citrus, and a hint of bread. Taste is bitter but not overblown. Notes of resin, orange citrus, grapefruit, and pine with a drawn out, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Clean, refreshing texture with a dry finish. Overall a really nice IPA. Very drinkable with lots of pine, resin, and citrus. Worth getting!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (828) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy pale orange with a small off white head that leaves good lace. Big nose of citrus with light background of toast. Bitter from start to finish with grapefruit dominant and enough sweet malts and a touch of honey to smooth things out a bit but the hops are the star. Medium slick body with nice carbonation and a great dry bitter finish that just keeps going. Love it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 purchased at LCBO in a 650ml bottle. Very good IPA. Bitter with lots of grapefruit tastes. If there was a way to balance it out a little bit more this could be a top IPA, but none the less still very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1513) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy light amber/yellow colour with some lacing.There is plenty of c-hops in the nose with some pine cone simcoe goodness. Needless to say it is all about the hops in the aroma, with those same bittering and citrus hoppy flavours carrying through on the palate. Good stuff!


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