Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber-red colour. Cloudy, with a thick head. Hop aroma is rich with tropical fruit (mango, kiwi, cantaloupe). Rich, deep bitterness and stacks of fruit on the palate, plus a sweet underpinning that is mainly pale malt but with a firm, light crystal malt stickiness. A fat dose of yeast, long and pithy and Orvallish, adds complexity yet somehow avoids impeding the exceptional brightness of this beer. So rich, complex, bright and rewarding, this beer f’n rocks. Simply one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.
yngwie (16876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015. An unclear, dark golden to amber colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. Citrusy, piney aroma with a wort-like, bready maltyness. Citrus, pine cones and a nice bitterness dominates the flavor, but there’s too much bready, caramel-ish malts in the back. Lacks a bit on bitterness too I think. Full body and a smooth and nice carbonation. Bitter, piney finish with a malty backdrop. Too much on the malty side this one, and I wouldn’t mind more bitterness either. 150611
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque orange with a small beige head. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and doughy / biscuity malt. Flavour of leafy, grassy hops, orange peel, with a very pleasant grassy finish. Medium-to-full bodied with a very well-crafted flavour profile. Very nice.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some pine/grapefruit, light bread/caramel. Soft medium body, light acidity.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A reddish dark amber ale with a thin off white head. A nice hoppey aroma, with berries, and oragne notes. In mouth, a sweetish lactic malt, with caramel and floral hops, but a bit thin and short in mouth. On tap at Vices versa, Jan. 2007.
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - hazy blond colour with a solid pale beige foam left; fairly hoppy with notes of caramel and citrus, almond and honey; medium to full-bodied; fairly bitter but not in an aggressive way; long flowery and fruity notes in a lingering hoppy finish - balanced
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a deeper and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and some earthiness. Tastes of the same.
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
West Coast style IPA from this up and coming brewpub eventually brewery. Samped at Mondiale 2007. Fresh, orange with a little head. Grapefruit nose. Orange citrus taste. Medium mouthfeel and very refreshing finish. Top 15% IPA.
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Vices & Versa, Montréal, QC.
Clear deep amber colour with small off-white head.
Very mild soda like fruitiness and citrusness in aroma.
Dark fruity hops, some bitterness and soda like sweetness in flavour.
Bitterness in aftertaste.
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, citrus and grape finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.