mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks so much, Dany!), pours a beautiful mostly clear dark golden with a small white head. Nose is full-on piney hops, coniferous tree, and resin, with little malt backbone. Flavour brings out loads of dry coniferous, loads of piney and resinous hops, light citrus and grapefruit notes, and a light toasted malt backbone that only provides support to the hops. Refreshing fruity notes along with dry piney hops linger on the mouthfeel, almost providing a puckering tartness but it’s really just the dry fruitiness. Amazingly complex for a IIPA with very high drinkability. Awesome stuff.
Ratman197 (14508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bpomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit and pine resin. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine resin and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
djd07 (13989) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine, dank, tropical fruit. Medium mouth, pineapple, dank, citrus, nice bitterness, very nice.
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 Bottle shared by Kyle, thanks! Poured a cloudy orange with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a beautiful dank pine note with a bit of marijuana and sweet grains underlying. Flavor had the same dank pine note with some grass, weed and a nice grain backbone.
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Greg’s palace courtesy of JBPortland. Thanks Josh! Pours a bit hazy yellow orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge grapefruit creamy, mango, pineapple, a bit dank aroma. A bit sweet and somewhat goopy malty but full of candy, pineapple, mango, and other tropical fruits. A bit strong on the booze on the finish but enjoyable. Cheers Until Next Time!
jercraigs (10302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-02-22. Lightly hazy bright orange small off-white head. 3+ Hoppy aroma, bit of cat pee, orange rind, celery. Flavour is a bit more citrusy, light leafy notes and celery. Average bodied palate. Moderate carbonation. Decent but the hop character is a bit odd. Bottle shared by Blankboy.
j12601 (10266) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Black Back when I stopped here with Max on the way to Hill Farmstead’s Harvest Festival. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big bright citrus and grapefruit. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth, lots of big bitterness. Warming alcohol, earthy and pungent. Hoppy, long bitterness. Chewy hops, long bitterness. Pith and grapefruit. Alcohol comes through again, but while it’s definitely present, it’s not hot or intrusive.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Coniferous hop fireworks display resinous patterns and citrusy backdrops where lightly honeyed malts set the stage for lengthy grassy bitterness. A world-class, super polished Double IPA from surely one of the smallest breweries in North America. Bravo!
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thick sheet of foam garnishes the bronzed golden.
-Why aren’t there more of these superbly aromatic IPAs in Quebec? If they can do it in Vermont...
-This is very much the same quality one gets in John Kimmich’s (from The Alchemist) IPAs.
-Alcohol is almost a no show in the flavor profile.
-The flavors are all super clean, shining from beginning to end.
mabel (9160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5133-20130222] 1pt6floz bottle. Celery and light resin orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter orange peel resin hops flavour has a bit of a soap background. Medium-full body is boozy over time. Good. (8/3/7/3/16) 3.7
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle number 13/96. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A nice sweet fruity hop nose, some herbal notes. The flavor is a rich leafy fruity concoction, only light bitterness, more caramel, earthy. rich smooth hops. A very good palate. The bitterness is in the finish for sure. Oranges and pear. Nice.