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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: Imperial IPA
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For the hop lover in you, this 100 IBU beer uses Columbus and Amarillo hops which exude explosive aromas of citrus, cherry, oak and rose water. Sweetness mingles with alcohol and hops in a lenghty aftertaste.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VincentDamon (487) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Cette bire 10% dalcool vaut vraiment lessai, mme si son prix est plus lev que la moyenne Qubec. Chapeau cette microbrasserie qui est maintenant dans mes top 3 des microbrasseries du Qubec : jai got quatre produits fort diffrents quils proposent et aucune fois je nai t du. Couleur blond ambr, mousse paisse et persistante ; jadore. Parfum deau de rose, de cerises, de pamplemousses, de mandarines. Got complexe, fruit, finale houblonne trs intressante. Dordinaire, jaime plus ou moins les bires trop houblonnes et jai hsit acheter cette IPA impriale. Jai toutefois ador la finale et elle est forte mais trs bien balance. Jai savour ce nectar dans un verre tulipe. Excellent produit! Cheers!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
opc (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
This is a stunning IPA from a great little brew pub in Gatineau. Most of the brewpubs in and around the Ottawa area offer up embarrassingly bad beers, but these guys have a few very good offerings that are now available in bottles at stores around the area. The beer itself has a wonderfully bright nose, with plenty or aromatic hops, citrus, some pine needle and a touch of sweetness. The colour is pretty typical of any IPA, with a nice deep golden hue and a beige head that dissipates slowly as you drink it. The taste is truly among some of the best IPAs Ive ever had. At 10% its a very hefty beer even for an imperial, splitting the line somewhere between a DFH 90 minute and a DFH 120 minute. In that regard, the balance is almost perfect. The alcohol is very well integrated, and not really noticeable due to the crisp finish provided by the intense hops, and the excellent balance of sweetness. Mouthfeel is a little on the thick side, but it suits this beer perfectly. Anything with this much alcohol and hops needs a heavier feel to it, and this delivers without feeling overly sweet or sugary. Overall, this is one of my new favorites, and comes strongly recommended is you happen to be in the area. Strangely, I feel it tastes better from the bottle than it does served at the actual pub.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbou (1) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
Lorsque l?on sent la biere nous avons une belle odeur de houblon. D?apparence ambre et opaque, cette biere a un excellent gout. Il faut vraiment l?essayer

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (3284) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Great beer. I had it at lunch. Pours a cloudy/opaque golden yellow with a big frothy head and great lacing. Aroma is citrus/grapfruit coming from a boatload of hops. Taste is a punch in the mouth of citrus/floral hop bitterness with a smoothness of wheat and hop. Reminded me of Pliny although its been awhile. Ill be back.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lpparent (2) - - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
This is a good IPA, probably one of the best. Its a strong beer with great aroma.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours hazed orange with a tan head. huge tropical fruit nose. great big hop flavour, not much malt backbone, highly drinkable. great IIPA from QC? who knew?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 26, 2015
What a fine surprise finding this lil gem turned out to be. A big fruity, sweet, herbal and floral bombardment of aroma and taste this is. Pineapple, pear, pine, floral notes, light cardamom and white pepper, honeydew melon; such an interesting of array to be found in an atypically tasting IIPA. This is very smooth and close to being undercarbonated but that flavour is so excellent that the soft mouthfeel isnt a turn off. Beautiful to boot, a wonderful lace rides the sides and the glass gets swiveled about. Be cautious, this is an easy drinker for such a high percentage.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
Liquide lgrement orang, surmont dune mousse blanche la belle dentelle. Au nez, agrumes (surtout les ananas en fait), pommes et sucre. Trs fruite en bouche, les sucres rsiduels sont prsents mais bien incorpors au mlange, au demeurant lui-mme tonnamment bien balanc. Cest une double IPA surprenante, qui ne tombe pas dans le pige de la surenchre du sucre, qui emploie merveilleusement bien les houblons qui la composent.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pumpkinhead2 (897) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bire orange cuivre, lgrement voile, bonne effervescence, et surmonte dune copieuse et abondante mousse couleur crme, bien dense, assez rsistante, et qui sagrippe sur les parois du verre. Armes principalement houblonns dun houblon surtout floral et vgtal (bois) avec quelques notes dorange, de pamplemousse, dananas et de rsine. Ces armes sont galement bien malts, pain frais et ptisserie avec un certain sucr (sucre dorge et/ou miel). Des effluves dalcool sont galement bien perceptibles, et, par moment, de subtiles odeurs de phnols de fermentation (clou de girofle, eucalyptus, aseptisant, caoutchouc) semblent tre prsentes. Nez somme toute bien agrable, belle complexit, bonne intensit. En bouche, ptillement moyen-faible sur la langue, onctuosit trs leve su palais, cest moelleux, soyeux et velout, mais galement huileux et liquoreux. Quel palais magnifique! Au got, entre bien malte de pain frais, ptisserie, malt mielleux et sucre dorge, suivi dun houblon floral et bois aux petites notes plus fruites (agrumes et ananas peut-tre aussi un peu de cantaloup et de pche). Lalcool et les phnols sont heureusement bien moins prsents en bouche quau nez, quoique quune agrable sensation chaleureuse envahisse indubitablement le dgustateur. Bire trs intense, finale lamertume puissante, mais assez bien balance par les sucres et le malt, quilibre intressant, trs bonne intgration des diffrentes saveurs. Excellente bire!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aumax1 (303) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml de blonde. Au nez cest trs parfum floral et notes de sucre dorge. Au gout cest trs explosif mais bien quilibr notes de miel et amertume pas trop intense.


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