XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear, golden straw with a frothy bright white cap and big bubble lacing. Aroma of resinous pine, citrus rind, caramel, and a bit of double bubble gum (which I guess is a chalky candied wetness).
Taste is sweet with a big punch of bitter. Gritty, sticky palate. Dry finish, but not really long. Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Hazy blonde. Aroma has some phenols - pool cleaner- with pear and other orchard fruit. Touch of the same orchard fruit character. Kind of a light character. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This one was poured into snifter and a tulip several times. No differences were really noted.
The appearance was a nice hazy orange to copper color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipates within less than a minute.
The smell had a decent amount of bitter piney hops burying some sweet caramel malts, but those malts eventually come out as it warms.
The taste was sweet and bitter at separate times with a sharp crisp light dried fruit aftertaste and then a super dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a fairly decent sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was a bit more subdued than most DIPA’s I’ve had but nothing too underbearing.
Overall, this was a super dry DIPA with a pretty subdued carbonation to it that made it pretty sessionable. I wanted to say this could go good with its respected food, but one might want to have a glass of water along the side due to the dryness of this beer. Gerbeer (4009) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours amber with light head. Aromas of pine. Flavors of pine and sweet malts. Not bad, but expecting a bit more. These IPA’s are all starting to taste the same... stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 A 650 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. Medium amber color with a bit of whitish head. Slight hop and malt nose. In the mouth it’s a nicely balanced light hop forward, big malt back. Medium bitter malted finish. Tasty! 3.7.
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
And Oct 04, 2014 on tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Still a great impy IPA. 3.7.
Sparkling gold,lasting white head.Nose of light piney/spicy hops.Lemony tart start,light malt mid. Big long citrus/bitter hop finish DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Aroma: A nice blend of sour citrus and hops
Appearance: Bright yellow with an off white head
Taste: A bitter sweet and crisp start with an slightly chocolaty bitter finish
Palate: Fairly thick overall a oily texture with rather high carbonation and a long finish.
Overall: A better all around beer than an IPA. Some purists may knock it for that but I am not going to. It is a nice and more refreshing take on the IPA that that the to bash you with hops, and as a guy that likes the super bitter massively hoped IPA beers I would say this is a good starting point glennmastrange (2914) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tap. moderate roasted grain for the malt, heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, medium soap for the yeast. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and finishes sticky and moderately to heavily alcoholic. Wow! Now that’s a powerful DIPA, almost overbearingly hopped Masterkush7 (581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours golden with a medium, fluffy, off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is biscuits and piney hops. Flavor is bready malt, biscuit, and piney, citrus hops
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tony1941 (9) - - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
poured a copper color - aroma was nice citrus and pine - head was okay it was short lived - taste was like a cereal with some citrus hints and a little hoppy the high ABV 8.5 % was not noticeable to me . i really like this beer it’s not for everyone and the abv will sneak up on you - definitely will be buying this in the future