sawyerpc15 (160) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017 MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear, orange body beneath a rocky white head. Aroma was well hopped. Flavour and mouth were acceptable. Not the best IIPA ever for me, but it was okay.
I enjoyed this ale and surprised it was so smooth with an alcohol content of 8.2 as I expected to taste that. Not too hoppy or bitter. Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle - Caramel malt and some light hop notes. Cloudy gold with a small white head. Caramel, metalic notes and some booze. Not very complex and just OK. DomD (307) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle into glass. Very faint hoppy citrus aroma. Pours a hazy copper with minimal head. Taste is light to medium bitter. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and a slightly bitter finish. I’m conflicted about this one, its not bad but could be a bit more hoppy. But if you are looking for a strong beer that is not overly bitter and hoppy this one might be for you. Ericular (1035) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2015
On tap at Spinnakers. This one was sharp and bitter. I like the style, but this wasn’t the best representation. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
On draft at the brewpub Victoria. Clear medium gold color, with an off white head. Surprisingly small amount of hops, this is primarily a malt forward beer, bread, mild sweetness, caramel, and notes of citrus. It’s not really bad, but it’s very different from your typical double pale ale.
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Une pâle ale assez bonne mais pas très impériale. Amer, assez bien équilibré, mais rein de complexe ou unique. nealblind (1965) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Amber pour. Foamy head. Aroma of soapy citrus pine. Tastes like funky milk - cow’s teat. Caramel pine citrus. Palate is thick. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014- The big hops aroma just did not come off. Interesting but I would say a IPA not a double. houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Amber in the glass with little head. Mild on the tongue without much hop but ok malt. Much like an English style easy sipper.
Ccowley (1) - - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
One of the better strong beers I have had. At such a high alcohol this beer is very clean tasting.