michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
22oz. Bottle (At 8.3%ABV per the Bottle): Got in trade from Sammy; THANKS Sammy! Aroma of caramel malt, hops, light pine, light citrus, and a hint of grapefruit. Poured amber in color with a small, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of caramel malt, hops, pine, slight grass, and light citrus. Medium body. Lightly oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Caramel malt, hop, pine, light grass finish is medium sweet and medium bitter. 8.3%ABV is completely hidden throughout. JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Pour hazy copper/orange khaki head minimal lacing. Aroma malt forward, caramel, toffee, grapefruit, pine, slightly sweet. Taste malt forward yet very bitter not in the west coast IPA sense, caramel, toffee, burnt, grapefruit, orange rind, citrus fruit, pine. MF medium to full sticky body, pretty mellow carb. Very tasty brew not your regular west coast IIPA tho. czar (9338) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
pours deep orange with a thick off-white head. strong piney aroma. tons of caramel malts. somewhat very uncertain of this match... long metallic citrusy-piney finish. disliked this dIPA. thb (832) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
I was honestly a little underwhelmed by this. Maybe more like whelmed if thats possible. Pours rich copper, decent head, etc. As promised, this ones about the hops, and hops there are - here with a noticeable orange kick. Lots of citrus in general, backed up by some sweet caramel malts. Alcohol is hidden. Its nicely done. All that aside though, I thought it was a little uninspired and quite restrained. Maybe Im being harsh. Metalchopz (3474) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Nice ! Made it to Ontario (it says on their website) LCBO in a bomber. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a creamy off-white head that stays a long, long time, creating bubbly lacing. The aromas are a nice mix of the hop (pine, grapefruit), sweet malt (caramel) and notes of nuts. Pretty much the same is found in the taste. A nice dry finish with the hop, lingering, but not over excessively. Again, well-balanced with the caramel malt, burnt sugars. This is really easy to drink and does not hit the extreme of Double IPAs.
Spab (4003) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a hazy deep, vibrant orange with small white head. Rich, balanced aroma with lots of caramel malt as well as earthy, citric hops. Big juicy, earthy hops in the flavour nicely balanced by caramel malts. Thick body; lingering bitterness and a hint of alcohol warmth in the finish. Rather restrained for a double IPA but extremely enjoyable. pootzboy (1790) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
650ml bottle fairly fresh.
Pours a turbid orange-amber ale in the glass with a massive creamy long lasting cap that will support a quarter. Medium carbonation, excellent lacing.
Aroma is a pungent earthy-sweet fruitiness with undertones of ripe mango, honey and saramel malts.
Rich mouth feel, Big blast of alphas in front is instantly balanced by big caramel maltiness and earthy fruit tones. Finish dries out slightly but alpha bittering lingers like a long cold metallic sting on the palate..
A world class DIPA. Johnsense (1734) - - MAR 7, 2011
Bottled about a month ago, bought at the LCBO.
Appearance: Pours a bronze/orange colour with a puffy 2 finger head that lasts and laces.
Smell: Pine, citrus fruit, caramel, a bit of mango, earthy malt.
Taste: Fair bit maltter than I expected but still quite good for the style. Citrus fruits, Pine hoppiness.....actually fairly well balanced.
Drink: a tad oily in the mouthfeel, but finishes dry and bitter. Easy to drink a couple bombers of this before the alcohol catches up with you. Grab the right cheese to go with this and you’re set for the night.
Overall: My first review on this site and a solid IPA to kick things off with. At under 6 bucks a bomber I feel like I’m stealing!
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2011
Semi-hazy amber pour with a nice strong, firm head. Malty aroma with some citrus notes. String taste, nicely full bodied with a hoppiness that was more restrained than I would have guessed. Nice bitterness lingering on the tongue. Definitely a winner. imaragingbull (575) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear-ish - near hazed orange amber with intense, resilient off white head. Nose a nice malt aroma: sweet toffee and grain backed up with grassy, pine and citrus notes. A touch metallic. Medium-light body, forward bitterness - not altogether overpowering, but definitely defines the character of the beer. There is some burnt toffee toward the end, but it’s all grapefruit grass and piney bitterness and flavours predominantly through out and well through the finish. Maybe a touch vegetal on the end. A hop head’s fix nonetheless.