pictoman (1212) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from the tap. Orangey brown with beige head. Nutty malt with light hop aroma and a little caramel. Flavour same, hopping is a bit light on the taste and tastes slightly watered down. Alpha10 (830) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
20114/07/10 - Pours a hazy, dark, burnt orange colour with a thick, fluffy, off white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, pine and caramel. Taste is pine, citrus, caramel and spicy hops with a puckering, grapefruit rind finish. Body is full and oily with average, slightly sharp carbonation and a drying, mildly warming finish. Very drying, but rather enjoyable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
dark amber pour, with a faint head, albeit a lasting lace. Piney citrus hop nose. Nice heavy hops on the tbuds. Carmel sweet with a strong bittter finish. Heavy, thick creamy palate. Feels like a double to me. I still can enjoy the hop blast, even with the alc maxed out. Well done by Tree. houblonchien (89) - CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Citrus, caramel, and some fruit and spice on the tongue. Nice white head and amber colour in the glass. Pine on the nose with green grass. A nice hop finish but not a double IPA by British Columbia standards. Strangebrewer (1344) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
bottle. Poured hazy caramel-amber with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh with spicy hop. Full mouthfeel, dry with an alcohol note. Roasted malt flavour with caramel and piney hop notes. Finishes with a sticky bitter grapefruit dryness.
slimspady (218) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Big head, nice lacing. Not ridiculous hoppy, but enough. Amazing balance with the caramel notes. I would rather have my DIPAs blow my doors off with hops, but this is decent enough. yrstruly (359) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Cask Days 2013. Pours deep orange with a white head. Aroma of fruity esters, pine, citrus, caramel. Slight sweetness up front leads to a lot of bitterness and hop flavor. Balance is pretty nice. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. First of all, I’ll admit that I’m not quite sure how old this bottle is exactly, but certainly at least a few months, maybe more. And based on fresher bottles I’ve had in the past (and not rated), I know that the hops have receded in intensity from where they were when the beer was fresh. But that said, I still quite liked this. The body has a lovely orange-amber hue with a thin white head and a few small floaters. Aroma is surprisingly complex - slightly overripe fruit, caramel, some grapefruit zest, hint of oxidization, slight woody tinge. Flavour is a bit more straightforward - caramel malt up front with some orange candy notes, grapefruit and pine in the not-as-hoppy-as-it-used-to-be-but-still-bitter finish. I’ll try to get around to re-rating from a fresher bottle as some point, but even with some age on it, this is a nice beer. dandeman (1065) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Limited edition at 8.5%.
Aroma: Surprising caramel notes with wood accents; like it had been wood aged. Candi sugar, jelly bean and orange are completing this uncommon nose for an IPA. But still a very complex and strong palette.
Appearance: Gold / copper, slightly hazy, thick head, rocky, medium long lasting and sticking well to glass.
Taste: Attack is showing a superb balance between malt and hop, between sugar and bitterness. The following action is happening mostly in salty and bitter notes of hops with a very and long finish. A lot of caramel, butterscotch, toffee, orange zest. Bitterness finish is showing herbal and resinous hops lasting several minutes. Mouthfeel is creamy, full and round. Really a two part tasting experience: malty and sweet to start with ; bitter and dry as finish. Two very independent characteristics. Nevertheless, the tasting experience is extremely interesting. A very particular IPA but remaining excellent. jksipa (1018) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. A deep hazy amber with a generous pillowy gold head that leaves a nice amount of lace. Nose is pine and caramel and bread. Lots of hop bitterness but heavily malted (maybe too much) to balance things. Alcohol warmth at the end. Lively creamy mouth feel. Quite good but I prefer their Regular or Black IPA.