northropfrye (3709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Orange/amber colour with lasting white foamy head and nice lacing. Pine and honey aroma. Taste is bitter hops, honey, sweet malts, grapes. A quality beverage. asheft (3111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[bottle at DwEEBs meeting] piscator34 (2663) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Pine and scotch tape aroma with some spicy melanoidins. Almost clear bronze under a thin, off-white cover. Quite bitter flavour with a nice sweetness to balance, many strawberries, and then more bitterness. Scotch tape flavour. Light body, medium carbonation, bitter finish.
Bottled sample. Orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of ruby red grapefruit, pale and caramel malts, and fresh cut pine. White grapefruit and caramel upfront in the mouth, with a bit of black pepper, herbs, and wood on the back end. Medium to heavy bodied, and fairly smooth on the palate (especially for a double IPA). There’s only a touch of chalky bitterness on the finish. There’s enough citrus to keep it interesting, but it;s lacking some hoppy-bitter punch. solidfunk (9439) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2012
Smells floral, hoppy. Heavy alcohol almost makes it taste Belgian. High hoppy aftertaste smoothed out by the high alcohol. Malts come off a little sweet, but not too much. Heavy body, tasty beer. Big bottle. Marheb (6238) - MontrÃ©al, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
Floral, gazonné avec une touche d’agrumes. L’amertume est une tête en avant des malts qui peinent à l’appuyer. Le corps est actif, très effervescent. Rien de mémorable, rien de repoussant.
rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
650ml bottle, nice amber color, with frothy bubbly white-beige head, soft caramel, toasty, biscuity malt, sponge toffee, orange marmalade nose, with some bran muffin, floral candied orange, lemon, grapefruit citrus peel, leafy, piney, cedary hop accents and with some faint brown sugar, english pudding notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good smooth yeasty, bready, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malt, toffeeish, flowery candied orange, tangerine, lemon peel, leafy, grassy hop character, with a lemon marmalade, lemon pie, bran muffin flavour, with a faint cedary, piney undertone, leading towards a warming bready, toasty maltiness, strong lemon, grapefruit, lime citrusy, leafy, grassy, cedary lingering hop bitterness finish. PatIrish (184) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
From a bomber from the LCBO, pours a lovely copper to light brown with a soft little creamy head. Aroma carries some fresh tropical fruit scents like peach and mango, with a bit of floral hop. Resin and chewiness on the palate, with a bitter finish, but not over powering. A wonderful beer. kevinsenn (2293) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 8, 2012 Bomber from LCBO. Hazy orange. Sweet fruit punch aroma. Balanced flavor, with a bitter vegetable finish. Pretty good 2xIPA. Edit: enjoyed my second bottle more than the first. Nice cherry flavours, balanced out by all the hops. french tickler (648) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
@lcbo ... App orange cuivre, belle mousse collante. Aromes de cedre, zeste orange, tire eponge, beurre. Poste gout de longue duree, superbe amertume, corps riche. Gout depinette, marmalade dorange, creme brulee... Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
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Biere brune avec un beau petit collet, odeur de cedre, sucre, un peu l’alcool et l’érable. Gout cremeux, sucre, épinette.