Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
pours with alot of carbonation and leaves alot of lace. is red/amber in colour.Amazing aroma! hoppy pine cones with a malted backdrop. it is quite leafy and resinous as well. the palate is as expected, wonderfully hoppy, some malted mid palate notes and finishes super hoppy. an amazing brew!. Frothmeister (799) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an light amber head. Aroma is full of resinous hops, sugar syrup, orange, faint wood and vanilla cookies. Possibly the most full bodied IPA I’ve had, with initial sweet notes (dried fruit, malt) followed by a wallop of piny hops that by the end make you forget about the sweetness. Better balanced than most of the IPA’s I’ve had recently, and worth trying if you can find it. gramity (1668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
A bit hazy, medium amber/orange in colour with a dense cap of beige foam. Good head retention, some clumpy lacing. Smells good, plenty of grapefruit and tangerine along with caramel maltiness. A bit spicy and a hint of pine appeared as it warmed. Good flavour too. Bitterness was nicely balanced by bready and caramel malts up front, but lingered in the finish once the sweetness faded. Pine and grapefruit, spicy with some alcohol presence towards the end. Medium plus body with lowish, creamy carbonation, some dryness, mild warmth. Overall, a solid and well balanced DIPA.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
Nice aroma, smells of citrus and a nice bit of malts. Good offering nice malty and hop mix. Interesting flavours. Good beer, would have again JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
Deep amber pour with a tight white head. The aroma is fairly hoppy with a lot of sweet piny hoppiness. A fairly rich spiciness with a bit of resiny character and some soft sweetness. Fairly hoppy with a lot of peppery character. Pine resin and a little bit of chewiness. It’s nowhere near as aromatic as a DIPA should be, but it’s decent.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
650 mL bottle from the LCBO, served in a tulip. Pours hazy orange-amber with a smallish tan head. The head fades slowly to a thin remnant but leaves a healthy amount of fine lace on the glass. The aroma has big notes of pine, citrus, biscuit malts and a touch of alcohol. The flavour is intensely bitter up front, becoming even more so towards the finish. There are bready notes, lots of grapefruit, yeast and a touch of spice. The finish is long and bitter with a peppery, spicy note. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice double IPA with a big hop bouquet and a strong peppery finish. It is perhaps a little heavier than it has to be, but is very well constructed. 2011-04-01 Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
This is the good stuff. Quite expensive at 8 bucks a bottle. Thankfully, a buddy forked it out. I would’ve bought a macro six pack for that. Thank God for friends.
Anyways a delicious beer no doubt. Strong hop aroma, floral scents, and perhaps apricot. Pours slightly cloudy golden brown with nice head and lots of lace. Taste is smooth across the tongue at first and then BOOM! hops, hops, and more hops. Very lasting hop finish. Nice and bitter, yet well balanced with the hops and the 9% ABV. Delicous stuff, would definitely buy again, even if it means breaking the bank. I am from Kelowna and I am proud of my local brewers! Go get those macro pricks tree brewing! rejtable (2686) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
Very strong hop presence, also strong aromas of malt (caramel). Very tasty double IPA! probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
Bomber from the LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 13MR11. jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
App.: Clear deep copper with a so-so light tan head.
Aroma: Strong rich caramel and toffee, rye bread crust, marmalade, pine, floral, a bit mashy, brown sugar, a little fruitiness, pretty nice.
Palate: Medium+ body, soft, sparse effervescence.
Flav.: A little more mash, still lots of rye bread crust, caramel/toffee, lots of pine, some bitter orange and grapefruit, pretty good; lightly sweet with good bitterness.
Quite nice, if typical.
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours reddish copper in colour, with very small, slightly off-white head. Aroma is dominated by piney, resiny hops. Taste is somewhat sweet caramel malt at the start, but finishes with aggressive bitter hop, a hint of alcohol here too. Not sessionable IMO.