Appearance: Definitely did not turn out red. Dark caramel or copper coloured in a small glass, brown in a regular glass. Nice thin layer of persistent head.
Smell: Very hoppy, sweet aroma. Descriptors that came up include flowery, apricot, fig, honey, and lychee. Hard to pick out though.
Taste: Nice bitterness typical of the style, both initially and in the aftertaste, but pretty modest as far as IPAs go. Notable maltiness as well mixed in there. Medium bodied with a nice sweet/dry balance. Maltier than a typical IPA, but no cloying sweetness present here (I get that in quite a few Quebec IPAs).
Overall: It’s very good, but nothing really “pops”. I was hoping that some of the fruity hop flavours would really jump right out at you. Next time I make something this hoppy I’ll simplify the recipe both grain and hop-wise.