jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clean, sturdy wcipa. Citrus, pine on the nose, well rounded hop flavours on the tongue, balnced by a clean biscuit body. Fruity. Decent finish. A tad non descript, but a very drinkable beer.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Pours a hazed, pale golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Pineapple and other citruses with a good amount of florals and a light pine resin. A few tropical fruits and apricots with a light sugary note as well as a lightly sweetened caramel malt backing with hints of bread. Flavor is similar. Pineapples and tropical fruits up front with lots of florals and a few sweeter, resiny pines. Lightly sweetened, somewhat bready caramels with a few apricot notes before this finishes dry, fruity, moderately bitter, and lightly sweetened. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid IPA. Lots of fruity hops with a lightly sweetened malt backing and a nice, balanced bitterness. Good beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A comparison sample from the bartender to help me measure Hop Lava and RPM. Another Eastern Oregon great IPA. Solid and strong without a Stone-Ian overdose of hops.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer. Great flavor, very hoppy. Great aroma of pine. You canít go wrong with this beer if you love a good IPA.
thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle: Appearance is a deep brown with off white head. Aroma of citrus hope. Taste is a mix of citrus and floral hops with subtle maltiness.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome IPA from 10 Barrel. Definitely will be having it again. Perfect aroma.
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super hazy, almost golden tinted bronze and copper coloured body with a thin, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of grapefruit, nice rich piney hop with a bunch of apricots and other sweet scents tucked in with a decent amount of malt. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hop notes balance out a perfect malt backbone and show a herbal and floral finish with lavender, sage and light hay notes with a very peppery yeast strain and a good subtle sweetness at the end. Overall, a very nice and complex IPA with a lot of deep flavours that show well and donít cloy the palate at all. Great to sample and well worth searching out for if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 28-February-2012 for US$4.15 sampled at home in Washington after running a half marathon on 16-September-2012.
ricco (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an excellent IPA. I had little or no expectations when I opened this beer. It was an after thought as I grab a few beer before I crossed the border.
Boy, was I surprised. What a great IPA. Not too grapefruity, lovely aroma and a super smooth taste. A REALLY nice beer. You will enjoy this IPA.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy goldwth a lasting off white head. Aromasof biscuit, grapefruit and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, lemon zest, light grapefruit and a hint of earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering lemon zest finish.
50belair (2930) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Bottle. Clear yellow pour. Piney hop notes. A little unbalanced with an under sized caramel malt backbone.
Re-rate on tap at 10 Barrel Brewpub. Original rating 3.8. Big pine and citrus notes. Better mouthfeel. Fresh. Good stuff.