dnbthompson (39) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Living in Bend , where local IPAs abound, and trying to keep the politics out of my feelings about 10 Barrel selling to AB, Apocalypse is not always my first choice. In all fairness, however, it is a solid product that has a huge following. There is a dryness to the finish after the initial rush of hops and then the warmth from the ABV comes thru easily.
ajnepple (3788) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Mulberry Max into a pint glass. Clear golden orange appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of light hop resin, earth, spruce, light citrus fruits, biscuits and toasted grains. Similar flavor, adding some floral and herbal notes, medium hop bitterness and a touch of malty sweetness. Medium body with a pretty clean feel and a light dry finish. Solid IPA overall.
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Liquor Max in Loveland. This was a No CO brewery along that long line in the cooler which I had heard of, due to their collab with Stone. Golden orange pour with an off-white head leaving spotty lacing. Aroma has big citrus, very fruity, with pine and some biscuity malt. Taste is of sweet tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit rind, some sprucy pine and some chewy resin. Nothing too malty in the flavor, but no loss there. Medium bodied and quite sticky, with a touch of an alcohol presence. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet, with the grapefruit overriding the sweeter tropical fruits. Very hop forward, all for good. Looking forward to the DIPA also picked up. 14.8
nickd717 (3716) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stein’s. Clear bright golden color with a lacy white head. Nice pine and citrus aroma, slight pineapple. The flavor has a touch of sweetness well-balanced by assertive hops. Bright flavor with a good hint of bitterness. The mouthfeel is resinous but not too syrupy. Overall a very strong IPA.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Berkeley bowl. It pours a nice rich golden orange color with an off white head. The aroma jumps out as very fruity with lychee, mango, melon and some fruit jellies. Maybe some hints of cat pee, florals and bread. The flavor is similarly hoppy and fairly rich on the palate with more florals, pine, fruit jellies and a solid piney bitterness in the finish. Pretty dry, and not too malty, but it has a pretty substantial toasted bread quality. Really, a nice IPA.
bytemesis (4962) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nolen. Pours clear orange, small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is citrus, dank pot, cat piss, pine resin. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, dank. Lightish body. Solid effort.
chriszfat (38) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light colored on tap. Good citrus aroma . Light malt start with building hoppy bitter finish. Solid.
berntholer (1475) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dense ivorywhite head leaves some lacing. light orange colour. aroma is a bit yeasty, apricots, hoppy. taste like aroma, slight sweetish with a long and bit harsh finish. medium body and carbonation. bottle
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
All around solid IPA. Fairly well balanced, but probably 70-30 hops-to-malts bill. Hops are pine, with a wee bit of resin. Good.
George999 (270) - Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle the pour is blonde and slightly cloudy with a light white head that dissipates but not immediately, the aroma is citrus like grapefruit and hops, the taste is lightly sweet on the front end with a nice bitter grapefruit citrus and hop finish, the overall finish is a little bitter with a little bit of sweetness. The mouth feel is medium.