Reynolds314 (2008) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Standard overly malty imperial IPA. Too sweet and malty tasting. Hops dont shine through very well. Light citrus and pine notes dont balance out the bready/caramel malty sweetness. Below average for the style.
Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of reynolds314, not to much on nose, more malts on nose than a typical ipa. Mostly light piney hops. But but they are on the west coast. Actually tastes a lot like green flash imperial ipa.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a hazy bright orange color with a light carbonation. Aroma is heavy aged hops, tree leaves and grass clippings. Sweet fruit nose. Flavor is sweet malts with a sappy hop flavor. This is very heavy on the hops with some sweet fruit. Tingles on the finish. Wow nice.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a slightly hazy copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops, malt and citrus. Medium body with flavors of hops, pine, caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is hoppy up front with a sweet malty flavor left behind. Above average overall.
blutt59 (5998) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, dark orange color with thin foam, aroma is buttery caramels, flavor is brown sugar, toffee, minimal hops
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours murky orange with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a funky slightly sour caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. There is very little sweetness, as in many DIPAs. A bit too caustic for me.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I would say skip it. It’s just not impressive at all. Mango pineapple nose. After that pretty boring for a double. Kinda falls flat. Color is good. Head is not there. You know how a double is supposed too smack you in the face or punch you in the stomach. This is like a second or third run of Mongo IPA.
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured into my Stone IPA glass- aroma is pleasing of pungent yeast and aromatic hops. Cloudy and murky dank dark orange; Taste is off balance, not quite sour but in that direction; really tangy in a not good way. The finish left me puckering for water. Not terrible but very disappointing for me personally.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Top Foods in Woodinville, WA. Pours a beautiful amber color with an off-white head. Aroma: Grapefruit peel and pine. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a hint of orange.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with rudolf & pete. copper orange, citrus, pine & rich maltiness control aroma. taste was not as bitter as expected. piney, orange citrusy hops are somewhat overshadowed by rich malts. well balanced but would like alittle more hop bite. very drinkable and a nice iipa, thanks pete