onceblind (6112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy deep gold with a thin and sticky rocky white head. Big musty and floral/herbal hoppy nose. A bit of fruity ale brightness as well. Big bitter and boozy flavor that’s full of pine and grassy notes with a punch of grapefruit zest, particularly through the finish. Big earthy and leafy bitterness that kinda drowns out the flavor nuances. But if you concentrate hard enough, you can get some gooseberry and orange zest and a touch of sweet lemon. It’s not shabby, probably one of those beers better on tap within a week of brewing. You can taste the potential, but it’s muddled by a boozy body, more grassy hops than what’s necessary, and too much bitterness. There is also this nice carabiscuit malty tone that shines through as the beer warms a bit.
slowrunner77 (7873) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty big, thick and bitter. Resinous and a little fruity, with a bitter finish. About average for the style.
WillRunForBeer (1722) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange gold with an off white head. Aroma is mango, tangerine, a hint of scallion. Flavor follows, caramel sweet, tropical mango, tangerine. This is good, drinks too easy!
Chalumeaux (592) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from tap at Aces and Ales Vegas clear gold with a nice white head. Aromas of pine malt hop and mild citrus. Taste is slightly floral with a dry hop grassy resin finish.
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa. Pours orangey copper with an off-white head. Some coats of lace hung around down through the glass. Aroma has big citrus, pine and caramel - quite strong with floral hops. Taste is big overlayered hops. Chewy resin, pine, grapefruit all on a solid caramel malt base. Flavor blend solid but not ideal. Medium bodied and chewy. Finishes much to the bitter side of bittersweet. Solid, strong and chewy. Nice! 13.9
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Hazy dark amber tone & a moderate-height off-white foam. Mellow tropical fruit, grassy and aged citrus nose & taste. Lacked a bitter bite. Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
bookman10 (774) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper-gold, with middling head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavor is pretty dry, with a lot of hop bite, some malt sweetness, and a dry finish, not particularly bitter. Good but not great beer.
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear copper orange with a frothy off white head. Aroma is nice juicy hops with some undertones of malt. Taste is a nice hops forward, with some soapiness, there is maltiness in the finish.
DrunkSanta410 (731) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Thanks Andy! Pours a dark copper color, head flashes white and fades to a thin soapy lace. Leaves nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is faint pine, lightly floral, toast, caramel. Taste is light citrus, pineapple, toast, caramel, light honey. Faint bitterness. A bit sweet, but definitely a drinkable beer. Smooth. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty decent beer.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/29/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, pear, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice DIPA style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.