hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bomber from the Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. I have had many steller IPAs and to put this one on top is not even close. There are so many great offerings out there that impress me and this one was just average. Maybe if I had a fresh one I would change my mind but it just didnt stack up. Nice floral nose but hops were subdued. This did have a nice sweetness with a smoothness to it that made it easy to drink but I have had better and rate this no more than average...
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, from BevMo for $4.99. Given my affection for IPAs, I was fittingly excited to get to try this one. Pours orange and gold with a large white head. Is it just me or do many of Alesmith’s Pale Ales pour with similarly large head? Palate was smooth, with light carbonation that showcases the hoppy character of this beer. Flavor features grapefruit, resin, lemon, and tangerine. Finish is deliciously long, bitter, and spicy. There are a lot of good West Coast IPA’s, but this one is certainly at or near the very top.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2010 The highest rated IPA in the galaxy - oh, my, I almost didn’t dare open it! Well, off the cap went anyway revealing a... quite pale yellowish colour. It isn’t for it’s glamourous looks it has got its reputation, I gathered. The aroma is however grand: full of citric hops and wet grass. The flavour is likewise nearly perfect with notes of pine and grape on a caramel oily background. The best of the best? I don’t know, but it’s definately in the neighbourhood.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, citrus, grapefruit, hop oil, slight dish soap, and lots of pine. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, citrus, grapefruit, pine, slight bubblegum, slight dish soap, pale malts, resin, and some toasting. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hoppy, slightly soapy, grapefruit and pine finish is lightly dry.
Dedollewaitor (15483) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a good creamy head and lacings. Mega fruity hoppy nose. Very nice with various combinations. Fruity and hoppy taste. Grapefruit and citrus. Very crisp and funky. Dry bitter lasting end. Nice
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Uklar lys ravfarvet med et flot hvidt skum. Dufter af grapefrugt, citrus, sæbe, græs og noget ananas. Smager af lakrids, græs, citrus, peber og lidt gær. God lang eftersmag, vel humlet. En øl tæt på min personlighed. Lækker, spænstig og dejlig........
Defreni (2996) - Husum, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske: Fantastisk duft af citrus. Ren og klar. Flot øl er det også. Smagen er super afbalanceret og jeg ville ønske jeg kunne smage denne øl helt frisk, så ville den virkelig ringe. Men stadig hypet øl hvor det er fuldt fortjent den er hypet.
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JAN 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: new year tasting in el flor with ramenen, one of the ipas i have tried, too bad it is not available in el Salvador. good way to start 2009.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Bomber. Purs a nice golden color. Aroma is floral and fruity with lots of citrus and grape notes. Taste is fruity with some grape,pine,hops and som e apricot notes. Caramellmalt can be found, Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Great beer!
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very fine ipa. Colour is amber and the aroma is full of hops, citrus, pine and some sweet caramel notes. The flavour is quite balanced with the citrusy and piney hop flavours balanced by the caramel and alcohol.
Well done and smooth, but not really an eye opener.