snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
05 Botttle. Thanks Santa! The color is a beautiful deep cooper with a big off-white head. The aroma is dominated by piney, citrusy hops with enough malt background to balance. The flavor is a great balance of hops, malt, and alcohol with a lingering bitter finish. Caramel, pine, apricot, and pineapple flavors all pop up. A very good beer.
cafgen (110) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice orange color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is citrus, piney, some tropical fruits and a slight sweetness. Taste is citrus and piney with a hint of alcohol in the end. A good one.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up from Julio’s in MA. Pour was pale golden, good head and excellent lacing. Bready aroma with some citrus. This is really malty, yet not heavy and a moderate hop backbone. Hops are a complex blend of citrus, resin and earthiness. Fairly well balanced. Haven’t had the winter version recently enough to compare. :( Another enjoyable brew from AleSmith.
backdaft (200) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a beautiful golden color. Thick, dense, pillowy head leaves some substantial lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and pine resin abound. Taste follows with pine resin and grapefruit showing heavily. A bit sweet with the malt, but the lingering bitterness makes up for that. Medium body with a dry bitter finsh. Just a bit of alcohol making its presence known. Hop forward West Coast DIPA.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber packaged 05/01/14. Must try fresher some time and re-rate, cuz yeah, this be oxidized. It also has diacetyl. Dammit! Pours clear amber with a frothy white head. Appearance is absolutely beautiful. Can tell it used to be hoppy, but all that’s left is some bitter cardboard. And butter. The hops may have covered up the diacetyl when it was fresh, but now it’s very apparent. Not too happy right now.
sherm1016 (1111) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, orange, tangerine, some pine. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, nutty, bitter pine hops, some grapefruit, with a dry, bitter finish. Very nice.
bookman10 (621) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light golden-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is very sweet-- bready, malty, fruity. Flavor has a ton of bitter, piney hops in the forefront, with citrus flavors, bready/malty sweetness and a touch of alcohol/booziness. Very nice DIPA.
arkurzynski (1468) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale amber with rocky off-white head. Nose is hot with meaty orange citrus, grapfruit and pine. Flavor is deep orange and grapefruit bitterness with pine to round it out. Sticky malt backing match. Alcohol is a bit noticeable and detracts a bit in combination with the strong bitterness. Overall, still a solid brew.
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. Tap at ridgewood
Danyel (574) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong citrus, very very hoppy. Taste is very piney and citrusy, resinous, thick and flavorful. A really delicious beer!
Beaver (1264) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle, bottled on 5/1/14. Pours clear golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet sugary fruits and some resiny piney peppery hops.
The flavor is sweet bready malts with some fruit and a big piney, resiny hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a solid DIPA. I remember liking the winter version better.