mcclainc50 (121) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful clear golden color with a clean white head that leaves heavy lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and orange. Initial flavor of orange with a nice bitterness in the middle, very well balancd flavor.
chargerfanjess (119) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange color with a sweet tan head and clingy nice glass lacing. The citrusy grapefruit aroma and spicy nose is very evident. More malty spiciness comes through as you breathe the aromas in deeply. The flavor is big hoppy grapefruit with some piney flavors. A slight pleasing sourness develops after the swallow. Very smooth even body.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow - what a great beer. Big grapefruity hops on the nose and even more on tongue. Slightly piney and the perfect amber/copper color for an IPA. Highly recommended.
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper in color. Huge fresh hops nose like evergreens. Rich hops and malts that are so well balanced. Long lingering finish of hops, vanilla and the finish is clean.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hops taste nice, if not faded. pretty good, but does not stand out.... probably better fresh, hope to try it new next year.
toffsbury (113) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Portland shared by kevinsenn. Big tangerine aroma, like Christmas in the summer. Golden colour, more or less clear with good head. Sweeter than a typical IPA with a bitter finish. Canít tell if the light burn on the tongue is from alcohol or hops - probably a combination, but itís not unpleasant. Well done.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells good, very hoppy, and of pine. hazy amber color, and hoppy tasting.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeah, this is in the upper level of IPAs. Almost perfect balance of malt and hops, itís a strong and flavorful IPA that doesnít completely wreck your palate. My only gripe, however, is that there really isnít anything notable about this to make it íseasonalí in any distinguishing way. I feel they could have at least specified that it was an IPA on the front of the bottle because I went in expecting something richer. Nevertheless, a great beer.
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting in Shacharís house, thanks zvikar, bottle, pours cloudy golden color with a very small white head, hoppy, litchi and citrus fruits aroma, sweetish flavor, bitter aftertaste, medium body, and overall an excellent beer.
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.