Lukaduke (2194) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the great Ontape ! Pours a slightly hazy warm golden color with a finger of white foam. Nose is pungent from the moment I poured it into a glass. Juicy grapefruit, earthy peach fuzz, fuji apple, orange pith and soe dank pine. Palate follows beautifully... bright hop juice, layers of sweet citrus fruit on the front and some added rye character plays nicely mid to late palate as the dank earth bitterness rolls in and dries out the finish. Yum !
Kroney (154) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Enzo’s BBQ in Oceanside, CA. Pours opaque golden orange with a frothy pure white head. Aroma is tangerine, sweet pineapple, grapefruit, dank hops, bready malt. Taste is more citrus than anything... mostly tangerine and grapefruit with some lemon zest and pine. Extremely balanced but no discernable malt characteristic... not really picking up any rye aromas or flavors. Very smooth and crisp... drinkable. Leaves good to heavy lacing
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 backlog. Bomber. Pours clear light gold with a 3 finger white head. The nose is dank hops, cannabis and caramel. The taste is hop oils, citrus, toffee and grapefruit rind. Medium mouth feel. Nice IPA. 3.8
Bengibbs6 (47) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange with light golden lacing. Aroma of citrus with some serious rotten funk (in a good way) flavor is delicious hoppy crispness that is soon overtaken by barnyard/citrus/rye. Very interesting and complex. Enjoyable.
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DedicatedToFun (2547) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is piney, hoppy, grapefruit, awesome.
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very cloudy orange. Great piny smells. Smooth bitter that fades and cleans up very fast. Lasting bitter but malty smooth.
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of pineapple, grapefruit and guava. Tastes of tropical fruits and semi-sweet malt. Sweet finish.
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_angst_ (2786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bomber received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Pours hazy pale yellowish golden with a rather small frothy white head that leaves lots of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity with crackers, white grapes, grapefruit juice, pine needles, minerals, freshly cut grass, pineapple juice, mango, lemon balm, gooseberries and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and fruity with whole grain crackers, grapefruit juice, gooseberries, freshly cut grass, pine needles, grape skins, pineapple juice, unripe mango, lychee and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is dry, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with whole grain crackers, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, pine needles, freshly cut grass, gooseberries, grape skins and lemon zest. Possibly the perfect Nelson IPA.
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Alex
Hazy yellow with a white head.
Grapes, pine and diesel in the aroma.
Rather light body.
Pine-apple, pine -needles and grapes in the flavour.
Light, fresh and extremely pleasant!
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange in colour with a small white head, light lacing. The aroma is very tropical, pineapple, some pine. The flavour is filled with tropical hops, citrus and a bit of pine. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long and hoppy. A very, very good IPA, so hoppy yet has very good balance.
Opened March 5, 2010.