DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Capone’s and Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours clear dark caramel colored with minimal off-white head. Nose is caramel malty, with florals, piney hops. Tastes sticky, resiny hoppy, with notes of caramel, florals, and a very IBU-laden palate that stays very hoppy and resiny throughoiut. Needs a bit more malt balance.
Lubiere (11170) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, a doughy malt over floral hops, faint and restrained. In mouth, a good malt base with nice floral c-hops, grapefruits, medium bodied. On tap at brewery restaurant, April 10th, 2011.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear deep coppery amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of tangerine notes, hops and light malt. Taste of tangerine, hops and light malt.
johnbuck100 (251) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Camp Hill Brewery. Clear Brownish-Orange Hue. The only ABC brew with a good hop presence (including their Hoppy Trails IPA, which is weak in the hops department) - and this this brew at 8% ABV, I would hope the hops shine through. A bit harsh, with a distinctive alcohol aftertaste. Still, the citrus hop flavor comes through loud and clear, and while there are better double IPA’s out there, this one does the job.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - APR 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark copper with a tall active slightly off-white head that lasts long and laces very well. The aroma is simple, and somewhat faint for the abv. Pale malt with some pine hops, but not much complexity in either. Smells like a good normal pale ale actually. The flavor is nice, but not what I look for in an IIPA. There is a definite resinous, lasting bitterness, and piny hops. But, it is equal malt as hop. It tastes more like many brewing companies’ interpretation of "Imperial Red" or "Imperial Pale Ale." Regardless, it is tasty. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall: good beer, but not an outstanding IIPA.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Blue Dog. Pours a lightly hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, a little musty/cardboard and a lot of orange/hop notes. Flavor of citrusy hops, light pine, caramel, nuts and a moderate hop bitterness.
Scouser (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy brownish orange, with little white head. Very mild aroma of, well beer. Tastes malty at first then a grapefruit and grass finishing it out. Not a bad drink.
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden pour orange hue creamy off white head ... sticky lacing ... aroma of sweet caramel malts and citrusy hops ... taste of rindy fruit peels, caramel malts nice mix balanced and sweet ... malty and a dry bitter hop/malty finish ..... a great dbl ipa
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in Gettysburg. Super hoppy with a ton of bitter, herbal character. Alcohol not too noticeable but packs a punch afterwards. Great IIPA.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an intense amber with a thin white head. Smells of mild and refreshing grapefruit, small amounts of lemon and orange. Taste is of grapefruit, but with enough light sweetness to balance. Good, but nothing new here.