jamespgentry (22) - Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love hops, and I love this beer. Great pour, nice head that tapers off after a while. Super piney aroma. Itís like drinking a forest. Bitter resin and pine flavors that leave a lasting bitter and oily finish.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bomber... this is a piney hop bomb... after looking through the recent posts, I really feel this is underrated. If you like hops, you will love this beer... if you donít, donít waste your money or energy reviewing it. as soon as the bottle is popped, the piney resin laced hops exude from the bottle... it pours a brilliant deep copper with a golden hue... and a 1/2" white fluffy head. huge piney hop aromas fill the nose after the pour.... they die off a bit after the beer settles. some banana notes over the mouth along with more thick piney hops. bitter, bitter, bitter.... such a wonderful devotion to the love of hops.... if you are seeking a balanced IIPA, look elsewhere. I truly enjoy hop bombs and this one really delivered for me from front to back... a true pleasure to drink.... the finish is thick and bitter... while lasting a bit in the back of the mouth and throat.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a bright coppery amber with a four-finger off-white head. Aroma of floral, resin and earthy hops. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is floral over caramel. Some definite fruit. Pine? Donít know where it went. Mouth puckering. Very bitter, somewhat astringent and incredibly tasty.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brilliant copper with a large white head that overflows the glass. Danky hop aroma, hence the 7 instead of the 8. Cheesy imperial IPA costume. a little skunky. Hops are so forgiving though, arenít they? Insert the most common hops here flavor... texture... character...etc. A reduced cost brew from Avery. Still kick ass, but not what we have come to expect.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 5 points. Diminished aroma. Beautiful pour. Rather nondescript ipa. Good, but I can get this type of brew in any bottle shop in America. Very average. Where are all the hops the label promised?
ilovedarkbeer (2138) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice ruby highlighted orange color witha a medium sized bone colored head that is soapy. Nose is apricots, weed, and sweet malt. Taste is about the same. Mouthfeel is on the weaker side but the balance is unmistakeable. Alcohol is well hidden at 8.5% and comes across as warming. Nice beer.
alexanderj (3196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beachwood a few weeks back. Color was an amber, orange with an off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor had a solid caramel backbone that complimented the pine and citrus of the hops. A bit sugary and sweet. Solid from Avery.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, earthy hop aroma. Flavor is more piney, earthy hops over a lightly sweet malt background. Pretty nice.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #63. Very clear amber/orange pour with an off-white, somewhat dirty head. Pretty big piney aroma, a little fruity with a light sweetness as well. Very smooth, not a huge bittnerness at all really, very light on the tongue and very drinkable. Not bad, but not what Iíve come to expect from a DIPA. (1057)
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle.Amber with a moderate off-white head and lacing. Strong piney hops bitterness. Good balance. Very good double IPA.