ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber from grape & gourmet. pours a clear copper with a full, off-white head and great lacing. aroma is great with big, resinous pine and citrus hop notes of grapefruit and orange peel with wonderful floral notes and hints of vanilla, basil leaves, ginger, and tropical fruits. flavor is outstanding with beautiful, spicy, citrus hop notes, fresh spruce needles, and more unique herbal hop notes of ginger, chamomile, and thyme with subtle sweet notes of pineapple, canteloupe melon, and tangerine and a hint of caramel malts. palate is bright, crisp, and medium bodied with solid carbonation and lingering bitter, citrus and herbal hop finish. overall, a damn fine, unique DIPA.
dogfish120love (858) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus/ grapefruit and pine in the nose. Very similar flavor with the addition of pineapple. Somewhat too sweet for my liking
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours amber with a large white head. Citrus hop aromas. Resiny hop flavors are reminicent of Maharaja. Finishes dry with a touch of bitterness.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber in color with foamy white head. Aorma grapefruit, citrus hops and piney. Taste grapefruit, sweet and citrus hops with bitter finish.
rajendra82 (931) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Typical DIPA appearance, with an ultra clear , pale golden body, and large and durable head consisting of rather gigantic bubbles. The smell of hops was apparent even before I tried to bring the glass close to my nose. The aroma was very piney and citric, as it should be for a DIPA. The taste was a showcase for the hops as the spicy, resinous, and citric qualities of the hops were apparent from the moment the beer passed the lips. The malts were in the background imparting a butterscotch hard candy like sweetness. The mouthfeel was very sticky and the resulting tongue coating made of a long lasting hop aftertaste. A hophead’s wet dream, and the scantily clad Indian beauty on the label isn’t half bad to look at either :)
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. clear orange under a whipped white head. a bit lifeless appearance with no bubbles. sweet apricot, peach, mandarin orange aroma. sweet peach, apricot syrup flavors. medium bodied. moderately carbonated. bit of alcohol in finish.
CheersMate (1298) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. from Hop City. Surprised to have seen this. Does Avery have an awesome Double IPA? We shall see. Nice copper color with a fluffy head. The head actually sticks around for some time. Looks pretty good to me. Grapefruit juice aroma, with a slight pine hop aroma. The citrus hops are really pungent. The pine hits me first and then I get the citrus hop aroma SHORTLY after that. A very clean and fresh hop aroma. Hop flavor is really nice. A nice pine hop flavor. There is this wonderful balance between the pine and citrus hops. Nice lingering bitterness. The palate is average to me, but the flavor is exceptional. Ah....I love how they ignored the malts. This is what a double IPA should be. Very nice offering from Avery.
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. It’s like drinking a forest. Bitter resin and pine flavors that leave a lasting bitter and oily finish.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - 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 don’t, don’t 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 (10197) - 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? Don’t know where it went. Mouth puckering. Very bitter, somewhat astringent and incredibly tasty.