Ericular (705) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Bottle #1: Pours a nice clear amber with lasting white head leaving great lacing. Aroma is boozy pine hops. Taste is strong overall, with resinous, alcohol-laden hops up front. Drying with continued alcohol and hops in the middle, into a warming bitter aftertaste. I know itís 10%, but this is way too much alcohol. Bottle #2: This stays relatively drinkable, although itís not on my side of the earthy/vegetal<-->citrus explosion DIPA spectrum. Tempted to move taste to a 7, but letís wait for the other 2 bottles first. Bottle #3: Lots of alcohol. Way too much.
ChrisSc (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Bottled 15 008.
Pours golden on color with amber tint. Transparent. Small white head.
Aroma is citrusy, orange in particular. Floral. A little piney. Alcohol is also notable.
Taste is bitter upfront. A little sharpness from alcohol.
Medium/full bodied for the style. Average carbonation. Long alcoholic finish.
Overall this is a good ipa, but the alcohol is not super balances
bigda83 (311) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange and clear. Aroma of lots of citrus and juicy. Taste was orange, lemon, grapefruit, and intensely bitter. Bitterness lasted throughout. Not their best offering, but not bad.
williamstome (1053) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour, small off white head. Fantastic aroma of orange, clementine, grapefruit, flavor is more citrus, with a strong caramel malty backbone.
CObiased (66) - - JAN 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - great golden/amber color coupled with clarity and a light head. Love the huge piney grapefruit aroma. Another excellent IPA from Ballast Point. The entire array of hop flavors burst in your mouth - resinous pine, citrus zest, juniper, tart floral and ruby grapefruit. Can't ask for more IPA goodness.
Bricks (657) - Delaware, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells strong of pine. Aroma is very good. Taste is exceptional.. a sweet piney hops.
Jlax10 (14) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a growler on 1-2-14....pours a golden color with a very nice off white head. Head stays with you throughout, so you definitely get some nice lacing. Smell of hops punching you in the face with lots of citrus. Taste follows the nose, lots of hops and citrus up front with a nice piney bitterness to top it off. Medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. Little boozy, but what DIPA isn't? Good beer.
cbfobes (2597) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at OíKeefes, pours a clear dark orange with a white head and lots of lacing, aroma is more malt forward than I was expecting, some citrus and fruit come through, flavor has a hoppy front end with malt and caramel in the finish, thick mouthfeel, wish it would be brighter, meh
CJ_Pain (155) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Great balance between the hops and malt and abv. Hard to distinguish this as a IIPA as its more characteristic of a good balanced ipa albeit with a very well hidden abv. Very well done.
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Brandman (2165) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange golden body, offwhite head.
Aroma has resiny hops, cookie dough malt.
Way too much alcohol.