bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours tea-orange into the glass, with a retentive frothy head. The nose contains a huge bouquet of pine and citrus elements. Flavors of grapefruit, mangos, pine resin, tea-leaf tannins and fresh grassy hops intermingle in a perfect balance. Although complex, each pull provides an easy quaff and a light-round mouthfeel. Carbonation is smooth, yet provides for a lightly zesty palate. Perfect execution of an IPA. Great brew.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22. A very large IPA, XXXL. Massive hops press strong citrus & piney resins on your tongue. Last bomber. Will purchase again.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Amy
Appearance : Clear pale yellow big foamy and creamy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Fresh and green hops. Very leafy and slightly floral. Nice notes of mangos. Quite malty. Light notes of honey.
Taste : Some spices. Lots of malt. Leafy hops with fruity mango notes. I was expecting a bit more hops considering the powerful nose. Finish is slightly resinous. Rather bitter.
Overall : Amazing nose, leafy and fruity hops. Taste is a bit disappointing compared to the nose but still very good. Highly drinkable with a nice sharp but light bitterness that only makes it even more drinkable. Nice crisp bitter finish. Amazing beer !
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked this brew. The aroma was full of really big citrus flavors. Really smooth drinking, full of bubbly froth and quality malts. The citrus really kicks it up a bunch, very mangoish. Great brew.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the OBF Buzz Tent... Poured orange with a white head. Aroma of fresh, floral, resinous hops. Slight hop bitterness, but mostly a lush hop, earthy, floral character. A little sweet, a little bit of malt to cover the lose holes. Definitely a hop bomb.
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 bottle at Smith’s in downtown Springfield. This might be my new favorite IPA. The citrus flavors are over the top. I love the orange juice finish balanced with a light sweet malt. As it warmed up a bit, the floral and grassy flavors appeared. This was the perfect break from the kitchen renovation. I asked Jimmy for something with citrus hop flavors from his private stock... and he delivered.
jkwood04 (4319) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep golden with a lingering, lacy head. Aroma strong of caramel with underlying hops that are strong but somehow still feel like a background scent. The flavor is the same way. You can sense the presence of the hops but the smooth texture and caramel malts are more apparent. A really good beer that competes with a lot of imperial/double IPAs.
madmitch76 (16552) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Hazy gold beer. Hoppy nose. Dry palate - soft. Pleasant hops - a little spicy. Dry soft finish. Perfectly good but forgetable beer.
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
First night in rented Decatur digs. Welcome to Emory. Marking the moment with this promising bottle, a cool sendoff, compliments of darn1207. A bomber. Pours golden amber orange, not cloudy yet opaque. Snow white head. Attractive. Amazing nose, all floral hops and citrus fruits. Really a great smelling brew. Light-medium bodied, slightly watery mouthfeel. Grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple. Clean bitter aftertaste. Delicious. Nice lacing as she goes. Apricot emerges as she warms a bit. A beautiful balanced IPA that doesn’t try to kick your ass.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber. Pours a medium golden color with a slight haze. A short head leaves some scattered lacing in my Alesmith shaker glass. Pungent hop aroma with notes of pine, bubblegum and nectarines. Body is medium and slick with a biting bitter finish that lingers. Flavor is quite balanced and reminds me of Hop Devil in that respect. Quite bitter and hoppy with a good balance of malts. Overall a really great IPA!