sjohnny (481) - - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mango, grapefruit, kiwi, sweet resiny aroma. Cloudy honey gold with a thick foamy white head that sticks around for quite a while. Lots of grapefruit. But not so bitter that it's overpowering. This is very well balanced and very smooth. It has a crisp finish but then a bit of an after-warmth in the throat. Pretty good stuff.
Ataraxia (481) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear burnt amber color, moderately frothy white head. Pine, herbal, caramel malt, and perhaps a little citrus. Resinous bitterness throughout. Smooth, a bit oily, and leaves a somewhat astringent finish.
jpkeskinen (480) - FINLAND - JUL 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a bottle after a sauna. Fruity, strongly hopped traditional IPA. The taste is a bit sharp but otherwise itís good.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2011 Pours hazy golden-copper color with frothy head and good lacing. Flavor and aroma succeed in bringing out different hop qualities, with the nose exhibiting light fruity notes, including peach, tropical fruit, pineapple, bubblegum, and a lot of citrus. Flavor is far more intense, with a huge hop blast. Similar notes of fruit, and more specifically, citrus, but the bitterness is almost unexpected after the mellow fruity aroma. Extremely bitter and resinous. Great dry finish. Light yet still full bodied. Awesome beer.
TattooJack (479) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 2 bombers into a pint glass. This is the first time I rated beer in the opposite, usually I go to places and buy beer, drink it, and then rate it. This time I found a highly rated beer, sought it out, and then drank it. Itís funny how expectations change things because after reading the reviews of this beer I guess I must have been expecting a genie to fly out of the bottle and grant me three wishes. Well since this did not happen I will tell you what those wishes would have been. 1.) I wish this beer was $12 a six pack instead of $9 a bomber. b.) I wish this beer was a bit stronger maybe closer to 8% for the price. 3.) I wish I could taste any of the fruit listed on the side of the bottle that was mirrored in many of the reviews. I have had $100 a bottle cognac and can appreciate the reasons why it was 3 times the price, this is not the same, there are better IPA for cheaper. Itís good not legendary.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber via trade courtesy of Snojerk321. Poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color, similar in color to Two Hearted, with 1-finger white head. Aroma of huge citrus and fruit - lemon, orange, papaya, mango, peach, along with some pine. Taste of sweet caramel malt and big bitter citrus, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with medium carbonation. This is considered a world-class IPA for good reason!
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the IPAs Iíve been lucky enough to sample, they are my favorite brew and what I rate beers by, trip to LA and first stop was Whole Foods Redondo Beach, they had 22 oz bombers, bought 2. tangerine gold hue with white head, nice citrusy smell, nector and resin they way it should be, well balanced texture, medium carbonation, not too bitter, very good stuff
Doofgoblin (478) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrusy ipa that is really crisp and refreshing. Aroma is citrus faint pine with only a hint of grapefruit. Taste is hoppy with lots of citrus and light resin with only a faint undertone of malt flavor. This finish is crisp and good. Wanted to be blown away by this one, but hey itís still pretty outstanding!
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 On draft at Ballast Point Brewing (San Diego, CA): Pours out a slightly hazy golden/orange, topped with a one-inch head. Aroma of resinous and grassy hops, citrus (lemon peel, orange, pink grapefruit), some honey, and copious amounts of tropical mango and passion fruits. Taste is resiny pine, orange peel, apricots, and caramel. Soft biscuity malt backing. Coriander spice in the finish. Wish there were more fresh pine needle flavors to round it out. Drinkability: Semi-sweet crisp throughout. Palate-wrecking bitter. Pairing: Thick bison burger with lots of habanero. Rebuy: Yes. #374 on 02042010, DG.
Dal9000 (477) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth IPA. Not overpowering pine hops nor bitter. Mild hops after about 5 seconds with a slow fade. This is excellent.
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