beertholomeus (483) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber gold color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine and malt aroma. Hop, mango, orange, grapefruit, pine, biscuit, caramel and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Butter citrus finish.
HughConway (739) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Pours orange amber, laced white head. Citrus spruce aroma, taste of bitter grass. Nice IPA, just missing out somewhere.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours copper with white head. Taste is bitter pine hops with citrus. Great ipa
deekyn (985) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a rich, just slightly hazy amber with a thin, faintly dirty white head. Minimal lacing.
S- aroma is heavy with tropical fruit, passion fruit punch, malts and pine resin. Grapefruit is pungent, as well as guava, kiwi and lemon zest.
M- medium resin and sticky body with a tart and bitter medium palate. Good carbonation.
T- passion fruit forward. Tropical notes follow and are present throughout. Rich resin is next with some caramel malts. Malts and grapefruit last. Hints of coriander and jasmine. Ending is bitter but relatively clean with lingering grapefruit and zinc. 3.7
mogydirt (13) - simi valley, California, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma is very floral and grapefruity. Color is great but the head discipates pretty quickly. Taste like one of the best ipa i have had, its right up with racer 5. Finishes smooth. Really good ipa...
hamilton23 (590) - Alpine, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bomber into my Will Ferrell Pub Crawl tall boy glass. Pours rich golden/flax in color with a nice off-white head. Aroma is dank hops. Taste is slight citrus and bitter hops in the back. Super balanced. Nicely done.
bytemesis (2414) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium white head that dissipates leaving good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits and citrus, with a touch of pine. Flavor is much the same, light sweet and light bitter, not harsh at all. Medium body. This is a good ipa, one that would have been great a couple of years ago.
SpiritToAle (32) - - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not exactly what I've come to expect from Bear Republic. At almost 9% and 100iBUs I thought I'd be in for a massive onslaught of flavor. But this offering fell a bit flat. Perhaps it was the Green Flash Palate Wrecker I drank just before (I may need to reevaluate that rating) but this just isn't punching me in the face like I wanted it to. However, it still has a very pleasant nose of grapefruit and pine and the mouthfeel is spectacular. It's almost creamy, reminiscent of a big oaky California Chardonnay. How'd they do that? And I love the appearance. The head is extremely thick, pure white, and long lasting...heavy lacing with a beautiful golden to light amber hue. Overall, this is a wonderful beer, just not as bold as I had hoped.
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JPDurden24 (1455) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Aroma is biscuit, citrus and sweet cereal. Hop forward taste with a citrus and resin, sweet malt backbone. Pretty tasty, alcohol is very well hidden.
DCLawyer (1295) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber->tulip. Golden copper with gwo inch frothy white head. A: strong West Coast citrus and pine hops. T: bitter pine hops, with citrus notes. Good example of the WC IPA style.