daleharshman (909) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Escondido BevMo ($7.99). Pours a hazy golden amber hue with two fingers of fluffy white head. AROMA of sharp pine needles, bright and sweet citrus, salty sea air, some stone fruit, and resinous/herbal hops. FLAVOR of citric / floral / herbal hops, pine/cedar, all very balanced with a good amount of caramel malts. Nice semi-sweet and semi-bitter finish. The high ABV is completely concealed. I waited a little too long to open this, so the freshness is suspect...but the big hops do still come through quite nicely. (262, 854)
Gooball201 (39) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gotta drink this young. This Is my last and 4th I think. Young it is spectacular, does not age well as one would expect. Still worth drinking!
dlovell2 (777) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden color with white head. Honey aroma with some cirtrus. Thick syrupy feel in mouth. Swee honey like flavor with citrus finsh. Really nice.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a turbid nice amber color with a solid toasted cream top. Smells nice and resiny, with pine, then some grapefruit and tangerine. Flavor is more malty than the nose would let on. Not bitter, but plenty of hop influence, some more resin and citris pith. The malts are slightly sweet and have a solid caramel character. Full bodied with tight, moderately high carb and a thick finish. Cool mouthfeel. Nice beer.
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Paul! Yellow orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is dank hops, resin and citrus. Taste follows... Dank earthy hops, solid malt backbone. Best I have had from bear republic.
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz in Seattle. Hazy medium, woody orange. Bubbly foam. Fruity yeast. Soft alcohol hop. Big beer, dry alc. Juicy. A bit muddled, I’m confused. Alc sweetness. Eh, doesn’t add up.
trevor211 (1305) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange. Big, juicy, dank hops on the nose. Lots of mandarin fruit and sweet caramel malt in the flavor. This tastes a lot like something from 3Floyds to me, with just a slightly higher hop content. A bit on the flat side. Tasty!
PhatB420 (625) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lower rating b/c this is an old bottle, cant discern the freshnes date but March or July of 2013. Pours an medium bronzed orange and carfamel color. Head is light, thin, large, soapy, and transparent. Lacing is ok looking and sporadic. Aroma is boozy, almost like sniffing a shot of liquor, ideal for the abv here I guess, citrus undertones, orange, melon, red grape, pine, sap, and more orange. Taste is boozy, hops are juicy and bountiful, but the booze seems to overpower the aftertaste and the nice hop mixture, has to be the age of this brew, Pugnent hops do enter in the taste, dank resinous feel of pine, weed, grass, and murky old soil. Drinkability is a bit tough at times, due to the immense booze relation in the smell and taste, hot damn, tequila, and white rum are all over, not what i look for in a dipa. Guess I should have looked at the bottle. Still, this is a bit tolerable and with the hops and citrus in mind its not that bad. Sampled in a 23oz bulbous wheath glass.
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: 0.25L glass
From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014
Poured a caramel, orange murky color with three fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Tons of foamy lacing scattered throughout the sides of the glass. Above average retention.
Smelled sharp grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, fresh, floral hops, citrus hops and faint tropical notes.
Taste wasn’t as quite as potent as the nose. Got lemon, citrus hops, sharp grapefruit, tropical hops and orange dental floss, all in a bitter form.
Light body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, clean and refreshing finish, hiding the strength of the alcohol.
Just a really good beer. Very smooth and refreshing. Can’t wait to try it again.
spacemonster (80) - Igo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is as big a victory for bear republic as it is for us. Wonderful nose. Pineapple comes out farthur. It’s a welcome addition to the incredible Racer series! They score! Goal!