haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear orange color. Strong hop notes with some tangy grapefruit sifting through the background. Nice hop flavor with tangy notes and a hint of alcohol. Amazing balance and I think this is better then Pliny the Elder. Much better flavor and more hops.
kespecial (136) - - JUL 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lovely traffic cone orange, slightly cloudy. Aroma is pine cone and tropical/stone fruit. Taste is mainly pine and resin; dry and bitter, with some boozy sweetness. less citrus and fruit than some DIPAs. Oily and heavy on the palate, but not in a bad way: it’s just a pine cone hop bomb, what did you expect? Delicious, though not exactly an everyday brew. More like a final indulgence to split...and then goodnight all.
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Beer Frog cons 2015-05-07 Spring Hill - beer was on sale (3dollares)
AR: fat oily rich tropical fruit marmelade, pine,
AP: thick fluid hazy dark coppery, frothy cream yellow steady head, great lacings
F: thick fluid, heavy tropical fruit marmalade, pine cons, grapefruit bitternees, a wee bit of chili strenght (or was it the beef jerky ;) ), long and lasting flavor, finishes is all flavors and a warming feeling
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, light Cointreau, tropical fruits, freshness, slight malt; mouth: resinous hops, pine, light Cointreau, tropical fruits, freshness, slight malt, semi-dry finale in resinous hops with presence of Cointreau, full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, lightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, léger Cointreau, fruits tropicaux, fraîcheur, très léger malt; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, léger Cointreau, fruits tropicaux, fraîcheur, très léger malt, finale semi-sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de Cointreau, corsée, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
ericwill99 (81) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flavorful, aromatic, lovely. Poured out of a bomber, it's a light golden color, with a nice citrus aroma. Strong alcohol really smooths out the flavors. Fantastic beer.
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orangish color. The aroma is sweet, dank and orange citrus. The taste is sweet with some subtle pine and some citrus. The sweetness really shines through and this is a fantastic DIPA standing out from the usual Citrus bombs. Excellent.
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Aroma is citrus hops. Appearance is ok. Taste is very pine resin hops. Not as much citrus as I thought it would be. Palate is resin hopped. Overall, a great IPA. Will buy again and again.
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glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with hints of cooked apple and honey. Head is average size, frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation, and a lightly to moderately alcoholic finish. Maltier than I expect from a Bear Republic DIPA. Regardless, this is an excellent beer.
Darkmagus82 (2008) - - DEC 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed orange amber color with a two finger head of billowy off white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is fruity and sweet with a good deal of tropical fruits of mango, tangerine, and pineapple. A light doughy and sweeter caramel smell are there as well and matched by some hop aromas. The hop are mostly of a grapefruit nature, but other hop aromas of a bit of herb and some light pine are there as well, producing a very fruity and inviting aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with the sweeter tropical fruit flavors that was detected in the nose, with the tangerine being the most intense fruit, but having mango and pineapple mixed with it as well. Right from the start there is a thick and bready taste which acts as a nice base for the sweet and the grapefruit hop flavor; which starts the taste off on the moderate side. While the grapefruit is lighter upfront, it gains more and more strength toward the end of the taste and is joined by some pine and herbal hop flavors. All the while, a little bit of the tropical fruit flavors fade but are replaced by some caramel sweetness. With a little bit of grassy hop and a hint of alcohol coming at the very end of the taste, one is left with a pleasantly balanced, sweet, and moderately resinous bitter hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the mix of tropical fruits and hops the thickness and creaminess does a rather good job as it baths the tongue in all the wonderful flavors and makes this 9.75 % abv. brew a nice slower sipper.
Overall – This is one very tasty brew overall. Big and robust in sweeter tropical fruit flavors with a nice hop blend. This is one I would certainly go back to again and one I would recommend.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber with a very big fluffy head. Nice hop scent. Gorgeous delicate malt body with strong fumey hops carried on a boozy cloud.
bleeng (1579) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours hazy gold. Musty nose. Taste is fairly fresh with thick juicy hops. Big full body with a thick body on the end. Not refreshing but tasty.