DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s. A nice brown honey color with good hop aroma. A nice, smooth ipa that isn’t super hopped. Very sweet and hoppy with some floral notes. Reminiscent of the HopSlam from Bells. Great beer
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours an effervescent, almost shiny orange-gold. Beautiful beer coming out of the bottle into the glass. Thin little hat of white foam, maybe a thick fingernail. Aromas are strong of resinous hop but, as the label says, balanced by a VERY solid malt backbone. Taste is just wildly clean and smooth. Much light malt, taste of biscuits and butter, some sweet apple and pine elements. Really ridiculously good beer. The acidity, semi-oily mouthfeel, balanced sweet and bitter... it’s a knockout. Would have liked to see them push the ABV envelope a bit more, but maybe the reason it’s so awesome is that they didn’t do that. They let the beer determine itself. Great work BR.
Berard (631) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours maroon with white head that lingers. Sweet hop aroma over mild carbonation. Decent complexity in a smooth ipa.
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Patrik (626) - - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flarra. Doft kraftig av Apelsin å blommor fräsch. Smaken lite barr , apelsin, äpple å lite trä. Smaken är extremt balanserad . Härrejävlar KÖP Å snälla svenska microbryggeri lär lär å brygg dessa kvalitets öl. Snälla dyrt jaga amerikanska Dipa. Vill köpa svenskt nångång.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pure, translucent amber, with a streaky, thick head. Smells strong and herbal and citric, with tons of green hoppy venom just waiting to burst out. Wicked bitter, for sure, but the massively high amounts of malt provide a sweet, glazed front to the hopped-up finish. And the finish is majorly hopped, lingering and bitter, yet the sweetness never goes away, giving a soft padded feel to this DIPA. Feels great, the alcohol not a factor as you easily put back the first glass. Good, but not an improvement on Racer 5. (3/25/09)
Lothore (624) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Pours a bronze hue with a large two finger which fades into tons of lacing, slightly hard to see through.
S- Super hoppy and sweet with a mixture of predominant pine flavor and underlying grapefruit notes...absolutely exquisite.
T- Taste is very reminiscent of Pliny the Elder but possibly better balanced. Lots of malt which dulls the hop bitterness but there is a good amount of hoppiness in flavor.
M- Thick with a lot of carbonation.
D- This is an absolutely amazing DIPA and a pleasure to drink, perhaps a bit thick for more than one but it’s amazing.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma, so inviting. Salivate. Bright citrus, grass, ruby red grapefruit, light bitter finish. Lovwit.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at the brewpub in Healdsburg. Nice clear reddish brown color. Very small head with little lacing. The aroma are mainly hops, pine, citrus dominate. Also detected some grassey notes. Flavor is hops all the way! Great piney, fresh bitterness all the way through the taste and swallow. Very nice balancing sweetness after the swallow. Long finish. Another great beer from Bear Republic.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ RFD:
Aroma is a strong hoppiness (all the west coast attributes). Flavor is a solid malt with one of the most potent hop profiles I have ever come across. So much hops. Very nice as long as you like suck your teeth out bitterness.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells a bit flowery, lots of hops, but balanced. Tastes so crisp, sweet on the back of the tongue with grassy and piney resiny hops. So fresh and clean.