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.
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.
Lothore (619) - 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.
Pdubyah (614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
terribly good beer. Nively floral, lovely bitter that isn’t all of it, great caramels, nice carbonation and looks great and has a decent head, Enjoyed it from the aroma to the finish,. However it is a heavy drinking beer and you might be struggling to have more than the one. But it was a good one :-)
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.
Berard (603) - 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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jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 On Draft - fresh, crisp, hoppy, citric type tastes - nice well hidden alcohol and an overall very nice IIPA...but not anywhere near the best.
toxichop (597) - South Gate, California, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2012 On tap at the bottle room. Pours a hazel orange, some red in there with a thin white head. Aroma lots of pine, apricot, grass and some citrus. Taste is strong pine, grapefruit, and pineapple with a bit of caramel. Light mouthfeel, and medium bitterness. Was able to detect some alcohol but still pretty easy to drink. Overall this is an awsome dipa I thought this was better then apex and cafe 15. If ur really into dipas with lots of pine you cant go wrong with this one. Bottle Update: Fresh bomber similar notes but will add to the taste. There is light malt sweetness and toasted biscutt but citrus hops follow right behind it. It ends with strong pine and with medium bitterness, leaves your mouth and throat dry. Was dissapointed by the bomber mainly the smell was ok, the mouthfeel was lacking and i didnt enjoy the very dry finish. Will end up droping this to a 3.9 which happens to be pretty much the avg score.
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very drinkable Double IPA. Tastes of grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is well balanced with the malt.
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