toxichop (470) - 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.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone. Pours golden/ deep orange with thin white foamy head. Strong piny citruy nose. Very smooth for this DIPA style. Great citrus/pine hop punch. Fantastic DIPA!!!
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Falling Rock. Grassy, earthy hops dominate the nose, and the flavor. First taste is an assault of citrus peel/zest. As I got further through the glass, the balance really tightened up and the citric hops were more floral and some tropical fruit showed up as well. Really nice beer.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Dark amber body. Absolutely insane amount of hops in this beer. Aroma is straight hop oil. Oily mouthfeel, with a little bit of malt trying to hang with massive hop presence. As it warmed, it became too much for me to handle. Just too big for me to really enjoy very much of.
larryLSB (465) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the brewery, 22 oz. Big amber orange with large off white head. Nose of citrus, with hops and a bit of malt. Tasted great in the mouth with a dry finish. Very good, hope they bottle it soon.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the Liar’s Club. Very similar to the racer 5 but with a more citrusy hop aroma and not as balanced. I don’t taste any more alcohol either. It goes down nicely, and is a good example of the style. Lots of hop flavor. Hop juice all the way. Pretty straight-forward. No complaints here.
bellco33 (464) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a big, white, head. Aroma pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earthy. Taste is way too sweet, it overwhelms the piney hops that do come through. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, a bit cloying. It’s OK.
Crispy34 (462) - Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Aroma is of piney hops. The appearance is a dark copper with a good light head. The taste starts sweet then rolls into a piny hoppiness. Not too much, though. The palate is good for this strong of an ipa. Overall, a really good ipa. Would buy whenever i could.
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thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like liquid gold, does not overpower, as many dipas do, really tastes like the big brother to racer 5, many similarities, was actually expecting a little more on the hops, but racer 5 is also a more toned down IPA, all in all worth a try, but not the all star beer I was hoping for, still solid though.
Berard (447) - 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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