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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wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip. Orange/straw color with a thick white head. Nose is pine, fruit, malt. Flavor is bitter, with a nice malt balance but not the strong hop bite I expect with a DIPA. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark amber-gold color with a loose, med. thick light tan head. Lots of pine and dark citrus in the aroma along with some malty alcohol sweetness. Tight flavor profile with resin, earth, and more citrus. Significant malt presence but not overly sweet or caramelly. What sweetness exists is provided by the significant alcohol component. Well balanced bitterness that matches the intensity of the beer--strong presence on the palate with a good amount of alcohol warmth.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2004 The aroma of hops hits you from halfway accross the room. Take the Racer 5 and double the hops (which is evidently what they did). The sweet character still comes through underneath the spicy hops. Long lingering aftertaste.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium amber color. Thin white head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is similar--a little sweeter than you would expect from many IPAs, but it works in this case. Lots of grapefruit and piney hops. Nice clean finish. Very well balanced and a nice beer.
c0fein (555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods - Tribeca, New York. Best By 02/24/15 :/
Hazy orange colour with a big white head. Caramel, sweetness, spruce, fruits, dry bitterness.. Still good so fresh one would be great I guess.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2012 amber color, nice lacing, grassy lemon aroma, flavor is citrus and resin with a good malt balance
Dal9000 (541) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky yellow with no head. Mild hoppy flavor. No bitter aftertaste. No pine finish. Very smooth.
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