StefanSD (1990) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from sprouts. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is strong with pine, a bit of grapefruit and some barley. The taste is bitter hops forward with a sweet undertone; like the nose, I get pine, resins, grapefruit and a very pronounced sweet caramel malt base. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration with some lingering pine. Overall: Decent hop bill if you like piney hops, but the malt base was not to my liking.
gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours nice light amber hue, with just some hints of russet. Foam is thin, off-white, and lacy on the sides of the glass. Aromas a cirtus, resin, and grapefruit and biscuit. Taste is the same up front, but the mid-to-late palate is really lacking. The finish comes on again with some legit bitterness, but I think they added too much sugar to this in order to get the dryness and ABV... and it kind of got overdone... something is really lacking past the front end hop profile. And, for what they’re charging, they ought to get their shit straightened out...
jredmond (4879) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Clocks, Andy, PEarl, Max, Paul and zdk. Pours a light amber golden body with light haze and white lacing. Aroma is great - dank herb, funky melon and passionfruit. Great, in fact, a touch reminiscent of Alpine Nelson/Duet. Mouthfeel is grainy with some alcohol and a caramel bite. The funky melon and pine resin come through as well, but not as pleasing as the nose suggests. The flavor really falls short here.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good double ipa on tap at the belching beaver, part of flight, hoppy and bitter
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DadsThursday. Pours cloudy orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of spicy hops, perfume, caramel malt, resin and pine. Medium body.
GT2 (7717) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ Tap ][ Belching Beaver ][ 5oz ][ Flute ][ $1-2 ][ 1/25/14 ]
>> Clear amber, good lacing. Nose is quite juicy passionfruit, pineapple, gamey jackfruit, dank tropical hops. Taste is dusty, bitter, salty, but juicy up front. Dusty, bitter, woody finish. Aggressive nutty bitterness. Flavor pulls through, palate isn’t good though.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Label is Dammed! DIPA. Still 8.8%. Pours translucent copper with a creamy yellow/white head. Aroma is fruity/floral over some decent caramel. Full bodied or nearly. There’s a lot of caramel/malt, but there’s a great deal of floral/fruit with a little citrus. Maybe a touch of resin too. It’s bitter, but not NW harsh. No trace of heat for me. It seems like a little oil settles on the tongue - it’s that hoppy?
wheresyourball (416) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Vine Cottage. Hazy orange color with white head. Nose is caramel, malt, hops, resin. Flavor is floral, citrus, pine, toffee, caramel. Pretty nicely balanced.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Mild floral, citrusy, caramel aromas. Medium body. Big malty crystal base brew with floral, pine hops, mild booze to finish____good.
bergstaden (974) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head - Good hop aromas with citrus and some pine - Good malt to support the hops that taste of citrus and pine with a good bitterness - The hop bitterness lingers in the finish that lasts for some time - This was good