thetmaxx (901) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured to a shaker from the bomber. Aroma is great nicely hoped. Slightly spicey aroma, but citrus flavor. Really good, one of the best Iíve had from black diamond. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, which I will accept for being imperial.
bnoel09 (578) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a shaker. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is fresh hops. Flavor is resinous hops. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice IIPA.
adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Liked this beer a lot. Smelled like the dank. Nice malt flavor - not to bitter.
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rosshalligan (1) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance copper clear very slight sparkle white head
lasts a short while with some lace.
taste piney. with a nice dry finish lingers nicely.
palate medium body, fizzy,
overall not enough going on for a double IPA it
hits all the check marks but lacks flavour
depth and complexity.
IrishBoy (4103) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo Oxnard. Nose is citrus, caramel, with hints of banana and cloves. Clear light amber with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with pine and fruity and clove notes.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours crystal clear copper with near white head. The aroma is nice and musty and dank with earthy and spicy hop goodness heading into modest levels of citrus hop notes in the background. The taste is similar with yummy spicy hops and dank earthy hops with both bitter and an ample amount of flavor hops going on. Behind these is a modest level of citrus hops in the background. Nicely facetted hoppy goodness and with a slight sweet maltiness helping to provide some pleasing depth to the experience. Solid brew!
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty double IPA. Lots of orange, rind, grapefruit and resin. Sweet malt base (rock candy, light syrup). Healthy bitterness, but it doesnít overpower or linger. Slight mustiness or yeastiness was a bit distracting, but not too bad. Fruity alcohol is hidden well.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/23/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this out.
My pour is a mostly transparent caramel color with a modest white cap on top. A little bit of lace and decent retention on the head.
Caramel and light malts lead the aroma, some prickly and spicy pine, grassy hops, and a few spicy notes are there as well.
This is a fairly mild double IPA. The caramel malt adds some sweetness but does not dominate. The hops have some light lemon and grapefruit notes, a fair amount of grass, and some prickly pine. The finish feels like it is light or faded.
The body is full but a little bit drier than I would expect out of a big DIPA. Slightly spicy and prickly from the alcohol with a creamy carbonation.
This DIPA was all right. Nothing about it disappointed, but the flavors were not that strong or unique.
StefanSD (2373) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent new penny copper color with a small white head that has good retention. The aroma is strong with grapefruit, oranges and some pine. The flavor is loaded with bitter grapefruit, oranges, resins, a bit of soap and caramel. The palate is full and crisp with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering caramel. A very respectable DIPA, fans of a big caramel malt base will love this one.
dwyerpg (5644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a pretty solid beer all the way through. Good hop aroma, fine orange color. Flavor is pretty consistent, even at slightly warm temperatures. I nice sipping beer.