presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Big spruce and wood scent. Nice woody spruce, kiwi and pineapple taste. Strong alcohol and hops.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a vibrant, translucent copper with a thin white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, dank bud and grain.
Taste: Grapefruit,tangerine followed by sturdy bitter pine, fairly dry malt. Finishes with lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: Really balanced, hoppy and nice to look at.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tonyís Darts Away, Burbank. Hazy amber, small head. Intense grapefruity hop aroma. Punchy hop bitterness. One-dimensional, but delicious.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong simcoe hop aroma. Pours a orange/golden with nice white head. Nice dry hoppy finish. Strong lemon/citrus. Some woodiness. Satisfying IPA.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to shortysdude285 for sending a bottle of this my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip.
Pours a light apricot color with a light bit of haziness. The nose contains a good amount of tropical fruits as the base, along with a bit of citrus hops hitting after the stronger tropical notes subside. The taste hits better with a more-dominant hop presence thatís pretty well integrated and all matching up. Bit of orange in the background. Medium body with only a touch of alcohol. Pretty heavy bitterness. Nice beer all around. Glad to try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-25-2011
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into my Stone IPA glass. First beer in a week so I thought that would cause me to likely rate this higher, but alas not so. My bomber says 9% and this entry on RB says 9.5% so maybe I have an old bottle or this entry needs update. Aroma is the best part of this beer, good pine and light pungent scent. Only lightly carbonated and pours rather cloudy yellow/orange. Taste is just "meh", not bad but nothing really stands out. Almost tastes like a beginner homebrew. Thin palate, I will say for a 9% its not hott at all. I recently bought a few IPAís that Iíve never had, which are my most recent ratings, none of them were standouts at all.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A hazy orange color with a white head. A pleasant hoppy, pine, and light floral aroma. Dry on the palate with a touch of sweetness and a strong hoppy flavor.
HughConway (828) - Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber bottle. Pours hazy orange, citrus hop aroma, hop bitter on the tongue, slightly odd at the back.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit,orange and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and a hint of orange withg a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
joeneugs (3834) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with a large orange head. The aroma is powerfully hoppy with lots of tropical fruit and pine. The flavor is full with tropical fruit, sweet caramel, and a touch of bready malt before a big alcoholic, bitter piney finish. An above average IIPA.