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 (659) - Oceanside, 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 (2625) - 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 (830) - 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 (11520) - 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 (4453) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a medium orange copper- medium fluffy head. Aroma is on the grassy side, still ok citrus and pine- light caramel/toastiness. Flavor is citrus, pine sap, slight stickiness, more grass and herbal notes, some lemon zest- mostly clean in the end. Pretty good, but not great.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Bistro IIPA fest, Hayward, CA. deep golden pour, big agressive hop filled aroma. Solid bitterness, very balanced with pretty substantial malt presence> pretty easy drinking at 9.5%, Real nice
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange golden pour. Candy malt honey nose. Piney hops and honey malt. Lingering resiny but viscous finish. Too much honey and therefore too sweet, but nice and strong.
douglas88 (7444) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Eric. Pours a bright copper color with a medium white head. The nose is all West Coast IIPA; sweet citrus, pine and grapefruit. The flavor is initially mostly citrus, smooth light grains, as it warmed the more defined grapefruit comes to the fore. Pretty nice. Very drinkable.