bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, herbs, florals, and grass. Flavor of citrus, bread, grass, pine, light caramel, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber with a near white head. Whoosh! The aroma is so hoppy. Floral/resin/citrus/fruit. I think itís all there. This must be a hop headís dream. Med+ body. Flavor is very complex. Iíd swear there was onion in this, over and above floral/resin/citrus/fruit. Onionís a veg, right? There is some clean sweet caramel for backbone, but this is so hoppy it almost burns like capsaicin. Finish is almost cactus flavor with so much hop. My idea is that heat goes with cactus. Forget that. This is really complexly hoppy. Amazing stuff! Drinks fantastically tasty.
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of skunk bud, lemon zest, straw, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, skunk bud, lemon zest, rye, pine, grapefruit and orange zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: † Bit of a fiery golden, very clear, little carbonation, large foamy white head, nice lacing. † Spicy hop nose, subtle peppercorn and what seems like rye, and a touch of caraway and cardamom (sp?). † Very smooth on the tongue, bitter yet mildly sweet, with a candied citrus like background, a bit pithy. † Did I mention smooth? † A bit of the aformentioned spices, peppercorn and some rye. † This is really clean and crisp. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. † Lovely crisp finish. † Did I mention crisp? † One of the cleaner and crisper type IPAs I have had in a while. † A bit dry too, leaves me a bit quenched and wanting more. † Great stuff!
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Whether itís pour or package seems to be a crucial distinction with this beer. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with decent carb and some loose sudsy whitish head. Drippy lace. Bright and appealing orange rind nose, but nowhere near the intensity you might expected from a celebrated fresh dipa. Bottle shock? Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel, doughy mid-palate with some resiny hop bite on top of that. Kind of another well-made big hoppy ale in this format.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14th rating of this beer. Oh great, its my 5000th rate. Who fucking cares? Fuck this hobby and fuck all the idiots that are making it not fun anymore. I love drinking beer and have traded and met some great people. I would like to give a shout out and big thanks to bvc, suzygreenberg, scrivvv, after4ever, bitbucket, mj, ibrew2or3, douglas88, hopdog, brewdad, and a whole bunch of other awesome people that have helped me achieve this useless milestone. People like this are why this is a fun hobby. On the other hand, i would like to take this time to tell all of you idiots that are hoarding beer, holding beer for ransom, buying up all the shit at the store and looking at it or waving it in your face like you have a huge giant dong, nobody cares that you have a big beer collection, overpricing beer that you put fucking brown sugar or honey in like it is a god damn expensive ingredient. You all know who you are. Instead of hoarding beer of price gouging, join a club or a sports team or something. Fuck off. And beer advocate, or baís or whatever the fuck you are called, you have ruined the trade forum. Thanks. Appreciate it. Oh yeah, fuck your rare beer too. Iíve got some comic books, baseball cards, and the original bat mobile to stack on top of all my rare beer. I win the competition. At least some of that shit is actually worth money, not some arbitrary price because all of you dipshits want it to fulfill some missing piece in your life. Find a woman to bang or something.
Anyways, this beer smells like citrus, nice rye notes, orange peel, a little dank, citrus again, light grain. Nice nose. Pours golden, a little haze, nice head and lace. Flavors of big citrus peel, pith, rye malt, a little grain. More oranges and lemons in the finish. Bright and juicy. Lingering citrus mouth feel. A really nice drinkability level. And rare. I fucking retire.
"beer smells like beer, beer tastes like malt, rare, and sour. Some hops. Meh" (Jon, 2006). # rater of a certain beer on the whole god damn internet. I love computers. Yay.
AmEricanbrew (5522) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice skanky ganja bud, citrus peel, pale malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation.earthy, spicy, ganja bud hoppy flavors with mild citrus peel; solid caramel base brew--very tasty ipa
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to mora2000) Cloudy medium gold, wispy lasting offwhite bubbles. Nose of candied citrus, hoppy, piney, sweet. Taste of pine, cream, herbal, agave, piney, sweet but bitter citrus. Nice palate finish, sweet and bitter.
mcberko (5357) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwerís Cafe for Hopfest, pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of dry citrusy hops, bitter orange peel with a slight malt backing. Flavour is quite zesty, with dry citrusy hops and a dry, bitter finish. Excellent IPA.
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Yellow with a white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy on the citrus, with some iced team notes also coming through. There is also a hint of pine as well as some grassiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.