darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells very sweet with a little bit of spiciness, maybe cinnamon or nutmeg. Appearance is the standard golden yellow/orange with an impressive head that clings to the glass. Taste is heavy on hops and malt, with very mild caramel and fruit notes. Aftertaste is a little odd after the first taste, maybe a little soapy or something Iím not sure. However, that strangeness disappears after the first taste and doesnít show up again. I like it, but itís not quite what I was expecting.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A golden amber color with a light off-white head. A very fruity aroma with some bubblegum, finishing with nice floral hops. As it warms, the strong hops take over the aroma, and it becomes increasingly bitter on the palate. It has just enough of a malty backbone to keep its balance while still delivering a delightfully hoppy double IPA.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber served in a snifer. Bronze and clear. Big head that sticks to the glass as it dissipates. Aromatic profile is different as it warms. Served cold is has nice hoppy floral notes. Served slightly warmer, the big maltiness shows its muscle. The malt is balanced by the hops and followed by some alcohol, then bitterness. Like the new price. The brew is not bad either.