xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours an orange copper. Slight floral hops on the nose with some malt. My eyes light up at first taste, HOPS, beautiful floral, citrusy, elegant hop flavor followed by an apparent, but not overpowering, malt sweetness. As the glass warms the malt comes through more. Mouthfeel is next to perfect, not over carbonated, and betters as it warms. For a 10% IIPA the alcohol tones are hidden perfectly. In a blind test Iíd guess 7%. Not usually a fan of East Coast IPAís but this one is awesome. Have another? You bet!
catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden copper color with heavy lacing. Grape fruity smell citrus taste mild bitterness. Awesome ipa.
nj_BierMaven (96) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper-golden, thick head, leaves substantial lacing on the glass. Not the overpowering hop aroma of some Imperial IPAs, but pleasant hoppy aroma. Malt profile that balances the hop bitterness is what shines for me on this one, and the resinous mouthfeel, bordering oily. Vanilla, apricot, not-quite butterscotch flavor balanced enjoyable by the malts. A bit of a grapefruity and orange flavor going on. Outstanding ale.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Hazy orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is resin, spruce, citrus, mild diacetylic notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is resiny, toffeeish, fruity citrusy and quite big on the bitter side of it. Still very pleasant flavour, though Iím not a big hophead.
bth122 (1140) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Thanks brother. Twas the night before Christmas, and this beer poured a golden honey color. Aroma of floral hops, caramel, biscuit. Medium to heavy body. Medium bitterness. Has big malty backbone. With generous floral pine hops. A mouthful of a dipa.
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5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: † Thick and hazy dirty amber, light to moderate frothy sandy head, so-so lacing. † Heavily caramel biscuity sweet aroma, slight overcooked vegetables detract. † Not as offensive on the tongue. † Pale caramel, minor overcooked vegetables, a little citrusy, but not biting. † Comes across more as a weak American Barley Wine. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Strong sweet tea, caramel, and citrus peel on the finish. † Canít tell its 10% which is nice, but the overcooked vegetable aspect takes away from the experience.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - hazy orange beer with no foam left; fresh piney and earthy hoppiness with notes of apricots; very tasty, lively; full-bodied and with hugely bitter; very dry fruity hoppy finish - great stuff
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with off white head. Smells of dried fruit. Taste is similar to aroma with light bitter. Light carbonation.
mbutler91c (10) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice representation of the style. Pours a copper/brown with half-inch head. Aroma of fresh hops but not so much on the initial mouth feel. Has a lingering flavor that produces more hops as it lingers. All in all...nicely done
Darwenus (485) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this. Itís like a heavily hopped, IPA version of an American strong ale. It pours a hazy, deep peach color with a frothy head, and average carbonation. Rich, malty aroma. The flavor is a woody, sweet caramel thatís not overshadowed by the big, tart hop character. This one leans to the malt side in a big way, and it was a nice change after several nights of extra bitter IPAs.
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Pours an orange/amber color with a medium size creamy tan head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, and caramel malt. Taste has lots of citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, caramel malt, and floral hop bitterness towards the finish.