mjg74 (2944) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Valley Farm. Highly hopped nose. Some sweet and a lot of tropical fruit. Light amber in color. Somewhat sweet and highly hopped. Pretty good balance. Finish has a sort of dry peppery hop character to it. A hint of alcohol in the finish.
seanmoto (6) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Deep beautiful orange color. Great aroma of citrus, resiny pine, and grapefruit. The taste and mouth feel are of the charts. These guys at Bootleggers are killing it. I look forward to more beers from them...
jtclockwork (12845) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of tree bark, caramel malt, tree sap, resinous pine, dried citrus rind, orange peel and perfumy hops. A bit too perfumy for me. Medium body. Finishes dry resin/tree bark.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- floral hints, honey, passion fruit, nectarines, slight medicinal hints
Appearance- rust brown/orange, incredible lacing, decent white head
Taste- definite pine, some citrus, grass, bread, bittersweet finish
Palate- very nice body and mouthfeel for this style, exceptional
Overall- Above average DIPA in my book but nothing to rant and rave about. IMO this would have been better off as a 100% Citra DIPA than the various hop varieties they used. Also too malt forward to make it a 4+ brew.
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2012 with Andrew and Moreau. Pours a deep, hazy amber body with nice white lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, pineapple and fresh resin. Mouthfeel is juicy and full, still nearly sessionable despite the 10% abv; notes of pineapple, pine resin, light fruity malt and juicy tropical fruits
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A friend shared this bottle and I had mixed feelings about this beer. It looked like it was a dark orange color with a small wispy head. The smell was quite hoppy, pine and citrus. The flavor was also nce and hoppy with more pine but it was also sweet, syrupy, and astringent. I was happy to only have to finish eleven ounces because a full bomber would be too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-15-2010 21:21:32
crossovert (10656) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Possibly old. It is a decent ipa but for a west coaster it doesnt seem syper assertive.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to someone. poured mahogany with a white head and some lacing. aroma was pine and citrus. flavor was pine, citrus, butterscotch, and cotton candy. body was light with low carbonation.
mikem409 (1960) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks mark! Pours dark orange rust with soft foam head. Aroma of candy sugar and marmalade. Taste is sweet hop bitter reminds me of 90/120 ipa
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to mrmiles for this extra bomber
A: Pours a deep garnet color with a small fluffy white cap. The head and the retention is decent given the ABV
S: If I could give this a 6 I would...exactly what I love in IPAs. Lots of sweet pineapple juice, mango, blood orange, apricot, pear, and other orchard fruits. So damn awesome. Malts do a lot in terms of balancing, also adding some caramel sweetness.
T: Sweet tropical fruit...whoever mentioned candied pineapple hit the nail on the head. Also candied mango. Lots of residual sugar on top of sweet tropical/citrus fruit, on top of sweet caramel from the malts. Alcohol is very warming, but not really a problem. Well balanced- sweetness with hops.
MF/D: Viscous, sweet, and smooth. Easy to drink despite the ABV. Do not recommend taking a bomber down by yourself...which is what I am attempting, hence my 4 rating for drink
Notes: Really solid offering from a brewery I’ve never tried or even heard of...But definitely will be ISO their beers in the future.