ScottSoCal (1) - - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This may be my favorite beer in So Cal. Period! The hops are floral and strong, but the malt profile is more pronounced than most IPAs due to corn sugar- lots of it. Production of this was very limited at one point, but appears to be on the rise these days.
deekyn (986) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours hazy effervescent golden amber with high off white head that dissipates quickly. Strong lacing. S - wicked strong doughy and caramel malty aromas up front, dish soap and notes of grains, vegetal matter, brown sugar and fruit punch. Mostly malts. M - thick sticky full mf, rich sweet palate. Verging on barleywine. Dense and sticky. T - malts in the face. Strong bready and caramel malts up front. Brown sugar, grains, candied citrus (heavy on the candy) on the palate. Vegetal malty sweet, dry bitterness and white toast, hint of coffee bitters? O - over malt heavy dipa overly sweet. Syrupy. 3.4
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MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden pour with a tall tan head and soapy lacing
Big fresh hop aroma citrus & grassy good mount of caramel. Full well coated palate. Well balanced light bitterness grass lots of grapefruit a touch of strawberry and a good rich malt sweetness mildly warm alcohol notes in the swallow but a good beer
mjg74 (2457) - 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 (6914) - , 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 (4872) - Manhattan, 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 (6119) - 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.