Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, batch 2E5 or 285 (the print is smudged). Pours hazy and dark orange with red highlights, topped by a small off-white head. Aromas of sweet spruce needles and pine sap, mango, sugar cookie, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is bitter pine, ripe mango and slight papaya, sweet spruce and fruit notes, and caramel. As it warms, citrus peel becomes evident, with nearly salty notes. Medium carbonation, almost creamy, and highly drinkable. Pleasantly bitter with some nice tropical fruit notes throughout; very nice.
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle of Tesco Finest American Double IPA. Copper with a thin covering of cream coloured head; definitely orange peel on the aroma, along with grassy hops; crisp fruity malt flavour that holds for a second or two before the hops sweep majestically in to place; long lingering fresh leafy hop finish, and some warming alcohol. Excellent.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy copper with a light beige head. Nose is citrusy hops, orange peel and bready malts. Flavor is about the same with a sticky sweet mouth feel and resinous hops. Slight bit of alcohol warmth.
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with tangerine and grapefruit citrus notes. Taste is the same but deeply bitter with warming alcohol into the finish. $7/22oz
anders37 (17604) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
Flanfl (123) - USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small white head, amber colour. Aroma of citrus, floral notes, grapefruit and spices. Strong, bitter, and complex flavour, citrus, spices and... I don’t know. Medium body, medium carbonisation. A nice beer but it could be better balanced.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bevmo. Deep copper in color. Foamy beige head. Nice crisp clean hop nose. Lots of hops up front. A little bit of sweetness, but just a touch. Fairly dry grapefruity hop flavors with a little bit of spiciness. Finish has a touch of alcohol. Very tasty.
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle, pours orange amber with a white head. Big aroma of citrus, pungent hops, floral notes and grapefruit. Flavour is a tremendously potent and bitter barrage of citrusy hops with very little malt backing. At 150IBUs, this is a bitter beast. Eclipses the first edition of Hardcore IPA for sure.
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 330ml bottle from Brewdog, but I’ve also had this on cask at Cask & Kitchen and Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. Pours orange-amber, well carbonated with a good off-white head. Nose; Epic! Floral, varnish, dried figs and some citrus fruits. Taste; hop-explosion, varnish, wood, resin, slight vanilla, well hidden- alcohol, long bitter finish, yum! One of my favourite beers, more please.
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 33cl bottle @Mad For Beer (Rome) - Dark amber appearance with soft and creamy foam. Aroma: interesting mix of toffee, malt, grapefruit and herbs. The flavour is very strong and quite complex even if not perfectly balanced. Medium body, not so drinkable. A great beer. Match it with a big steak!