omhper (18757) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, creamy but faint head. Citric nose. Piney, almost inky hops assault the nose. Syrupy, fairly light body ollapses into a resiny mess. A very primitive beers, where the attempts of hiding the severe shortcomings in the malt departments by adding more hopre just makes it hars and badly inky.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan
Hazy red amber color; huge head. The aroma is actually much lighter than expected, with earthy English hops. Medium body, toffee flavor, dry also because of the strong bitterness; the hops are aggressive (but appreciated), oily and resiny. Strong ending bitterness. It’s a fair variation from the fruity IIPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Rich O’s
opaque burnt orange, frothy cream colored head, lots of thick scattered lace,
light sweet citrus aroma,
rich bready malt flavor balance by lots of citrus and herbal hops, the citrus grows and takes on a nice orange character, nice long bitter finish follows the hop flavor without detracting from it,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium biiter citrus flavor with a medium bittersweet smooth finish of moderate duration. This is a good drinkable brew.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Nate! Poured medium orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet orange peel and grapefruit with warmer spicy pine and warmth on the back.. I really dug this! The flavor found sweeter caramel paired with grapefruit at the core with pine and citrusy bitterness around that struck me as a tad raw.. alcohol amplifed the bitterness primarily and helped leave a warm citrus and caramel finish.. tasty overall. Heavier-bodied with only OK balance on the palate. I found this to be a mighty enjoyable brew!
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to 505flavours. Alround rating: Lots of caramel and caramalt, lots of bittering grassy hops, some citrusy character too. I dont really know what to say here, its drinkable stuff enough but just lacking the excitment i generally expect from such an ale.
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. I just picked this up this bomber from a "new" brewery at the Wise Guys in Merrillville, IN, a couple of weeks ago, and the place goes out of business before I get to rate it. It pours a clear orange/amber body with a respectable head and plenty of thick lacework. The aroma is hoppy - earth, bitter grasses, and some grapefruit - covering some light caramel scents. The flavor packs more power, a sturdy hop bitterness almost matched by the sweet caramel backbone. The finish is dry, peppery, and bitter. Not bad but, despite the stronger alcohol content, it comes across more like a regular IPA than a DIPA.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, purchased and drank at the Hop Leaf in Chicago. The body was hazy medium copper with a light off white head. The aroma was woody with strong grapefruit. There was also some fresh made cloth, if that makes sense. Not fresh laundered, but fresh from the loom. The taste was fairly bitter with some bread crust. There was also some green bean or plent stem type tastes.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like they are shipping the left-overs to Sam’s to get rid of it. Orange color with a big, bubbly, foamy,. off-white head. Little, but a some citric scents. Light caramel and toffee flavors in the start mix with some light orange citric hops in the middle. Quite light and a bit airy in feel. Looking at the bottle, I must say it is a bit scary to look at. I catch some vegetable scents as I take may last swig, especially celery. Fairly thin in feel. Some decent flavors, but too thin in feel and the aroma is weak for a IIPA.
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with white head and lace. Resiny hops and light caramel. Resiny, perfumey, sweet maltiness, with a medium hard bitter. Medium bodied but just a tad too foamy for me. Best beer of the stop.