UDBeernut (1245) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber poured into my DFH pint glass.
A: nice tan amber color, froathy 1/2 head with good retention. Lacing rings around the glass
S: citrus and earthy hop aroma greets the nose
T: solid and complex IPA flavor with the citrus tones from centenial hops.
M&d: full to medium bodied, plenty of bubbling carbonation to help
superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a summer release so it should be pretty fresh. Pours fairly crystal clear orange amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with awesome retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, floral, grass, lemon zest, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine resin bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and minimal cloying bitterness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA. All around nice balance of hop and malt notes; and quite smooth to sip on. No complaints, a very enjoyable offering.
BoostIPA (958) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Why the high ratings for this one?
Pours very, very dark for an IPA, almost barleywine territory. Tan head. Huge malty aroma coupled with some pine needles. Taste is sweet and slightly bitter. Finishes sweet with a lingering bitterness of pine. No juicy tropical hops here, but I guess thatís what they were going for with this one. Not very good though.
Daytonbeer (511) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with great lacing. Aroma of grapefruit. Taste is citrus hops with a very sizeable malty backbone and dry finish. Great single-hopped 2IPA.
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark clear orange with some white head. grassy hops, meh. this isnít that good, not sure why its rated so high. 4.7
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Clear rich orange pour with a white head. Bold grassy hop profile with bready malts. Quite bitter. Decen brew.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Andersons in Sylvania. Orange pour with a slight head. Citrus hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malt, grain and then sharp grassy bitter. Light grapefruit mixed in. More malty than I like, but tasty enough.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A few bottles left at vintage Estates in Boardman Ohio. brown pour, off white head, decent lacing. nuts, citrus, roasty hops, lightly bitter, average carbonation, light to mediumbody, citrus taste throughout drink. Overall a good double ipa, well balanced, it has a good malt backbone. Slighty bitter finish.
chriso (7306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber bottle consumed in April 2010. Amber colour. Not much head. More hops on the palate than on the nose. Mainly grapefruit, and plenty of it. Slightly spicy aroma. Lots of bitterness. Crisp and refreshing. Decent but nothing exceptional.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Semi-clear deep gold pour with a half-inch white head. Bursting with delicious pine and citrus hop aromas. Some light caramel sweetness, but definitely overwhelming with hop bitterness. Taste is straight up hoppy. Lots of underlying tropical citrus sweetness, a touch of mango, and a kiss of orange. Finishes quite bitter, a lingering piney resin coating your mouth for about a minute after consumption. Medium body, a little slick, with lively carbonation. Pretty tasty. I like that this does not have a lot of residual sweetness, but the C-hop rating is off the scales. Glad I took a bottle home from Cleveland.