bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from bittermestupid. Thanks Greg! Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aromas of citrus and somewhat roasted malt. Med+ body. Flavor is light pitted fruit, citrus and a background roast caramel. This is living up to 80 IBUs. Finishes with a dry, hop burn. A very good IPA.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 22oz bottle. Pours mper with a slight white head that fades to light lacing. Citrusy hops aroma that’s not overpowering. A little bit of sugary sweetness comes through on the nose. Taste is bubblegum and oranges, a really interesting mix that work. Very dry mouthfeel that leaves me feeling like I’ve been drinking a light champagne.
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apricot colored pour, white head. Nice lacing. Sweet malts up front followed by grassy, citrus hops. Flavor is very malty sweet and hoppy, some light unripe stone fruit, caramel. Nice, easy drinker.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from jmikolich, thanks! Pours clear amber with a soapy white head that settles to a soapy film with spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet malty caramel and earthy floral hops with a touch of cookie dough. Taste is bitter grapefruit like hops with a nice caramel hops. Palate is medium and sticky with a chalky dry finish. Good IPA that has solid flavor and is easy drinking!
Sammer (1081) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and pine tastes, with a nice maltiness to it. Everything you would want in a nice, smooth drinking IPA.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 7/30/2010. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Hippie IPA pours a hazy deep amber color with a copper tint. A bubbly off-white head keeps nicely and some spidery sticky lace clings to the glass.
A semi-strong alcohol aroma permeates the smell, which is mostly composed of citrus and earthy hops, softly sweet caramel malt.
The flavor starts off a bit dry with a caramel sweetness. Some rye seems to contribute to the graininess. Some generally spicy notes, earthy notes, and some citrus rind.
The mouthfeel is a bit rough and grainy feel. Medium carbonation and a thicker than average body. Gritty.
This is an interesting IPA, but a bit rough around the edges for my taste.
BVery (7891) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Engine. Clear golden pour with a soapy white head. Mild citrus and bread on the nose. Medium palate. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, and some earthiness. Good stuff.
UDBeernut (2152) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a: amber/copper color, 1/2" head with decent retrtion. Carbonation
t: pine followed by grapfruit and other citrus flavors, good malty base, slight toast
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Vintage Estates brought back by ck1, thanks bro! Pours golden orange - very clear - with some below surface bubbles and an off-white head. Aroma brings fresh citrus fruits, pine, resin and a nice grassiness. Taste has sweet fruit, bittersweet citrus, some caramel malt. Finishes with some length and some sweetness, then very bitter at the end. Nice, solid hoppy ipa.
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ home.
[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, flowers, dark citrus, some fruity ? maybe light apricot. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dry dry. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.