jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Herchick poured into a Schlafly Tulip glass. Thanks Bob! Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a huge amount of off-white head. Aroma of a lot of pine and citrus with just a touch of caramel. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine resin with some citrus on the back end. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, great! I would love to drink this again.
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light copper with a large off white head...aroma is honey malt and pine, citric with a nice grainy backbone...flavour is similar, floral hops that quickly establish their bite, very light caramel, nice pitchy bitterness that counters the malt, finish is dry and grainy...
fiveacestx (919) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - Pours a very cloudy light brown and light head that seems to clear up a lot after a few minutes. Has a nice pine/citrus hop combination. Has a nice dry finish. Good beer.
keepersj12 (3051) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the only bottle of my samples. Pours a dark amber with a small head. The aroma has a nice bit of pepper, pine, citrus with a bit of sweetness lingering. The flavor starts with just a bit of the malt but gives way to a big hop kick.
bhensonb (13744) - 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 (1508) - 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 (10829) - 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 (2273) - 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 (1118) - 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.