mcberko (9169) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
32 oz. growler, sent from Elliesbrown (thanks a lot, Zack!), pours a fairly clear orange with a small beige head. Nose is full of tropical fruits (pineapple, peach and mango, in particular), loads of citrus and resinous hops, and a big malt backbone. Flavour is robustly tropical fruit-heavy and citrus and resinous hops heavy, loads of grapefruit, and with a big, but not overdone, malt backbone. The hops pack a punch, but a beautiful one, without any astringency whatsoever. Full bodied and robust. Beautiful IIPA.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very citrusy melon and orange aromas. Tropical fruit flavors. Overall a very good double IPA. A very special thanks to Tim W. for sharing. It was fantastic!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Holland for this IP trade. Bomber served in a Founders snifter. Bottled 8-25-2011.
A: Pours a chilled hazy amber with a fluffy and soapy looking white head. Bubbly in nature and leaves some nice sticky lace on the way down.
S: Smell fruity, floral, sweet, has a little malt character and finishes with a slight bitterness.
T: More pin and caramel malt flavors come out than in the nose. There is still a subtle sweetness and fruitiness though. Finish is slightly bitter.
M: Medium bodied, creamy, nicely carbonated with a high drinkability.
O: It had a high drinkability and some nice flavors going on, but it didn’t live up to the hype I had placed in my own head.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-30-2011
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Growlers, Hilton Head. Pours coppery-orange with thin off-white head. Aroma is sharply hoppy with essence of grapefruit, mango, and hints of resin, along with a fairly prominent toasty malt presence. Taste is wonderful and along the same lines as the aroma, perhaps with even more maltiness to support the significant hops. This is a keeper!
SSSteve (3927) - - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at The Griffon in charleston. cool place with $ all over the walls. probably the best place to get craft beer on top in this town. muddy gold pour with a small, stable creamy head. tropical aroma. medium-full bodied with apple notes and pineapple flavors.
Steasy66 (1085) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into pint glass, thanks to Notacommunist for sharing this.
A- Color of orange marmalade, thin head
S- Somewhat muted, a bit boozy, a bit of citrus
T- Sweet, taste of C hops, some sort of weird spice, onion or garlic or something.
M- Somewhat thick, a bit undercarbed
O- Decent overall, doesn’t really stand up to the wide array of great DIPAs available.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2012 04:04:00
jtclockwork (10616) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours apricot with white head. Nose/taste of tropical fruits, grapefruit, freshly cut grass, pineapple, caramel malt, citrus, pine and resin. Finishes dank and resin pine. Bitter. Medium body.
TheEpeeist (3519) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Misty brown with a spongy white head. Nose is lemon, orange, musk and toffee. Juicy medium body, resiny with a tingle showing some heat. Taste is catty lemon peel, juniper berries, pastry dough and grapefruit peel. Sticky finish with honey.
NachlamSie (2937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottled on April 12, 2012. thanks to Amber. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is solidly hoppy with lots of citrus and mango. Plenty of citrus in the flavor too. It doesn’t explode on the palate like some of the best west coast examples but there is plenty of hoppy goodness to go around. Pineapple, mango, pine. Malts are right in line. Pretty fatastic and refreshing to a certain degree.
carolinakev (6) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler from COAST brewery. Poured nice orange hazy hue with about a 2 fingers head. Sweet malty aroma with pineapple, mango and pine hints. Taste is very citrusy and follows scent; pineapple grapefruit and more piney taste. Small hint of alcohol present. Mouthfeel with medium body and moderate carbonation with nice lingering bitterness. Overall my favorite, I would love to do a side by side taste test of maharaja, Hopslam and boyking. For now, this is my favorite DIPA.
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