RateBeer
overall
98
91
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 658   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with 8 different hops and dry hopped with whole cone Cascades. Its more powerful than our Islander IPA and even the most intelligent have become "idiot" after a few pints of this super hopped up beer!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bomber. Day two of my apparent need to overdose on DIPAs. Pour is aromatic, with a dense honey-caramel body, and lots of lively bubbles contributing to a thin, but lasting head. The nose is long on pine, malt, and just a touch of allspice. Taste is solidly pine at the start, followed by a malt crescendo, finished out by a return to pine needles and bitter earth. Solid flavor, well-balanced. Even, consistent palate. A touch too sweet at the finish, as the caramel kicks in and takes over, which is my biggest beef with the style as opposed to a good IPA. Just let it be the bitter hopfest that it is... donít sweeten it at the end in such a syrupy fashion... oh well. Still a very good effort from a brewery that doesnít often impress me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Bottle. Amber brown pour with some light tan head. Sweet pine, grassy herbal and grapefruit aroma. Flavor is likewise with a bit of malt background, ends a bit warm and perhaps a bit light on the carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2010
Draught @ 1702, Tempe, AZ: Pale amber yellow pour with a foamy white head. Strong floral hoppy aroma. Taste is quite bitter and spicy, but bright and easy to drink. Noticeable lack of discernible single hop flavours, I see now itís due to the fact they use so many. Itís an interesting IPA for sure.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Draft at CAH. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head and some sediment. Nose is huge piney fruity hops, with tangerine, malt, and peppery notes. Tastes rich, gigantic in IBUs, with heavy resiny hoppy notes, black peppery, and tangerine/honeydew, and pineapple. This one is delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2163) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
shared bomber on 6/6/10. deep orange yeast sediment pour with a 1 finger white head. citrus hop nose with some sweet notes. medium body with more citrus - very smooth. some caramel sweetness. lingering bitter finish with deep hops on the front. overall a very nice balanced IIPA - very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD trip, Coronado Brewing: Nice hazy amber pour with thin head. Strong hop nose and even stronger flavor; canít place the hops variety with varied citrus, floral and piney notes but itís a bit of a kick in the teeth. Flavor lingers just a little too long. DIPA for sure!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Sampled at SAVOR 2010. Pours a clear, orange amber with a little white head. HUGE nose, musty hops, grapefruit, sweet, lemon rind. Flavor is sweet, bitter, caramel, lemon rind, grapefruit. Finish is full bodied, sweet and lightly bitter. I really enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
bomber. Hazy straw ale with lots of sediment (just donít like this in my IPAs). Mildly sweet and def. assertive (bitter&booze), thou softened by yeast. A dry hopped treat. $7.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 On tap at fat heads in pittsburgh. Citrus and floral hop aroma. Crisp caramel malt and orange rind. Comes off as a two hearted clone minus the smooth finish. Good stuff. 7-28-12: We get this in Tally now. Bomber - kind of a harsh Ruination type taste but better balance. 8.5% is boozy but manageable. Very good - bumped my rating up a bit.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 On tap at the Mad Mex in Robinson. Idiot IPA S6L2F1T3O4: Sweet flowery hoppy aroma, almost like smelling a flower. Looks like a darker pale lager. First taste - ooo my! Big triple IPA blast and nastiness trolling across the tongue. Yucky kucky. Chewing on green graoefruit rinds mixed with pine tar and dishsoap. On top of that is this quite sweet syrupy feeling. Terribly on style and way over the top in personality. If there is any CO2 in there, I cannot detect it, just oily mouth coating palate. Just too much for this lager lover. Ruined my taste buds and I canít even taste my wings. Cloyingly sweet and bitter lingering finish just does not go away.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 45 46 47  48  49 50 51 » 66


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50