glennmastrange (2650) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate hope notes of pine and orange, light soap for the yeast, with toffee, date and alcohol in the background. Head is creamy with larger bubbles, white, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Flavor is lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily and has lively carbonation. A little backwards in the ratio of malt to hops in the nose, but a well crafted DIPA regardless.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Amber to copper body topped with a small, coppery head with good retention and leaves plentiful lace. Aroma of honey, flowers, hop oil, pine. Medium body with thin carbonation, slightly sticky, wet finish. Honeyed malts, hop flowers, hop oil, pungent, hop flavors of pine, sap, citrus. Well-malted, but the oil gives a harsh hop profile that lacks complexity. Seriously lacks depth and personality.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear dark amber pour. Thin light tan head. Lots of hops on the nose: piny and citrusy. Hints of Belgian yeast with banana and spice. Very bitter flavor. Fruity with lots of cereal malt flavor. Yesty with nots of banana. Lots of bitter hops on the finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an average translucent amber with a slightly lively body. Aroma is pine sap, pine sap, and a bit of pine sap. Flavor is a mouthpuckering blend of grapefruit, pine, orange, and a touch of sour mango. Nice, full mouthfeel that allows the flavors to settle softly on the tongue. Great IPA.
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Bottle shared with Zinister. Thanks!
Pours an average amber, but the slackerness ends there. A wonderful aroma of strawberry grapefruit biscuits greet the nose and don’t let go. This aroma provides a nice segueway to the flavors of malty grapefruit and a sweetened tea finish. Nice mouthfeel; flavors are spread nicely. Pretty good brew.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden brown with good foam, must be a fresh bottle, nice sticky sweet pine aroma, flavor is well balanced citrus, pineapples, pine needles, finish is very even handed and not overly bitter or metallic
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2008 Total Score: 3.8
bottle, very nice bready grapefruit nose, flavor is mostly grapefruit and oranges, very good body with a slightly too bitter finish
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with thick white head, creamy that stays around for a while. Aroma of floral hops, slight citrus, malt, and grass. Flavor is similar, with the addition of dried fruit. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, which I prefer in DIPAs compared to the slick to oily feel. Bomber goes down easy, but gets a little spicy towards the end.
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Najas Place. Pours clear amber with a small, white head, diminishing with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, bread), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (dough) with notes of oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average bodied, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 2/23/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of peach and grapefruit. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a dry-bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a batch #3 bottle.
Appearance - This one pours a dark copper-y orangish red color. Abolsutely beautiful looking with an off-white creamy head about 2 and a half fingers large. The lacing down the glass is generous but not overdone.
Smell - Smells like a really fruity tricerihops. Has a very grassy quality to it, this is heaven to me in a DIPA.
Taste - Damn, this is delicious. Nice hop kick, lots of mango and grapefruit. This is a very fruity DIPA and I love it.
Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is great. Perfect lightness to it that compliments a hot humid day like today. Love the creaminess this beer has to offer.
Drinkability - I couild drink this endlessly for months without growing tired of its beautiful taste. If only this was a year round affair, I woule be in heaven 24/7.
kyzr (1362) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with nice off-white head. Nice hoppy, citrus, nose. Flavor is fresh grassy hops with hit of grapefruit, yet not over the top. Good presents of malt that help balance it out very well. Nice texture that finishes off with a good bit of hops.
Earlier Rating: 5/17/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Copper pour with thick frothy head. Hoppy floral nose with hints of the alcohol. Flavor is big and hoppy up front with the warmth of alcohol hinting next. This leads you into a medium body sweet malt. Finish is warm and hoppy.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Pours a creystal clear copper color with a nice tan head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy with lots of fresh fruit like oranges and pears, along with a strong malt presence but not too much caramel. Flavor is slightly more bitter than expected and again fruity like the aroma. The malt backbone is perfect with great toasty characteristics. Palate is smooth and creamy and carbonation is nice.