Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Red in color. Has a caramel and malty flavor. Bitter but not overly hoppy. Light alchohol taste. Malty aroma.
maxwelldeux (3956) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has a lot of grains for me and only hints at some grassiness. Taste is moderately bitter, but the beer tastes super old. Just not good.
JFParnell (51) - Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Argh! It tastes like somebody threw up in my mouth. This has to be one of the worst IPAs ever. I think I will chew on a sweat sock to get that bitter taste out of my mouth. Gag.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super hops flavor and aroma. Love the beer and the finish is awesome. I like the citrus flavors in this beer.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy amber with a medium size dirty white head, and good lacing.
smell is of grain, citrus, some caramel, and malt.
taste is oily, a citrus punch, grain, malt, hops, and dry leaves. ends creamy and a little bitter.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of grasiness, skunk bud, pine, earthiness, bread and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of skunk bud, earthioness, pine, bread and grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering skunk bud finish.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Btl. Pours copper with a frothy head. Strong citrus and resin aromas dominate as the fissiness settles in. Lively, bitter and sour to the palate, taste is not as strong as inticapated...but good non the less. Finish is great and smooth with a heavy citrus tang.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A: The pour is amber-orange in color with a small white head.
S: All sorts of wrong. Sweet caramel and toffee dominates, but there is booze and harsh pine with a bit of green apple and melon. Sweet bread and caramel with a bit of oxidation.
T: Same story on the flavor. Sweet bread, toffee, and caramel malts with citrus peel and pine. Somewhat bitter with a little bit of grass and some definite booziness.
M: Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Another BAD IPA.
p1meatloaf (229) - Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In Bomber from Eugene, OR and opened in San Digeo into pint glass. Looks like straight up apricot. 1 finger light creamy head. Little hazy look. Smells like grapefruit citrus and orange. Tastes bold and strong with a good malt base. It has a pretty fruity smoothness to it. Not enough hop bitterness that i expect in a double. None the less a delicious beer just not great for the style. Overall 7.5 of 10.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is big and bold and unfortunately to my tongue a bit of a muddle. Hoppy as all get out but none really shine. color and aroma are all mid road to me.
Aubrey (3479) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not overly "hoppy" like many impy IPAs, but solid nonetheless. Has a nice, fruity-caramel nose. Texture is full and a bit chewy, but not necessarily cloying. Earthy, wholesome malts with hints of bread, nuts and wholegrain. Bitterness isn’t sharp; it’s smooth and grassy, and it builds slowly into a round ball on the back of the tongue. Hints of grapefruit rind surface here and there, just as the big alcohol soothes the throat. Very "hopped," but not in a sharp or snappy way; rather, it’s in a round and fuzzy way. If that makes sense.