riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had to rerate to add this, "first rating motherfuckers, what do you know about that bitches? Bam!" Nose of spicy hops, lightly peppery, soft floral notes, a little citrus, dry biscuity malts, a some caramel. Pours amber, nice creamy bubbly head, great lace, a little hazy. Flavors spicy hops up front, caramel malts in the middle, light citrus notes (orange, grapefruit) a hint of iced tea, light residual sugar notes, floral earthy notes in the finish. Lingering spicy hop presence on the palate. Not very resiny or dry, but well put together, not flawed and pretty solid for the most part.
robforbes (1883) - 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 (7607) - 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 (119) - 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.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, 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 (208) - California, 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 (1948) - 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 (3339) - 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 isnít sharp; itís 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, itís in a round and fuzzy way. If that makes sense.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of citrified barley wine. Med+ body. Flavor is quite citric over some sturdy caramel backbone. The malt fights to come forth, but loses. On balance itís dry and bitter. Even seems a bit peppery. Itís got lots of everything, but it doesnít really stand out from the pack. But itís right in the running. Good drink.
CampesinoTino (612) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Dark rusted orange and amber colored in appearance with thick off-white head. The aroma is a pungent blend of sweet citrus and caramel with a bit of cannabis around the edges. The flavor starts heavy on the tangerine and pine followed by a good dose of alcohol, malt and herbal hops characteristics. The body is definitely on the sticky and syrupy side with mild creaminess and medium carbonation. The finish is aggressively bitter and boozy with more citrus at the end. Not a bad DIPA but the alcohol and hops bitterness are overwhelming at times.
Zeswaft (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mediocre at best. Every aspect of this is underwhelming especially for a double ipa. Mildly citrusy, not too bitter, alcohol is masked, not malty. Balanced mediocrity.