SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Baron’s. Oh my... This is everything an IPA should be. Bitter. Dry. Bitter. And Dry. 90 IBUs.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a murky orange amber with foamy off-white head. Oranges are dominant on the nose with pineapple, caramel malt, and subtle spice. Nice sweetness to compliment the barrage of hops. Thick and sticky; delicious lingering bitterness. This 9.75% beer feels like at least that.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Sour Village / CCB Tasting on 05/20/2011. The beer pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Rings of lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, malt and fruit. Medium body with flavors of hops, bready malt and sweet fruit. The finish is hoppy up front with a sweet caramel aftertaste. Above average overall.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque amber-mahogany. Nice balance of malt for a huge dose of hops. Extremely bitter with a thick malt backbone that draws out some subtle fruit and spicy notes. This is a big beer for sure, but also artfully done.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear copper pour with a medium orange/off-white head. Rich grainy and caramel malt nose with grassy hops. Rich caramel malt flavor with grainy malt and a grassy hop finish.
MadIndian (2558) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Do these guys make a bad beer? Nice amber pour with thin tan head.
Nice peach / grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt taste accompanied by orange peel, caramel and pine. Full body with a sharp hoppy dry finish.
I love it!
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a dense off-white head and some sticky lacing.
S: Fairly sweet with a definite caramel and toffee aroma to it. Certainly on the sweet side, but there is some nice hoppiness to it. Strong citrus and pine hops with a little bit of tropical fruit in there as well.
T: Despite what is a fairly heavy sweetness, for an IPA at least, there is a really solid hop flavor. Pineapple, grapefruit, and pine are the big players and they give the beer a nice balance and a decent bitterness.
M: Fairly full in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Perhaps not my favorite DIPA, but for one that’s on the sweeter side, this is pretty good stuff.
thebeertourist (5029) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 38 Degrees, Alhambra, Los Angeles. Dark amber, nice head. Grapefruity hops all the way. One-dimensional, but good.
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapefruit peel and tangerine nose, with mustard accents. Dingy orange-brown, medium yellow head, what can best be described as floodwater or sewage treatment overflow. Milkshake-like glass coating. Full bodied and somewhat viscous. Whole orange and mango. More of a grapefruit peel type finish. Sweet and prominent malt presence does a lot to damper the resinousness of the hops. This beer is big. Big hops, big malt. Decent complexity, good balance, attitude. NIce job!
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber red and clear. Nice pillowy off white head with great retention and lace. Nose is fruity, grassy hops. Also heavy with dankness resinous hops, pines, and almost some hint of garlic, chinook hops. Also notes of caramel in the nose. Taste is piney, resin, and tropical fruit hops and balanced out nicely with caramel malts. Sweet and heavily bitter in the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. It’s one of the heavier, darker, west coast IIPAs.