hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Josh for brining and sharing this one! Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, resiny, pine and floral. Tastes for citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Nice and hoppy with some alcohol in the finish.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hi-Times. Pours clear orange with white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit citrus, sweet caramel malts, and fair amount of hops. Flavors of sweet malts, some citrus, orange, and ton of sweet malts. Finishes with large amount of bitter hops and a bit of booze. Mouthfeel is a syrupy, but carbonation is good. Perfect lacing. Well crafted DIPA, but leans heavily to the sweet malt style of DIPA. Pretty good stuff overall.
neepsntatties (1698) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to try a bottle of this thanks to, "hannont". Colour... apricot-orange with no head. Nose... citrusy and sweet. Palate... sweet, frothy, grapefruit skin and pith, quince, pear sirop and a sweet-dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear rich orange with light bubbles. Nose of tropical fruits, papaya, mango, brown sugar. Taste of alcohol, mango, papaya. A bit syrupy but really pretty nice. Hot linger but also some pineapple here which is nice. Good DIPA.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Favorite thing by far is how when you pour this brew it has the big time orange glow of a well made double IPA when it is going in and swirles up. Awesome! Knew it would be good and it was . Big time hopping on this one. Malts are the usual but really drinks well. Great brew.
drfabulous (6178) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce thanks to jhenry04. Grapefruit and pine hit you in the nose and taste buds. Orange caramel color. Alcohol is present. Tasty with that intense, sweetish DIPA flavor/taste.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark orange-red color with a medium sized off-white head. Heavy candied citrus and light piney and floral hop characters in the aroma. Heavy vegetal and medicinal pine hop flavors dominate, some sweet and ruddy malt underneath. Harsh residual hop elements in the finish, medium-heavy and drying.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from a recent trade... Pours a reddish caramel brown with a light off-white head... Aroma of biscuity caramel malt and a softer west coast hop profile. Not so fresh aroma overall but still hoppy to a lesser degree... Sweeter malty with a moderate degree of hops and a more than adequate bittering in the finish. Decent body and carbonation. Pretty balanced but not so freshly hopped to be ideal.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear, deeply golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly. The bouquet is of toffee and musky, funky hops. Full-bodied and velvety with kicked back carbonation. The huge caramel and toffee backbone is scarcely able to bear the huge, earthy onslaught of lupulin . Definitely leans onto the bitter side of balance. Lengthy, almost violently bitter finish. Reminiscent of Dreadnaught, but not quite as enjoyable.
mar (5180) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59 maybe? poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is bitter piney hops, citrus, and more bitterness. nice palate, flavor is syrupy, bitter, piney, and delicious.