BK7 (770) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Pine, grapefruit, oranges, tropical fruit and caramel. Well balanced. Sweet and resiny with solid bitterness throughout that gets stronger towards the end. Strong IPA finish with a bit of an alcohol burn. Tasty.
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. 22 oz bomber shared, from the Save Mart in Truckee. Not a ton of flavor. Pine, resinous hops, medium to heavy bitterness and mild sweetness. Medium to full body with a pretty clean finish. Decent.
CacheManyHose (311) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red-copper with thin creamy white head and frothy legs. Smells and tastes of very piney resinous hop, lightly spiced/peppery malt. Palate is bitter, peppery, light to medium. Very good but not original - feel like I've had many other big IPAs in a similar pine/resinous vein.
HKdIPA (366) - HONG KONG - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep amber copper pour with fluffy head. Aroma is big boozy hops - somewhat standard resinous DIPA. Pine resin, lemon, malty biscuit. Taste follows - deeply resinous hops, very bitter. Then some caramel maltiness. Boozy bitter finish with lingering warmth. Solid DIPA but not that original.
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of pine, resin, and tropical fruit. Taste is delicious. Fruity, piney, well-balanced. Bitter aftertaste. Bitterness creeps up more over time. Very good.
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 650 ml from Za Popen’t, Ljubljana. Shared with Marko and Miro. Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Citrus, fruit, pine and hops in aroma and flavor. Caramel malty. Lasting bitter finish.
Bacterial (1880) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with a thick white head. Big hoppy nose, as to be expected. Big malt backbone in the taste with a big hop kick. Bitter finish.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy golden with dense but thin head. Crisp bitter aroma, extremely bitter flavour. Well made but ultimately too much for me.
wekker84 (1750) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy yeast citrus fruits earthy notes and bitter hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits white fruits earthy notes and a floral grassy bitter hoppy aftertasted
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
great beer. Floral and grassy aromas, quite bitter with a very long finish. This one is not about balance.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of spicy hops, candied citrus, caramel malt. The taste is candied citrus, citrus, pine and resin hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.