bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy butterscotch with a large off-white head that slowly dissipates with very nice lacing. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, light caramel. Flavor is about the same with a very light sweetness and a light to medium bitter hops presence with a bitter finish. Not a bad beer at all.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy straw with no head. Grapefruit aroma and flavor, pine and malt. Not bad but it’s put together a bit sloppy.
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours light gold with a frothy near white head. Aromas of citrus and resin. Med body. Flavor is citrus/resin with a phenolic touch. There’s a mild caramel backbone. This is a strongly flavored beer!
jgb9348 (4810) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, slightly hazy amber and copper coloured body with a nice, two centimetre tall just off-white head. Aroma of fresh grassy and citrus hops with a bit of pineapple, resin and a hint of alcohol noticeable as well. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive grassy and herbal hops with a very potent and nice malt backbone, a lot of resin and a dry, almost oaky flavour. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, tons of malt, some herbal and dry notes and a lot of hops - very bitter, but very nice. Overall, this is a very nice IPA and definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, California on 05-August-2012 for US$5.77 sampled at home in Washington on 04-November-2012.
nimbleprop (5084) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours a clear orange with some spitty, white head. Nose of garlic scapes, lime, pine, earthy, grapefruit, soap. Sweeter flavor, honey, lime, scallion, orange, grapefruit. Full bodied, zesty finish. Very nice.
jJay (20) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught in a plastic cup @ CicLAvia in chintown beer garden. good hoppy aroma and taste
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is mellow - grassy hops with some citrus, kind of a light-struck characteristic going on despite the brown bottle, low-profile malt notes and slightly bready. Pours a very clear light golden color, white head with average retention, good lacing. Flavor - fairly bitter, fruity hops, a touch of resin, light cereal grains. Light-medium body, medium carbonation. Not my favorite of Eagle Rock’s brews, but decent.
J_man (725) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong dank, grassy, skunky hop aroma rises off a slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a thin white head. The hop aroma follows to the taste with a spicy, bitter bite and a light smokiness that grips the tongue and doesn’t let go. This evolves into more of a grapefruit bitterness as it moves over the tongue. There’s a decent toast/biscuit malt background with just enough sweetness to keep the hops from getting ridiculous, but just barely. Finishes with earthy, spicy bitterness and a lasting smokiness. This IPA is actually a bit better when cold (I usually like them a bit more cellar temp). This is definitely a West Coast IPA which could benefit from a bit more malt backbone, but is still a great example of the style and mighty tasty.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from BevMo (Mission Valley, SD) - Pours a hazy golden color with a one and a quarter finger thick off white head. Aroma is big pine, citrus, and resin hops. Light tiny spotted lacing. Flavor is floral and citrus hops with a lightly sweetened toasted malt background. Finish is fairly smooth and not too bitter. A nice IPA
Peacehammer (622) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright orange pour with about a finger of foamy white head. Citrus nose with slight hints of grapefruit. Medium light body, much more malty than I would think, with some tropical fruit hop notes on the finish. Good starter IPA for non hop fans