ADfan (647) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer has an orangish color with a nice head. Aroma of lemons and pine with some mild sweetness. Taste has a nice bitter taste up front with grapefruit, fruit zest and hops which provide a good balance. Nice finish, good beer.
rick_91709 (204) - USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear, reddish-copper with a foamy, off-white head. Citrusy aroma. Fruity taste with a lot of bitterness. Maybe some grapefruit in the taste. Improves as it warms a little.
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tastybeer (1813) - Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy GT2, thanks! Amber/red pour. Big yellow head/good lace. Nose is citrus hop, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is moderately bitter, sweet, pine, resin, butterscotch, pine. Palate is average carbonation, sticky, sweet finish.
GT2 (8928) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL from La Bodega, just arrived in the store. I wonder if it was handled well in transit? Clear amber red pour with good yellow foam. Good lacing. Nose is sweet tea, butterscotch, toffee. Taste is stickier, more dessert like with big toffee and butterscotch. Rich, malty, pretty sweet but not cloying. Not too abrasive. In a way it hits more like a barleywine than DIPA.
Ontape (422) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Bomber. Solid DIPA. LA is stepping it up in the beer game and this Angeleno is pleased. Pours a rich, clear amber with a nice beige head. Smell gives you the promised passion fruit, a bit skunky in the dank sense -- not the green bottle blues. Taste is what you’d expect from a solid DIPA, a bit sweet but not cloying. Carbonation visible but not as present in the mouth. It’d be tough to drink two straight but try me.
Ratman197 (10436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, orange zest, tropical fruit, peach and pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, tangerine,light tropical fruit and a hint of pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared at Delirium Brussels.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, fruity, citrus, caramel, grapefruit, nice!
TASTE: fruity, quite bitter, darker malts, sweet, leathery.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours a clean looking amber-brown-orange. Minimal head. Aromas are sweet pale malt and something lemony. A little bit of dank bittering hop presence comes through as well. Taste is clean and good. Lots of citrus and passion fruit, good balance. Solid brew. Nothing spectacular or all that unique, but an excellent DIPA, with none of the usual problems of the style (too much malt, overcompensated hops, etc.).
skmikeg (1075) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange-amber with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pine resin, citrus (a lot of grapefruit) tropical fruit (a lot of passion fruit) sweet malts, and caramel. Taste is similar the aroma but has even more sweet malts, caramel, and maybe a little toffee. Has a medium body with a creamy, slimy mouthfeel, and a slight dry, moderately bitter,medium long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty well balaced DIPA that has a soild malt backbone to back up its hoppyness.
GoForShlomo (47) - - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hoppy aroma; amber appearance with a white head; strong hoppy taste; light fizz on the palate with a strong bitter finish; overall a solid though not spectacular DIPA