MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is near perfect. I shared a bottle of this with my buddy Beerbaron617 the other day and I was THOROUGHLY impressed. We watched a little video from the Dogfish Head website and it warned that this was much hoppier than their typical brews - which made me sort of nervous, but upon drinking, man oh man! This beer is the business! Itís got the aroma of piney hops and big grapefruit citrus! The taste follows through with a silky smooth mouthfeel. I just love this.
wlajwl (5773) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is spices, pine and complex malts. The flavor is citrus, earthy, spices, malts and a bitter/slightly dry finish. Like a very high alcohol American Pale Ale, the bottle conditioning made this very smooth.
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer and Smoke, Brooklyn bottle: pours deep copper with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and a hefty bit of hops. Taste is lightly sweet. Not too bitter. Not my favorite.
GIJOE (1082) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ever so slightly hazy copper color with a pillowy, white head that stays forever. Generous lacing. Nose is hay and grass with citrus notes and a hint of biscuit. Taste is bitter upfront, but the malt comes through in the mid-palate nicely. Slightly oily mouthfeel, boozy warmth, long hop finish. Excellent brew.
ajnepple (5061) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear orange appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine, floral notes and resinous hops. Similar flavor, hop-forward, pretty standard, straight up DIPA here.
bookman10 (948) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, amber-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is very grassy, with some citrus and herbal elements as well. Flavor is rather sharp. Lots of hop bite, some citrus, some spruce, a touch of nuttiness, some breadiness. Alcohol content is well hidden--you can tell itís there, but not really taste it. The booziness present in so many of these hop bombs isnít a factor. Pretty good, all in all.
CObiased (317) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - pours a clear brilliant golden orange with a thick, fluffy off white head. The aroma reminds me more of an English IPA with hops and malt coming thru. Nice fruity hop flavor blends well with the light caramel and fruity malts. A little boozy. Not bad, different
hman43 (1156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours gold with an off white head. This is a bit hazy overall. There are aromas of pine, floral, pineapple, and some bread. There is an initial sweet flavor with citrus, floral, pineapple, pine, and bread. It is moderately bitter, with a moderate body and some alcohol warming. Overall for the ABV it is a fairly easy drinking hop driven IPA.
Ernest (7319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of black tea, graham cracker, scorched honey, lemon zest. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty good flavor balance and mouthfeel for the style, but the aroma is meek and somewhat odd (but thankfully not the usual raw/green hop bomb that most in this style are). Ok but not terribly enjoyable.
Leafs93 (2109) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus - grapefruit, floral, biscuit and pine. Taste is bitters with some tartness. Smooth with a quick dry finish. Overall a very enjoyable IPA
TEJA (2420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the 2016 release. Nice light beige head. Light opaque golden color. Good hop aroma. Medium hoppy taste and a big malty caramell taste. Balanced bitterness.