jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Thanks Kevin! Pours unclear dark golden with a large white head. Great citrusy hop aroma with a hint of caramel sweetness. Flavor of citrus and pine hops with a light caramel/toffee like backbone. Nice long-lasting bitter hop finish. Great beer.
Bogus88 (161) - POLAND - JUN 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka 0,65 l.
Aromat sosnowy, żywiczny, w tle nuty karmelowe i cytrusowe.
Barwa złoto-pomarańczowa, lekko zamglona. Piana obfita, biała, dość drobna. Szybko redukuje się do kożuszka, lekko zdobi szkło.
Smak lekko słodki i umiarkowanie gorzki.
Karmel, przyprawy, cytrusy, w tle owoce tropikalne. Goryczka żywiczno-grejprutowa, finisz wytrawny.
tia (1618) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Savory Grain. Nice looking with big head and lacing. Smells nice & grapefruity and dank with a faint sweet peach. Nice and robust and bitter. Slightyly astringent.
jflopsu (1084) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear gold with white head. A great aroma of pine, citrus, hop, and other fruity notes. A citrus hop taste with a balanced caramel, pine, fruit, and malt taste. A balanced aftertaste of bitter hops with some caramel malts.
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes
Aroma: pine, caramel, citrus
Appearance: clear golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter,
beeratarian (206) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Havenít had this one in years. 6 pack bottles from rozis for 15.99. Pour is medium Golden with thin white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, resin and toasted bread. Flavor has some malt up front with a very piney resinous hop punch. The malt is definitely there for the style but the bitter hops and pine are big. Has the original California ipa flavor and a very long bitter finish. Reminds me of moylans double ipa, which we canít get in cle anymore!
edwardbass (774) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think mine might not be super fresh, or my palate is skewed from earlier dinner or who knows what. Aroma is very citrusy. Flavor is largely caramel malt and some citrus with quite a good deal of bitterness which isnít quite dry nor juicy. ABV is too apparent for my tastes, with an ABV burn happening. Itís obviously a great DIPA, I think this bottle just isnít a prime example of it.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber->tulip. Orange-gold with big frothy offwhite head. A: juicy citrus hops with some floral notes. T: zesty citrus and floral hops, pine. Biting. Excellent, very clean and refreshing.
mambossa (262) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 What a treat this is.
Solid gold pour, gleaming like the Olympic medal it so richly deserves.
Nose explodes with tons of floral perfume and pine resin. After a swirl, defined pineapple, mango, red apple, tea, lemon curd, young stonefruit. Nothing too ripe about this one except some juicy peachy/apple notes.
The sip starts of coniferous and sweetly floral, easing down to under-ripe tropical fruit, beautifully austere bitterness, a paper-thin coating of delicate caramel malt. A nearly bone-dry finish, with the exception of pine resin, green banana peel, and white flower lingering along the tongue.
I enjoyed this before two great (and familiar) brews (3 Floyds Gumballhead and Space Station), and this brew was a renewal to my palate. "Juicy" is no adjective applicable to this beer; it is resinous, perfume-blasted, youthfully tropical, and BITTER.
This is a hopheads fantasy. If you want a ripe, sweet tropical blend, donít even bother. This oneís a pure west-coast tongue gripper.
growler6 (117) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangerine, pineapple, black tea and pine aromas are well balanced and compliment the caramel sweetness. Not too bitter with a nice touch of subtle spice, it makes this a little different. Not a palate smasher but not for the timid either. Excellent but a bit overpriced.
kevd193213 (966) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Deep orange yellow pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of mangoes, citrus, pine, vanilla and cereal. Thick mouthfeel with a snappy finish.