onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids. clear dark gold with a foamy white head. Nice aroma of bready toffee with lemon zest and tangy grapefruit hops. Delicious hoppy flavor of grapefruit, citrus zest, and a touch of herbalness combine into a staunch bitterness. It’s only balanced by a fair bit of biscuity bready toffee tone, but oddly it ends kinda on a soapy tone...though I’m pretty sure that’s just the hop combo. It’s a really fine and complex hoppiness, it just ends up being too bitter and not balanced enough.
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Portland - Release #29 - 8.9% ABV - OK the hops are out front, granted, but the alcohol is even further out front, which steals taste from the hops. Somewhat "gamey" aftertaste. Good, but not great.
LilBeerDoctor (3414) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, release #29. Pours a rather cloudy dirty orange with white head and plenty of sediment from the bottle, although the beer is not that old (3 months). Aroma of aged caramel malt and tropical fruits. Flavor is fruity up front with a sharp hop bitterness and finally sweetness (malty) in the finish. Perhaps less hoppy than when initially released, but you still get lots of the floral and fruity hops. Nice IPA!
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured a copper color with a fair amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cloudy, pumpkin orange,lots of floaties.soft, off-white head that persists. grapefruit, peaches, resin dry hopping, pine on the nose. honey sweetness, citrus, bread malts, lots of soap bitterness on the finish. tongue puckers on this one. a little unbalanced and enjoyed a previous batch more so maybe batches to differ.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, Release #28) Pours a dirty golden orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of herbs, grass, grapefruit, and orange. Flavor of grass, herbs, pine, bread, orange, and caramel with a bitter finish.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled pours cloudy amber orange with a large offwhite head. Aromas of spruce and floral hops. Flavors are similar with caramel. Lasting crisp hoppiness on the tongue. Decent ipa well balanced.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Hazy Orange pour. Minimal head. A very nice hoppy, floral, bitter aroma with a bit of malt. Very nice flavor, with caramel malt, citrus and floral hops. Hop forward but reasonably balanced with malt. Fullish body and a dry finish.
bookman10 (622) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good IPA. Pours a nice golden, copper yellow with good-sized head. Strong piney hop aroma. Flavor is hops and citrus and pine. Fairly bitter finish. Pretty strong alcohol content--this one sneaks up on you a bit. Not bad at all.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: September 14, 2011
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: opaque orange, fine off white head, solid lace
Aroma: fruity orange citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, fruity orange, touch of pine, bitter orange rind, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4