ccex (1177) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber brom batch #22, 10.2% ABV, poured into pint glass. Hazy orange color with persistent two-finger head and good lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and pine. Tastes bitter at first and in the finish, with a big sweet middle full of honey, floral hops, and caramel. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, and alcohol is well hidden. A very solid and complex IIPA from a brewer I’ll be sure to revisit.
stchloe (931) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very solid IIPA, dry sweet malt body caramel like, well balanced hop profile with enough citrus and grapefruit and pine hops to make a certain sweetness.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tangerine citrus and floral hop aroma, with light caramel malt. Fruity, floral, peppery hop flavor--with just enough sweet, bready malt to balance. Nice tangerine/apricot finish. Substantial bitterness. Little bit of an oily mouthfeel (in a good way). Warming--but no alcohol flavor. (Release #31)
drjay44 (3272) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 651 ml. bottle. Release #29, 9.3% ABV. Pours a medium well retained, ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a hazy particle laden, dark amber (SRM 14) body....nose is pine resin, grapefruit, cereal malt, with toffee/caramel tones....taste is light perfume, floral, slightly soapy, pine, grapefruit, toffee/caramel, licorice, finishing with a lingering hop bitterness......mouth feel heavy of medium, sticky, slightly astringent, mild alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds creaminess, with a crisp acid finish. This is a technically flawless, nicely balanced, pleasantly complex, thoroughly drinkable I/DIPA. BJCP 9/1/15/5/8
Now at Release #37. 9.8% ABV. Den# 1610. General descriptors are the same. The major differences are a clean body, the obvious high alcohol content, which is a tiny bit too high and a loss of some of the more subtle aromas and flavors as a result. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
bigtaster (892) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber in a pint glass, large off-white head slightly hazy with a few bits of debris, golden yellow color with light brown also. Very fresh hop aroma, there is lots of the pine and tropical fruit mixed with kush. Extremely smooth beer, tiny little carbonation bubbles, immediate and lingering bitterness matched by a slight sweetness. Really pretty light beer for this high of alcohol. This one is a palate killer, with a hop bill and schedule to envy for many breweries. The one glaring complaint is unbalanced nature of this beer, which seems to be more pronounced in the tops IIPA’s.
Steve_0 (3742) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lucky Pie Lodo. Pour is hazy orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Big caramel, goopy, vanilla cake, grassy, doughy, somewhat floral, orange peel, and bready aroma. Taste is huge bitter hops upfront - grassy, grapefruity, earthy, and spicy - with a big malt backbone - caramelly bready, and doughy - ending with a harsh bitterness. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Not bad, but pretty unbalanced.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy gold. Aroma of earth, resinous hops, citrus, caramel, raisin. Taste is a touch yeasty, blasting citrus zest, fruity and caramel malt. Dry finish. Cereal coating on the tongue.
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Lightly hazy, golden amber with a 2-finger off-white head and that leaves rings of excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, citrus (especially orange) and other hops.
Taste of grapefruit, orange, cream soda, bread, caramel and more bitter hops.
Medium body and medium carbonization.
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dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours amber with a white head. Some hop aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, fruity. This is very drinkable. Awesome DIPA.
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RaucusBacchus (63) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: wonderful, floral aroma. Excessive head tops a lightly hazed, wild honey orange beer. The flavor is harshly bitter and the alcohol is warm with a bite. I could smell this all day long but a big bottle is a lot to swallow. ~m