bytemesis (3830) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The smell is the best part of this double IPA, citrusy and piney notes dominate. The beer pours with minimal head and has a nice, somewhat light appearance. The taste is certainly reminiscent of the aroma, but the alcohol notes are strong for me; not hidden well at all. Strong hop bitterness throughout the taste. For me this is a good, but not great, beer.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber with a cream head. Nose is tropical fruits, sticky, fresh, grapefruit, and lightly bitter. Super smooth on the palate, sticky hops, bitter, grapefruits, and light citrus.
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paleish orange pour with mild head,some lacing
Good hop aroma fruity,sweet bready,pastry malt,tangerine,some floral,somewhat musty fresh fruit on the tropical side papaya/coconut etc..
Taste is hoppy with dry malt not quite toasty but a bit dry, sharp citrus hop sting on the tip of the toungepretty huge tangering taste and a rhindy orange/grapefruit type bittering some menthol/herbal-maybe the alcohol behind it.Id be curious how this ages.
Strongly hop flavored/bittered with big tangerine taste upfront citrus some floral and in bittering with grapefruit or orange rind with sweet malt lurking in thebackground-overall.Id rather try the regular ipa-this is a double im not real huge on.I just wouldnt run out and get another bomber too soon.
pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a great beer. Has a sweet taste, followed by the hoppy bitterness. Love this stuff. Bought a growler of this a week ago, highly recommend it.
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Cattlemen’s, Dixon, CA. Pours a bright orange with a compact white head,
Big aromas of fresh fruit-grapefruit, tangerine, floral and herbal. Taste of grapefruit and other fruityness, Nice dry bitter lasting finish. Good balance of sweet and medium bitter.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber. Pours a clear rich golden color with a small white head and tons of clinging and lacing. Piney resin-y hops, peach, biscuit , and soap on the nose. Taste had a little too much soapiness for me to fully enjoy, which is too bad because I thought the pine/peach contrast was unique. The mouthfeel is nice on this one, sweet, good carbonation, smooth citrus/resin finish.
emanders13 (7) - PUERTO RICO - APR 14, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this one.
Super piney aroma to me. Good sour orange aftertaste.
Really like this one, just sad my glass is almost empty and the next one will be bought next time I visit the US.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Love the aroma. Copper color tan head. Wow. Nice iipa. Nice lacing. Glad I tried this beer. Very enjoyable. Want more
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Derek881 (1026) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this quality beer poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass. The beer had a rich aroma of citrus, spices, pine, and a bit of clove and some grassy notes. It was a clear, light amber-gold color with a big foamy white head that had good retention and a lot of cling and lacing. Its taste had a good bitter graininess, with a presence of alcohol, and a touch of sour citrus flavor; it was not sweet. The beer had a thick mouthfeel and was very fizzy with good carbonation. It was a very dry beer, strong, and best for sipping.
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Bottle on date 1/5/12 (95 days ago)
Aroma: oranges, peaches, bubblegum, lemon, lime, hint of grapefruit
Appearance: Very clear pout and 1 finger frothy off-white head that faded slowly.
Taste: medium sweet, mild sour, medium bitter
Palate: medium body, thin texture, slick. lively carbonation. mildy bitter, sweet, and slighy sour finish. Very light and crisp. Refreshing.
Overall: I like this. More aroma and flavor than Union Jack. Less bitter as well. Surprised at the 9.5%, would guess closer to 7.5 to 8%. This beer is very well balanced without being too sweet nor too bitter. Will pick this up again and try to get a fresher bottle.