Derek881 (1040) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - 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.
Hennessyjk (28) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a citrus aroma. Dense gold color. The malts are apparent after an initial bitterness. Finishes smooth. The big alcohol content is apparent throughout.
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boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cloudy orange ..nose is ginger...spice..musty goodness..in a,good way....good stuff
Blinebuddy (24) - Golden, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Acquired a bomber at mile high wine & spirits in Lakewood , CO.
Poured into a goblet glass . First impression is the smell- this beer smells like a hoppy pack of juicy fruit!!!! Beautiful golden yellow hue that is really intriguing . First sips remind me of a west coast styled double IPA that is very one dimensional . It has very nice balance between grapefruit & pine but not much else. Good for a Pliny lover in need of a good IIPA but no substitute .
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber and on tap. Great Double India Pale Ale. A smooth, well balanced big brew. Lots of grapefruit and pine smoothed out with the sweet caramel. Long bitter finish with a touch of alcohol burn. Tasty.
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a clear orange-old. Caramel and a touch of biscuit with moderate pine bitterness. Honestly, a bit one-dimensional. I was expecting a lot more. Solid but pretty forgettable.
kdm1984 (783) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a big head that recedes quickly to about half a finger length. Smells mostly piney with a good bit of citrus as well. Thick texture upon the mouth, piney hops strike first, then a hit of sweetness, and finally a fine malt aftertaste blending with the hops, along with a little bit of an alcohol burn (it *is* 9.5% ABV, after all), but not over-the-top burn at all. Definitely as full of flavor as I remember it being the first time I had it about two months ago.
Steve_0 (3266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Poured a golden orange with a bright white head. Big grapefruit, tangerine, and citrus aroma. Taste starts out sweet, very smooth in the middle, big grapefruit, and a moderately bitter finish. Very well balanced, but still very hoppy. Another glass please.
TheGB (541) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of hop resin, grass and floral. Taste matches the aroma nicely with a cleansing palate and good bitterness, pretty smooth for how bitter it is, some sweetness balances it out.