UncleKorm (1220) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear golden hue w/ white diminishing head. Strong aromas of hop, pine and citrus. Taste of grapefruit, honey, and floral notes. Initial flavor of sweet with a bitter finish. Warm, creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation.
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Pours clear golden color with big, disappearing head. Aroma is very intense hop; citrus and piney. Flavor is very intense with a malt and hop balance. Pushing it on bitterness. Finishes moderately bitter.
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance was clear orangish caramel honey gold with diminishing off white creamy tiny 1 finger head, spotty head. Aromas are sweet caramel, crystal, 2-row malts, hops of citrus fruits, herbal and spicey with estery soft yeasts. Taste are hops of grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, resin, herbs and spice, alcohol hidden well. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim-full body, the long amazing balanced smooth finish. Excellance in a bottle...
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft- pours clear wildflower honey w/ small white head that recedes to a ring of lace Aroma is perfumey: floral hops, peach, detectable alcohol. Taste is similar. Very good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium/ full & finish is sweet, bitter, & lingering.
coolfunnj (358) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice citrus hop aroma with a hint of candylike maltiness..clear orange yellow color with thin white head good lacing..tastes of grapefruit,orange and even lemon with malt mostly for full bodied flavor more than balancing..refreshing perfectly carbonated tingly medium bodied with a bit of stickiness..in short a model of the double ipa style
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from notes - snifter pour of light hazed straw with a light white head. Nose was full of juicy grapefruit, citrus and hops with pine and resin. Flavor is similar with pine and resin up front, hops and citrus following. Bitter throughout. Medium body with light lacing. Quite amazin.
Iphonephan (6157) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Almost opaque light amber with a thick frothy head. Citrus hop aroma. Tangerine notes. Sweet round finish.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bear vs. griffin thing! who wins. griffin thing. look at those claws. pours gold, white head. nose of fresh pale malt and hoppy goodiness. mouth: exactly what im seeking, solid clean malt, with fresh green suck in my nose hops. overall, firestone has for me consistently giving fresh tasting brew, yes i live close to the west coast but ive had other cali brews that fail to achieve such a distinction.
Dorkwad (3) - - OCT 13, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Phenomenal beer. Had it at my 40th birthday in Las Vegas!! Recommend it to anyone!!!
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poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours crystal clear deep old gold (clearest IPA/Impy IPA I’ve ever seen, I think. No hint of haze whatsoever); lacework sheets the glass. Aroma is catboxy, grapefruity, hint of coconut (wha??). This is how I like my imperial IPAs to smell like--nice and hoppy, limited malt presence, and most importantly, no vegetation! Taste is bittersweet with a lingering bitter finish; flavor is citrusy backed by honeyed bready malt. Carbonation is soft, body full. Nice one, but it doesn’t top Port Brewing’s Hop 15 as far as recent Imperial IPAs I’ve tried. This is one of those beers where you relish a good belch...nice resinous hoppy flavor comes back up onto the palate...disgusting, I know.