vtafro (2455) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour with light tan head. Orange, citrus, and fresh pine aroma. Citrus, pine, and grassy flavors have a light malt counterpart hiding the alcohol.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to James and Susan for sharing this. It pours deep clear gold with white head. The aroma has big bold hop notes such as spicy hops, malt sweetened citrus hops and some malt sweetness in the background. Smells great. The taste is pleasingly similar to the nose with big yummy sweet citrus hop flavor, spicy hops and slick malt sweetness. It gets modestly bitter with hops toward the finish. Awesome tasting hoppy brew.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is citrus/pine, some light malt. Taste is citrus-lemon zest/pine, some light malt-caramel. Dry finish. Good effervescence.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piured from the bomber into my Sam Adams glass, this had a clear bronze body with a single-fingered head and some slippery lace. The aroma was citrusy with tangerines, pink grapefruit, and lemon zest covering a grainy sweetness with a touch of earthiness. The medium bodied ale had a surge of malty sweetness followed by the citrusy hops and a sturdy bitterness that wasnít quite as big as Iíd expected. Finshing fairly dry with a decent enough biitterness (am I getting jaded?), this was a tasty, repeatable brew.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of white, creamy/frothy hybrid head. Average retention and a moderate amount of lacing.
4.0 S: Piney and citrusy hops. Tropical fruits including orange, mango, pineapple, and papaya. Malts are slightly bready with a fairly strong neutral maltiness underneath. Clean overall.
4.0 T: Hops flavor is like the nose. Lots of tropical fruit - mango, pineapple, papaya, and orange - with light pine and grapefruit. Surprisingly low bitterness. Moderate neutral maltiness, fairly bready, and maybe a bit of biscuit in there as well.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish this was a bit creamier though. Smooth.
4.0 D: Good beer, but itís in a weird state between a dry, hop-bursted west coast DIPA and an east coast malt fest. Surprisingly bready for a non-bottle conditioned brew, but clean.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-23-2011 04:23:58
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is in my estimation the best IPA available on the east coast. Pours murky amber with a white head. Leafy green hop aromas. Flavors of cirtus, hops and a sweet malty backbone. Very balanced. Coats the palate with hops. Absolutely awesome!
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Pours a translucent orange with a fair white head and smells of cat piss, orange blossom, and a bit of pine. This IIPA is fantastic. Very citrusy (grapefruit and lemon) with a bit of pine in the background. It isnít heavy in the least. Thereís a very refreshing quality to it that makes it a great summer option. I love this beer. Itís a true gem and far superior to many other IIPAs that have a higher price point. Iíd like to drink it next to Pliney and some of my other IIPA favorites, because I suspect it would match up nicely.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUN 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a standard double ipa: big and hoppy. pours hazy yellow and topped with a fluffy white head, this brew has grapefruit aroma and fruity flavor.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2011 Bomber thanks to Dak. About 3 months old, March 2011 bottling. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a large white head and some lacing. A sweet citrus and orange peel nose. The flavor is reminiscent of some of George Brettís bats, huge pine resin; sweet candied oranges, resin, bitterness, pine, massive fruit, some pears and more oranges. Super drinkable and has that addictive sweet hop profile that the top IIPAs have. Honestly, I could drink a few pints of this and get smashed. Had a second bottle, bottled on 3/14/11 drank in mid-June. Huge oranges and massive flavor. Awesome.
arondee (528) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a crystal clear, I mean super duper clear orange yellow color with a nice white head. This has to be the clearest IPA Iíve ever seen, a full 5 points on appearance. Aromas are delicious citrus and floral hops. The taste is a very well balanced hoppyness leaning more toward the hoppy side than the malty side. Very impressive beer from Firestone walker.