DYCSoccer17 (3155) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised I haven’t rated this yet. 22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Co-Op. Piney and light spicy hop aromas with some very sweet candy sugar aromas present, too. Not sure if I like the aroma in this guy. Too sweet. Transparent dark golden body with a nice off-white head that leaves pretty good lacing, Has a piney, herbal, peppery hoppiness to start that’s almost astringent. This has a very nice sweetened malt backbone before it finishes with a lightly dry, bitter, hoppy flavoring. More pine flavors late. This is very well-balanced and pretty tasty stuff.
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - APR 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased in 6-pack bottle in a gas station in the middle of nowhere ,between San Diego and El Centro CA,anyway .Good overall ,not too much aroma, very drinkable,some dull -alcohol-like palate, but very kind flavor, some grassy hops, some honey accents too, with everlasting yeast,very heavy on percent and when youre drinking while eating.This one has a diferent kind of taste malty and sweet at once.GOOD
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 Bomber poured into a tulip. Clear copper-orange in color. Decent sized off-white head that leaves a nice lace. Piney pineapple hops and touch of malt sweetness. Bitter hoppy flavor with toasty, roasty malts. Lengthy bitter, drying finish. Tasty. Tried again with consistent notes.
MatSciGuy (906) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] from Cloudskipper. Thanks Chris! Pours a clear golden honey color with a smallish white head with little lacing. Aroma is a bit of citric and piney hops, a touch of oxidation, and some crackery malt. Flavor is very hop forward, but the malt is definitely there and adds a bit of metallic flavor. Finish is moderately bitter and quite dry.
aaronbr (118) - Palo Alto, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Looks great, tastes better. Can’t find much wrong with this one!
That1Guy (1805) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another big thanks to cloudskipper for this brew. Huge, wonderful hop nose with just about everything you’d want in a IPA. Flavor is pretty sexy, but not quite as good. A very solid IPA.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The smell is caramel, hops, pine, citrus, and pine neddles. The look is clear, good beige head, and a golden in color. The taste is a nice bitterness, caramel, pine, and citrus.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, and spicy hops. Taste is pine and grapefruit. Nice bitterness in the finish.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearly I am the easily suggestible type because I assumed (based on the name I guess) that this was made with British hops. I scribbled down some notes which said "big UK hop aroma, but obviously done in the US style" - whatever that means now that I know it’s made with nearly every classic American hop. Clearly I have no idea what I’m on about. Anyway, the hop aroma was definitely big and resiny regardless of origin. Lovely clean pale malt flavours, with an almost vanilla-like edge, minimal yeast influence and a lovely oily hop flavour throughout with great bitterness, hinting at lavender. A fairly stark reminder of just how far ahead of the game the Yanks are when it comes to good IPAs. These guys are really good - a seriously underrated brewery in my mind.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange under a small white head. hoppy grapefruit, peach, lemon aroma. nice full body. flavor has lots of malts balanced with peachy, piney hops.