marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours pitch black with a modest tan head and an aromatic cocktail of toast, citrus, pine and treacle. Now this is a deliciously well-crafted brew. The dark roasted malt blends nicely with the lighter malts and the superb hopping, resulting in a flavor that transitions smoothly from sweet to dry to bitter. Well done!
doublebock (489) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with feint white head. Strong aroma of sweet piney hops. Easy drinking palate as the beer goes down like a porter with mellow toasted chocolate malt flavors . A fresh hoppy bite at the end with some cola in the finish.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 Bomber at The Fishery Restaurant in San Diego.....how ironic. Never heard of this brewery before but they nailed this one. Great beer....maybe I’m biased because I’m a huge CDA fan.....oh sorry ratebeer.com, I mean Black IPA....lame.
Bendrixian (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well laced and almost jet black colour. Huge hoppy aroma, roast, some corn mash/ketchup chip note and grapefruit. BIg fruity aroma are met almost perfectly by alcohol and roast. very rich, complex and super tasty!
Ibrew2or3 (6438) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours into a big fat squat Sierra Nevada tulip with a clear deep dark amber body that supports ruby red and infra red hues while holding up a tight yet loose looking mocha colored head of foam and then dissipating into a ring and an island of bubbles. The aroma offers up chocolate mixed with a light degree of pine hops and then sliding into a faint dark roasted coffee bean note. A few more pulls and the chocolate reveals a more earthy side to it initially and then heading into dark chocolate toward the end of the draw. As it warms I start to pick up muddled blunted earthy citrus hops. The taste begins with notes of chocolate, some pine hops, some mild citrus and bits of dark roasted coffee. Toward midway pine hop flavor bumps up a bit as dark roasted malts nudge their way forward. I get a dash of dank earthy hops into the finish just as the dark roasted to nearly burnt malts create a little bit bigger footprint. The hops could be a bit bigger but I’m likin’ this.
BrewDad (4597) - Olympia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bomber- Fish Tale Brewery - Olympia, WA
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Tons of hops from the opening of the bottle. Huge dark malt and hops flavors. This was big Double IPA/malt madness. Awesome dark roast flavors big hops flavor and finish this was a great beer.
mnurda (1077) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample from Garrison Ale House. Delicious chocolate smell. Brown black in appearance. Little carbonation. Nice hop finish. Great chocolate taste
jjgmd (1189) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark black pour with a nice tight java head. Nose is malty with caramel and hops. Taste is malty with chocolate notes , with beautifully balanced hops. Finish is bitter sweet, great Black IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10
pintbypint (2355) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Very dark brown pour, small tan head which leaves almost no lacing. Nice hoppy nose, pine, citrus, chocolcate malts. Flavour is of chcoolate malts up front, spicy grapefruity and piney hop flavours. Nice long, lingering bitterness with a grapefruit aftertaste and some slight roasty notes. Medium body, gentle carbonation, general good mouthfeel, enjoyable.
douglas88 (5469) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a totally black color with a medium cream colored head. A sweet fresh hop aroma initially, lots of pine, then a bit of cocoa and toasted malts. A very well done flavor; bitterness, oranges, roast, chocolates, balanced. Very darn good.