fletchfighters (934) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-- Poured an orange amber color. Small bright white head that was at best a half a finger. Mostly film thought. Small carbonation bubbles showing from the bottom of the glass. Decent head retention on swirling and good rings of lacing.
S-- Pungent pine, orange and grapefruit with a good malt backbone smell. Really like the smell.
T-- Orange grapefruit, tangerine and butterscotch. Tasted nearly burnt though. Not a lot of bitterness in the taste.
M-- Orange and grapefruit with a large amount of Carmel. Not a lot of bitterness with this. Quite smooth and creamy. Medium feel and carbonation.
O-- Really liked the nose but the taste and feel were a bit short. A little too much malt for me. I thought closer to a bigger style APA than IPA. Guess that means I have more of a West Coast palate for IPA’s.
fiveacestx (419) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - dense hazy orange with a large head that dissipates to a lumpy foam. Has an earthy hop taste with a dry finish.
csaso (1141) - Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - average size thick head, dark orange color, nice big earthy hop aroma and flavor, good malt balance, dry finish
doubelknv3 (919) - Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, copper with white head; decent lacing. Floral, sweet malt candy, and grapefruit aroma and flavor. Nice balance of sweet malt and bittering malts. Unique aroma and flavor.
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Sammy (7733) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Maproom. Almost no aroma. English style hops, I presume, still a good IBU. Dark golden colour, with a big bubbly head. A fresh draft taste. Very drinkable.
SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. hazy orange/amber with a small, stable, white head. earthy, caramel, bready malt nose with floral and light pine scented hops. a lot of malt in this full bodied ipa. drinks easy with low to moderate carbonation and a modest abv. heavy crystal malt and bready base malts provide a hearty canvas for the earthy piney simcoe, cutting galena and tropical amarillo hops. nice beer!
Thechasm442 (287) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft dozens of times, first time review in a bottle. 22 oz bomber poured into a duvel tulip. 2 inch white head shrinks to cover a orange copper beer with slight haze. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, light pine, and caramel malt. Flavor is pine, bitter citrus, oranges, caramel, and toasted malt. Somewhat light mouthfeel and well hidden abv. This is a local classic that deserves national recognition.
maxwelldeux (2720) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown pour, and not very hoppy for an IPA. Very clean and light and easy to drink. Little aroma.
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Flossmoor Station - brewpub. Clear golden - white head. Clear golden - white head. Nice hoppy, grape fruits, light sweetness, nice bitterness, grassy, light herbal, citrus, forrest. Bitter finish.
b3shine (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks Jeremy). Looks good; just as an IPA should. Smells decent, but a little lacking. Tastes pretty good. Just a little curious as to its freshness. Mouthfeel is good. Overall, a tasty brew - I look forward to trying their big boy lineup the day before DLD.