kseecs16 (1157) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a soapy off-white head. Sweet citrusy orange aroma with a dank wet hop character. Full bitter flavor with floral and grassy notes.
vyvvy (3222) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wasn’t sure which IPA this was I’m drinking, but the bottle I have matches this one, so I guess it goes here. Pours amber orange with a nice soapy off-white head. The aroma is pretty glorious with lots of hop character that includes funky Simcoe green onion and tropical traits along with some citrus, grapefruit, pine and fruitiness. There is also a solid caramel backing. Medium body that’s fairly smooth with some semi-sharp carbonation coming out at the end. The flavor starts much less funked that the aroma, but still quite hoppy. It is a smooth hoppiness that has a nice balance with the malt. The flavor starts off with a distinct piny & dry grapefuite traits up front and the subdued funkiness and spicy hoppiness there as well. It has a nice lightly toasty caramel malt in there that provide great balance. This seems bigger than an IPA, but smaller than an IIPA ~ it’s in just the right place. Great beer.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes. I believe this bottle was from Masterski. Thanks, Alex.
Pours a light copper color with a single-finger white head that dissolves a bit quickly. Nose brings forward some strong line and citrus. A bit of pale malt backing, but not much. The hops are more subtle in the flavor with a pretty good backing bitterness for a nice dry feel. Drinkability is nice. A nice refreshing IPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
efdejesus (88) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured into a tulip. Pours a cloudy amber gold with little head. Huge citrus hop aromas. Lot of hops dominate the taste. Not as much malt to balance as much as I’d like. Body medium to heavy. Overall a good IPA.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a lighter copper and a bit more clear than their other DIPAs. Aroma is citrus cascade, lemon, orange peel, light mineral, leafy slight catty, mango hops over a light cara and crackery malt base- light sweetness. Flavor is mango, sharp citrus, flat orange soda, slight sweetness, orange lemon and grass with a less than clean bitter finish- seemed just a bit lackluster compared to the others.
emacgee (3432) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown yellow orange with one finger of offwhite head. From the nose I would say this was either older or got some light/heat. Oxidized and a tad vegetal, bready with some herbal hops. Flavor is similar with an astringent bitterness. Porquoi?
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green waxed bottle bought in 2010. Cloudy amber with a medium off-white head and ring lacing. Aroma of citrus, woodsy hops and deep malt. Also some floral and herbal hops, spice and hot dogs. Taste is very resinous with floral and citrusy hops and a fair amount of sweeter malt to keep things in check. Moderate bitter finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden red with large white head. citrus and herbal hops to the nose. firm bitterness before the above mentioned hop characters that come through in glowing fragments of taste before some low crystal malt and a nice dry finish. a very nice version, cross between a dry west coast and a maltier east coast version
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @Jimmack Invitational Thanks jtclockwork–pours an off whit head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is floral/pine, some light/medium malt. Taste is floral/pine/herbal hops with some bite, some light/medium malt.
believeinsteve (4) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A friend brought me this bottle back from his most recent trip to Chicago. When it was bottled, I dont know, but it was opened 10/13, about two months after I got it. Kept refrigerated and away from any kind of light since.
Also I clicked the category for the dark green wax, because thats what i have, but the picture shows red, so i dont know for sure if its the right one, let me know if its not.
aroma: very slight cereal, light caramel, wonderful hop bouquet, not as citrusy as I thought it would be, very nice damp pine forest smells, mixed with some overripe stone fruit. Very minor solventy sweet smell. Similar to hot alcohol esters but not quite. I think it blends well with the aroma
appearance: bright light copper color, thin white head
taste: delicious. great blend of hops, hitting me a slightly sweet aftertaste. This is a dry beer, and the sweetness, doesnt come off as malty but slightly tropical. Not much rough bitterness, but pure hop flavor.
palate: great on the palate. dry, somewhat puckering. seems like light to medium carbonation enhanced by hop bitterness. The hop flavor lingers, but not in an imposing way.
Overall: f-ing awesome. Im a west coast ipa fan, and this has that hopping, but still with a backbone to keep you in the seat. Would get it many more times if i could