DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber all to myself! Pours a deep orange color with about half a finger of off white head. There are some serious floaters in this beer that sit suspended in the beer. The aroma is very fruity with notes of citrus. On first taste there is a lack of astringent hop presence that I crave in IIPA’s but it finishes with a nice citrus and floral hop bitterness. This is a solid IIPA that wears its 9.5% well.
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy honey-orange color with a large off-white bubbly head. Huge aroma, Bitter grapefruit citrus up front, some nice mango notes, a little floral, slightly boozy and a nice warm malt note in the back. Lots of bitterness on the taste, somewhat piney, lots of citrus and grapefruit, caramel, bready malt, and a fantastic floral character. Booze is hidden well in the taste, fruity and floral hop profiles meld great and the malt balances it all out fantastically.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very decent drinking DIPA, fruity, grapefruit runds and citra. Palate erasing.Cloudy grapefruit coloured body with a big foamy head.
Thanks Doug for bringing back.
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant head and lace, solid retention too. Tons of malt; definitely of the East Coast style. Mild pine, mostly earthy and juicy hops. Tasty.
umich03jm (1580) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring, leaves some nice webbing. Aromas are citrus fruit, caramel, sugary fruit juice, tea, flowers and grapefruit. Taste is pretty sweet with only a moderate bitterness. Has a pretty nice complexity but the flavors don’t seem to mix well. Tastes buttery with lots of sugary citrus juice, caramel and flowers. Medium body and a great oily and buttery mouthfeel. Overall, a bit odd but decent. Lots to like but some flaws too.
jbruner (1994) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to rbrazell! Pours a hazy copper from the bottle with thin lacy off-white head that leaves light spotting. Aroma of caramel malt, booze, and sweet citrus. Taste follows, a bit more balanced. Pretty decent, but nothing exciting.
stevencon (401) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from rbrazel! Sun burst orange. Sweet citrus candy aroma. Mouth feel is really sweet and sticky. To cloyingly sweet. I don’t like the super sweet ipas.
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBX. Clear bet pour with a bubbly white head. Sweet caramel malt and toast in the nose with citrus and pine. Sweet, resiny flavor with toast and caramel malts leading to a bitter end. Meh, a little too sweet.
Derek881 (946) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed a glass of this beer at the brewpub in Winston-Salem, NC. The beer had a hazy deep orange-amber color with a small white head that had modest retention, and lighter cling and lacing. It featured a strong citrus and spice aroma with a touch of pine and a slight earthyness. The beer was a sour and bitter mix with a strong citrus hop character along with some lighter notes of pine and straw. It had a very dry body and a quite filling mouthfeel, with low carbonation and a thick character.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Dark amber with white head
Aroma: citrus, booze
Taste: Starts a bit sweet, but quickly turns very bitter
Palate: Medium body, fairly dry.
Overall: Bitterness is intense and lasts a lot longer than I prefer.