douglas88 (5788) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from the State Store. Pours a very nice dark orange color with a large white head. The aroma is caramel, some citrus and spices. The flavor is not very good, it has lots of bitterness but not a lot of hop flavors, not fruity, lots of caramel malts, something akin to dirtiness, earthy. Some of the traditional IIPA is in there but not enough and what is there isn’t pleasant. Still, it is drinkable. Reminds me of amber ale with some dirty bitterness in it.
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Orange, mango, grapefruit, pale malt aromas. Medium bodied with avg co2. Tropical fruit flavors with a decent pale, caramel malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--not bad
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Textbook visuals for an IIPA -- deep, brooding orange-reddish-brown, with an active appeal and a frothy, bubbly head. The aroma is simply kick-butt ... thick like lacquer with rich, oily hops. Drinking this is akin to chewing on a sappy fir branch ... sticky, earthen, dirty, and rife with flavor. Roll out some cheese, light the fire, and enjoy. (#4533, 3/23/2012)
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and citrus hops on the nose , Full Sail house yeast that is extremely distinguishable in my opinion, biscuit, and hints of caramel. Pours golden with light chill haze and a thin head. The flavor is biscuity with light caramel and a good blast of citrus and floral hops. Moderate bitterness, light lingering resins. Drinkability is high for an IIPA.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is toffee, grass and grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit and orange with some pine, bread and toffee. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
PorterPounder (5341) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a snow-white fluffy head. Hoppy, sprucey aroma with a piney twist. Flavor was initially bland but brightens up as it warms. Decent bittersweet citrus notes, some biscuit like maltiness, a touch of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick enough, decent amount of spritz to keep it interesting.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 7/9/2011. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrusy, herbal and tropical. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity, tropical. Lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are piney, citrusy and herbal. Nice carbonation. Hoppy without being an over the top hop bomb, (remember what those were?) mostly balanced leaning slightly to the hops. Crisp and clean. Lots of hop flavors at the finish, and they linger way past the aftertaste. Think hop burps. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, but with a whole lot of dryness. Aftertaste is bitter.
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rusty amber with a moderate, fizzy white head. Aroma is hoppy but not the hop bomb I was expecting. Tropical fruit, mango, peach, caramel, light grapefruit and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is big tropical fruit, soft pine, grapefruit juice, peach, sweet malt, soft caramel and melon. Body is medium with soft carbonation and a slight syrupyness to it. Finishes with more tropical fruit, floral hops, pine, grapefruit, melon, caramel, herbal hops and sweet malt.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Earth, malt, light pine, slight resin, and citrus.
Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, very dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Earth, citrus, light pine, slight resin, and some wood. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, malt, citrus, slight resin finish is lightly dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not always a fan of the hoppy beers Full Sail produces, but they did a fair job here - hazy orange pour - soapy lace - malt in the aroma is equal parts sweet and biscuit - the citra hops really pop in the nose, adding a bunch of fresh citrus character - bracingly bitter up front, with the cascade really coming through - sweet crystal malts comes from behind that, but doesn’t hang around to long - dries out pretty well, becoming very Biscuity, which works well with the second punch of hops on the tail end - a lot of citrus and peppery character in the finish - pretty good, especially for the price.