anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Front Door, Boise ID. Rating #6000. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with citrus hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours amber gold with a foamy beige 3 finger head. Aroma is very floral. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is very mild malt with a lot of floral and a little citrus for hop. Finishes definitely bitter. Bitter lingers. Having said that, it does seem a bit under flavored. Don’t know why. It has a lot of bitter. Maybe I’ve been over doing Impy styles. This is a really good and bitter IPA.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, thanks BigSexy410. Clear amber body topped by small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, catty, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, catty, somewhat astringent. Medium body, light acidity.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle-pours hazy gold with a white head and trailing lace. Aroma is soft herbal/grapefruit, medium malt. Taste is biting bittering hops-some spice.resin, alcohol, 2nd medium malt.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 03, 2010
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: dry hoppy flavor, dry pale malt, lots of floral hops with a touch of earthyness, balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of cracker, orange zest, light earthiness, light tropical fruit and a hint of spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of crackers, orange zest, tropical fruit, light earthiness and a hint of pine with a crisp lingering biter finish.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange pour, white head. Thanks to walter for this one. AKA Dionysus. Tart oranges, citrus peel, resin, honey, syrup. Flavor is bitter and hoppy followed by a nice honey malt and fruity note. Pretty good brew!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with a bit of a tropical note and faint malty notes. The taste is very bitter, resiny and herbal hops with some green apple notes. Medium bodied. Interesting, but not really to my liking.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled at SIB, pours hazy dark orange. Aroma of light hops and caramel malt. Fairly standard, muted hops with a solid malt backbone. Not a great IPA.
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium light burnt orange color, medium to dark tan head. first guess is noble or noble-like hops, which has to be the willamette (earthy, mineralic, dried grass), and along with what seems like a small amount of cara-pils or marris otter it has a somewhat chalky, soil-like dried vegetable smell and flavor (the zues hops I guess add the high acid/low flavor bitterness, which seems a bit transparent - I prefer high acid columbus-like hop character to be combined with more fruit/citrus cascade-like hop character). rough body, the MO of full sail, but a quality of their house character and mashing that doesn’t bug me too much. decent IPA that leans east but isn’t something I’d find myself craving.