jcnielsen (1309) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a reddish color with off-white head. Piney, caramel, earthy, hoppy aromas. Piney, caramel, grainy, hoppy flavors. Pretty good.
EithCubes (4407) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2013 Bomber, enjoy by 011014. Hoppy nose of citrus fruit with light floral and heavier caramel notes. Deep red body rounding into orange with a large, pale beige head. Thin body is dry and bitter, lightly astringent; has both the abrasive sweep and the soapy of floor cleanser. Hops are fresh but muted, caramel not really there, very light/thin body. Digging the small grapefruit pith, wishing there was more pine. Lightly carbonated, somewhat heavy for the thin body, but alcohol presence is low and confined to a bit of gradual warmth. Messy, unfocused idea.
pdx77 (767) - Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Amber color with clingy white head. Aroma is citrus, yeast, and malt. Taste is citrus and pine hops, dark malting, and a touch of spice. Balanced bitterness in the finish.
pdx76 (367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a clear amber with thick foamy head. Nose of hop and grass. Taste is of hops, malt, and pine. Oily mouthfeel. Dry finish.
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stevoj (1329) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber. Dark amber body with small silky head. Immediate aroma of piney hops, some caramel. Taste is mostly hops but not to much, balance is perfect) with some caramel and malt sweetness, and is touch of winter spice (nutmeg?). This is what I love about the holidays!
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is all about balance. Nice floral and citrus hops blended well this caramel malts. Real soild brew
Headbanger (2735) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle ’03 Reserve Old Notes-Pours a cloudy amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malt, citrus, and hops. Taste of the same with a nice blend between all the flavors. This full bodied brew is well balanced and is a nice cold night drink.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a thick creamy off-white head that lasts and has nice lace. Aroma is piney floral hops with a sweet malt background. Taste is rich, creamy and slightly grainy malt with tropical fruit and a citrus, floral and mildly earthy hop finish. Nice lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with a rich creamy mouthfeel and good carbonation.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hay orange-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of pine and orange. The flavor is similar with some bitter pine, light orange, caramel and medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 2012. Sampled at the brewery. This is probably my favorite Full Sail IPA so far. Big on flavors and aromas with pine, caramel, citrus and plenty of hops. Bitter and dry finish, just like it should be.
Strykzone (4195) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. It poured very hazy mid brown and had a nice frothy beige head. A little lacing was left. I smelled citrus and pine hops with caramel and a little spice. Both of those hops were tasted. Grapefruit left a big bitterness. The after taste was long and was grapefruit bitterness. Pine was tasted less so. Caramel was big. This reminds me of a double IPA in that it has big flavors. The ABV is not big enough for a double but the flavor is. A little cinnamon spice is tasted. This is quite a nice IPA with big flavors in a reasonable ABV beer.