wedgie9 (2544) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 5/8/13 from a wax dipped and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours clear golden with an average white head that leaves average lace. The nose is more caramel malt than anything with some resin hops underlying. The flavor is the same, with the malts really dominating and some decent hops bitterness on the back of the palate. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long malty and bitter hops finish.
Jackmsd (3) - Benicia, California, USA - JAN 26, 2016 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
it might of made it a higher score by getting the green plastic wax look a pain to open and took so long trying to open it shook it up and it looked like a old faithful
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
billed as their double IPA - definitely hoppier and more vibrant than the standard one. Fruity and slightly sweet. More bitter on the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops, light cracker malt and apple esters. Flavor is moderate citrus and pine hops and bitterness, light cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. (Lee’s Liquor) Las Vegas, NV.
Thanks to the "the Flavor Bomb" inside the bottle or to the time spent in the shelf opening the bottle caused a explosion... out of the bomber I was able to get a bit less than a pint of beer... Orange colour with a huge ugly rocky off-white head. Unfresh hops, mild bitterness and some bland maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is very strong bitterness and hops... but unfortunately super unfresh. Strong maltiness there too.
tcon25 (376) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at home split, dark amber pour, pine and hop aroma, bitter hop taste. This beer is interesting because in the bottle is a infuser with hops for bottle conditioning.
andrewje41 (2030) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz waxed bottle poured. Thanks Tcon for sharing. Pours a reddish gold with a thin oily head. Love the floating flavor pack inside. Different. Big hoppy aroma. Bitter hop, and juicy malt flavor. A little piney. A little sweet as well with some caramel malt flavor. Overall decent, not great. Glad to finally grab an Arizona beer. Look forward to try more from these guys. Not bad.
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, slight pine, touch of cardboard, hints of spice, slight grainy, husky notes in there, a bit of caramel. Taste was a mix of sweet caramel, toffee, slight orange into a bit of pine, slight husk, finishing overly bitter.
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Spruce, flowers, resin, fresh basil, and lemongrass. Clear light amber with a thin white creamy head, but very little effervescence, so little retention. Taste is nutty, with spruce, pine resin, abd loads of bitterness.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at NIIPAC IIPA CHALLENGE @Gene McCarthy’s, Buffalo, NY. OK IIPA, rather lacking in the required oomph of a great IIPA. some citrus, caramel malts in the backbone. ok
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Interesting idea to leave a "flavor packet" in the bottle. In the end this is a pretty good AIPA. It’s got an unusually creamy mouthfeel, lightly grassy character. Easy to drink. (#5911, 1/2/2014)