wedgie9 (1737) - 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.
BMMillsy (1097) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in trade from ibrew2or3. This had been hanging out in my fridge for a criminally long amount of time. Bomber dated July 2013, poured Januaray 2014. Pours a beautifully clear golden orange with a one finger fluffy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and heavy caramel and bready malts (as expected given the age). This seems like it would have been really nice fresh so bonus points for still smelling rather appetizing. Flavor is a combination of stale hops and surprisingly light malt backbone given the aroma. Sweet bready malts dominate this with just a hint of grapefruit on the tongue. Resinous and medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad, should have had it fresh and will have to try again.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up in Phoenix. Again, knock it off with the wax on capped bottles. Aroma is a mashup of scents: lager yeast, skunky hops, sweet malt, caramel and some citrus pith; not a typical IPA nose. Flavor actually keeps the sweet malt up front with a strong bitterness backbone that lingers for a bit. Nice.
marcus (5886) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours clear light copper with a modest off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
snoworsummer (1491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Mom purchased at the brewery. Pours hazy copper with a thin white head and some lacing. Tastes creamy, hoppy, nutty, like pine, musk, and some sweetness. Light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells nutty, musky, and hoppy.
sonnycheeba (2955) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by snoworsummer. Pours mostly clear amber with frothy white head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, biscuit and cereal malts, light toast, orange peel, and faint toffee. Flavor is dry malt base with fresh hop bitterness, grapefruit esters, and faint caramel sweetness; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation.
JHeath99 (421) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma of hops and grasses. Taste of bitterness with a bit of citrus.
Rocketman2013 (102) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750 millimeter bottle into a double wall glass. How do you get the hop thingy out of the bottle?
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brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Dave. Thanks. Orange pour with a white head. Aromas of orange, pine, herbs, and grass. A fairly floral hop character, too. The flavor is a bit sweet and bready. Some citrus, floral hops, and pine. Very heavy bitterness, a touch of grass, and herbs.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Bottle. Thanks to womencantsail. What the hell sort of plastic is in the bottle? Pours with a clear gold with a small white head. Aromas are of medium malt, caramel, marmalade, grassy resin. Really sweet. Flavors are of citrus and pine. Very bitter, medium malt. Odd balance. Floral, pine, caramel. Medium carbonation. Off-dry.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent IPA nothing crazy bottle thanks to GT2 and fri ends, hazy caramel hops and yum!