GMCC2181 (1480) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at SL.. Poured aggresive in to a snifter... awesome nose of bitter hops that I could smell two feet away.. Dark orange in color, big rocky head that stuck around. Taste is just a big old hop bomb... fruity and PINEY....149 IBUs? pretty close to that! Bitter upfront followed by a sweet malt body, than the bitter after taste just lingers in the mouth. Medium body, little on the creamy side. Alcohol well hidden and suprisingly easy to drink. Overall: Hoppy=Happy! Good shite! Thanks matt for the recccomandation!
oRos (834) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from total wine sac. Wow this beer is bitter. Leaves your tounge tingly. Color is amber with a tan head. I cant pick up much aroma. Awsome beer.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber with a "hell yes!" at the time of purchase. I race back to the hotel and twitch while waiting for the family to settle down so I can get this party started. Finally. Iím not waiting any more. Bomber comes out, lets off a hiss as the cap comes off and we are off! Pours a clear gold with a pretty large fizzy head. Aromas are aggressive and try to take out my son as he walks past. Resin and pine with grapefruit and a little nail polish remover or paint thinner or something very abrasive. Iím not scared though. At least thatís what I tell myself. First sip reveals about what you would expect. Lots of malty sweetness up front (mostly honey and biscuit) that almost immediately yields to a blast of resin and all the stuff I pulled out of the aromas. No real difference between nose and palate on this one... But Iím gonna finish this with anothe "Hell yes!"
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, made sure it was fresh, right from liquor store the day they got it into my glass. Dark reddish orange pour with big fluffy slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of HUGE hops, grapefruit and lemon, orange juices all squeezed in there, nice pine and floral notes as well, some slight biscuit, but really it is dominated by hops. Taste is big dripping grapefruit juice, some slight orange but mainly grapefruit, some slight hints of pine going into a biscuity middle that goes away quickly, finishing with some piney bitterness. Excellent, and well made.
rougeau13 (1769) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear and copper, with a nice off-white head. Aroma full of grapefruit and other citrus, pine, herb, and caramel malt. Taste is pleasantly bitter, but not strongly so despite the IBU, and mildly sweet. Body is medium and finish is a little bitter. Very nice.
douglas88 (5152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from San Diego. This was the first bottle that leaked on a plane (in my stowed bag), very odd. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A rich fruity hops nose with some caramel. The flavor is massive hops, bitter, grapefruit, huge lemon zest, about as hoppy as any beer Iíve had, bitterness throughout but not extremely bitter. Very good.
greenhorn1 (732) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Oggiís in Mission Vision. This beer is excellent! This is a true west coast ipa. Big hop nose and finish. Citrus bomb. I didnít realize abv until I looked it up. I can drink this all day long.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fuck yeah this is the shit right here. Big resinous huge hoppy nose. Citrus, pine, dank, grapefruit. Fuck yeah. Malt bill is lightly sweet with just a hint of caramel. Pours golden orange, great clarity, almost oily looking head from the resins. Nice. Flavor is big and hoppy. Lots of citrus, dank, and pine. Light pale malt sweetness, hints of caramel. Big citrus bite in the back end. Hugely resinous, nice biterness. Flavors linger on the lips and tongue forever. Drinks insanely well for 9.5% FUck yeah this is how I like it. I will be buying mroe. Boom!
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good one. Pours a clear, copper color with about a quarter inch of thick, foamy head. Strong hop aroma. Flavor is quite biting--thereís a definite tang of hop bitterness (resin?) thatís quite apparent in the forefront. Complex combination of citrus and hop flavors that finishes quite bitter (almost too much so). Worth checking out for the hop fiend.
carboloader (639) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer Sugarland. Pours clear reddish amber with tall light tan head. Aroma is all hops and fruit. Oily mouthfeel. Pine resin, melon, citrus, some caramel sweetness, huge bitter lasting hop finish. Wow! Definitely a sipper, this one. Alcohol is well-hidden but warming all the way down. A great big hop bomb.