trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the aroma was a little underwhelming. There is a bit of grassy hops, and some malt, but I really had to put my nose right up to it to get the aroma. The flavor is strong malt and some grassy hop. There is a little bit of citrus as well. I prefer the normal daisy cutter
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to my boi kan. Beautiful aroma of big juicy citrusy tropical fruits. Oranges. Grapefruit. Big fresh juicy passion fruit . Lemon kissed tangerines. Real nice. Great.
superspak (3406) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating but this was released very recently. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge mango, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, honey, grass, light pine, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge hop complexity and a solid malt balance as well. Taste of big orange zest, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, pine, honey, grass, light caramel, and floral hop earthiness. Fair amount of citrus and floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, mango, pineapple, pine, honey, floral, grass, and floral hop earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic hop flavor complexity with a nice malt balance; but still highly showcases the hops; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, lightly slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Double IPA! Great hop flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. An extremely enjoyable offering.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared with friends. Was expecting a little more from this. The aroma had hints of hops and earthy/grassy qualities but it didn’t really jump out of the glass from the get go. Still a good beer but I was just a little let down.
Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle split. Consumed 1-27-13 and reviewed from notes. Bottle is courtesy of exitmusic00. Thanks!
A: Copper with bottom feeding bubbles. Thin, nearly pure white head.
N: Firm scents of citrus. Pineapple, mango, passionfruit. Hints of spruce and earth. Nothing crazy, just all around delicious smelling.
T: Pine and earthy hops are the forefront and they are quite strong. Pineapple and clementine oranges are distanst. Dry biscuit base lacking in malty sweetness. Straw bundles and floral arrangements.
M: Palate scraping, medium-heavy body. Alcohol is well hidden. Excellent representation of the style.
O: Straight up winner. More dry hopping and some citrus flavors blended into the body and this would be near perfect for my palate. As it is, it’s one of the most complete examples of the style I have had and one I will heartily recommend.
crossovert (9205) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge hop aroma, much more bitterness and hoppiness than the original, nice dryness, awesome.
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Binny’s Des Plaines. Pours lightly hazed golden burnt orange with white head that leaves nice lacing. Aromas of peaches, tropical fruit, little bit of sweet malt, and some orange as well. Flavors of bitter hops, sweet malts, tropical fruits, bit of peach, and touch of caramel. Feel that it should taste fresher than it does, but is just a bigger version of regular DC. . Could use some more bitterness to balance out the malt bill. Very solid.
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. January 2013 release. Almost a carbon copy of its little brother, Daisy Cutter, but with more kick. Medium head with great lacing. Nose is resinous pine, guava and geranium-esque (and just an FYI: I don’t know if you’ve ever smelled a daisy, but they smell like shit). Mouth is relatively dry (drank this after a Hopslam), lots of tropical fruit (guava, pineapple and some citrus) and a short finish.... and while I prefer the ’Galactic’ version of this from 2011, I still wish this was available year round. Thanks HABC! Bauk, bauk!
arminjewell (8622) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 16 oz can, thanks a ton Matt! Nice hazy orange pour with glistening slightly off white, pillowy head, laces well. Aroma is very nice, some big juicy grapefruit, orange, pine and grass in there, nice pineapple and mango notes, hints of a nice refreshing lemon peel as well, some slight caramel in the background. Taste is a nice smooth mix of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and lemon, a bit sweeter than it lets on in the aroma, but a nice sweet fruity start leads to some caramel, finishing wish some nice bitter lemon, but does not overwhelm the palate. Very well done.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Hazy amber with a thick, dense off white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, pine, citrus and light caramel. Flavor is strong bitter hops with some light malt for balance and well hidden alcohol. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry mouth feel. Really great beer, lots of fresh tropical fruit aroma with a strong bitterness, goes down really easy.