DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours slightly hazy copper with light tan head. The aroma is full of yummy spicy hops rimmed by little bits of grapefruit and then a touch of cherry hard candy. The taste is yummy spicy hops running head long into a mild level of cherry hard candy like esteriness as well as notes of slivers of malt sweetened floral like hops. I wonder if this has been on the shelf for a bit longer than expected. ISO the freshest sample possible to see if it differs from what Iím drinking now. Iím a sucker for a good spicy hopped brew and this one is really good but isnít blowing me way like many others have. I find the sort of sweet hard cherry candy note distracting.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty amber color with a lasting thick off-white foam on top. Floral and citrus aroma with toffee, biscuits, and caramel keeping up. Balanced IPA. Sweet soft caramel and toffee malt flavor with crisp bitter resinous and citrus hops. Dry finish. A little toasted nutty note mixes in. Unfortunately, when it comes to west coast IPAs, which is a category full of stand outs, this one might be east to forget. But no doubt, itís a damn good beer.
greenhorn1 (801) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange, big head that dissipates quickly leaving some great lacing. Aroma and flavor is a citrus bomb balanced nicely with malt. Very active carbonation which brings out the hops. Somewhat dry on the palate, very easy to drink. I havenít seen this in 12oz bottles, but when it does this will become a standard in the frig this summer.
HoochieMama1 (32) - - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smooth earthy orange malt and orange peel aroma. Hazy amber color with moderate head. Sweet smooth orange malt and mild orange peel hops flavor. Excellent - really like this hop type.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in line at DLD 2012. Funky fruity orange, floral hops aroma. Hazy Amber with a moderate head. Malty orange flavor with a floral hops finish. Light to medium body. Very nice malt / hop balance.
OldGrowth (2592) - North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Tonyís Darts.Away.good aroma, sweet. Tad hazed brownish orange. Good head and lace bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Good. Flavor best part..
daleharshman (882) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($5.99). Pours a red-tinged sunset color with two fingers of eggshell-hued head and lots of floaties. Aroma is on the weaker side but has notes of earthy-herby hops and citrus and tropical fruit. The initial flavor is hoppy with notes of spicy hops, bitter grapefruit juice, and bitter herbs but is soon followed by a malt presence of honey and caramel as well as some alcohol. Nicely balanced flavor profile. Quite a dry finish with some lingering bitterness. Somewhat prickly carbonation. Decent IPA. (81, 369)
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber from Saarlander for the RB Hockey Fantasy League). Pours a hazy copper color with a nice two finger off-white head that leaves sticky lacing. Aroma has some great tropical and citrus notes. Taste is malt sweet with some pleasant bitterness. Medium bodied and lots of citrusy bitterness in the finish. Not over the top, but pretty steady.