jgb9348 (4926) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper coloured body with a nice three centimetre tall off-white head and a nice rich bronze glow. Aroma of fresh grassy and resiny hops, a lot of apricots, some sugars and a little bit of malty earthiness. Medium-bodied; Assertive piney and floral hoppiness up front with a good bitter malt earthiness and some light caramel noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good blend of hops and malt, some lighter caramelised sugar flavours and a pleasant fruit flavour to finish off the beer. Overall, a decent beer - not amazing, but wroth trying if you can find it - the balance between the hops and malt were great. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased earlier today at K&E Beverage Center in New Paltz, New York sampled later in the evening at home in New Paltz on 21-July-2012.
zach8270 (3691) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy gold pour with a thick and fluffy white head. Good citrus and floral hop aroma with the lightest peppery hint at the end. Really nice dry citrus hop flavor at the start with a good bitter middle but not too bitter. Still gives some of that sweet and juicy citrus note at the finish with a sweet aftertaste.
umich03jm (2326) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium orange color with a huge thick foamy white head. Big floral and citrus hop nose. Taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Lots of fresh citrus and floral tastes. Not much malt backbone though. Seems a bit over-carbonated and foamy too. But its got a good fresh hop taste and is pretty smooth. A pretty good IPA.
3fourths (8345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. clear amber with a medium-sized white head. orange gelatin candy and resin nose with hints of orange oil furniture polish. with the sharp resin and bold orange candy aromas I expected something full-bodied and sweet but found it more medium-light bodied (especially on the back) with only marginal sweetness. carbonation was fluffy but malt was a bit too coarse. twangy amber malt and resin with moderate bitterness, but the flavors overall are quite muted and almost neutral. when warmer, chlorine / chemical flavors combine with vegetable / dank / green hop flavors to give it an "old swimming pool" quality. the nose is certainly bold and easy to "get", but not a Hebrew product that I find myself liking much (though they do make the occasionally good beer, I admit).
thb (735) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear copper/bronze with half an inch of rocky off-white head. Aroma is big bright citrus/grapefruit/pine - evidently a pretty complex mix of hops. Tasting it provides a similar bright hoppy picture, with a good malt backbone. Definitely bitter, but not aggressively so. Lovely balance.
maxwelldeux (3964) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. So, this was hoppy without being overpoweringly so. Extremely smooth and easy. This is one of the better IPAs I’ve had. Awesome.
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear goldn amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit,skunk bud, pine resin, earthiness, grapefruit and lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine, earthiness, grapefruit, lemon zest and light skunk bud with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy grapefruit finish.
kassner (1389) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from dorothy lane, really nice aromatic Ipa with deep golden color and modest heas. Nice finish with lingering bitterness.
superspak (3012) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a very nice 2 finger dense off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange rind, pine, mango, herbal, floral, grass, earth, caramel, and spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with good balance and strength. Quite dank and resinous feeling. Taste of grapefruit, pine, herbal, grass, orange rind, floral, lemon zest, earth, mango, caramel, wheat, and piny spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, caramel, mango, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a while. Malt balance is a little weak, as this leans much more towards a pretty astringent lasting bitterness. Some pretty good flavor balance; but a little high on the spicy pine resin in my opinion. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. A little too piny and spicy; but has some good hop flavor complexity and balance. Smooth and enjoyable to sip on with some intense hop flavor.
hopdog (9421) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, juicy citrus, and a little toasty. Tastes of citrus, pine, some earth, and caramel.