mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in California - aromas are leather and wet herbs. Mouthfeel is bitter with strong alcohol, but lighter body.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bev4Less, Santee, CA. Pours a deep amber hue, though still has a surprisingly translucent look to it. Foam is slightly off white, and kinda sparse, but what’s there is sticky. Aromas are BIG of pine, resin, malt, resin, and maybe a touch of something like cinnamon? Who knows... probably just me. Taste is all hop-forward, followed by a balancing act between hops a the pale malts it must have required to get the ABV this high... but otherwise, this is all resin, resin, tropical fruit?!, resin, pinesol (kidding, sort of) and a nice closing balance. Have to say, this is a fine example of how this style can be done "right". Good on ya Heretic.
jandd1983 (3625) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured an orange golden color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet malt, light caramel, fruity hops, peach, citrus and piney. The taste was of malt, caramel, fairly bitter fruity hops, peach, grapefruit, orangepeel and pine. Nice.
monk191 (1609) - California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid IPA with fruity aroma. Pours a nice bright orange. Smells of both hops and tropical fruit. Taste is similar, a nice mix between hoppiness and fruitiness. Not too bitter of a finish.
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jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very complex hop, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Crystal clear. Great lace head. Excellent carbonation. Flavor is unreal fantastic. More is better like the commercial. I want more
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heretic is doing some great stuff, Bottle from Bytemesis Thanks, this aroma has held up remarkably well, lots of grapefruit shining through. the taste is really well balanced, though I’m not sure it was the brewers intent based on description, still a really solid IIPA and at 8% it was easy to drink.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a fading head.
Massively hoppy aroma, smells like a freshly opened bag of hops. Some pine and resinous notes too, alongside sweet clean malt.
Very hoppy flavours too, but there’s a fair bit of clean malt to balance things. Very resinous, with spicy hops too. Pretty tasty stuff.
Spot on moderately high carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Delicious beer intense India pale ale at zeitgeist San Francisco yes we can baby California. complex citrus brew.
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - APR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Clear golden orange color, excellent foam and lacing. Pleasant smelling floral character. Bitter flavor obviously, more citrus based. Surprised by this, much better than i expected.
badhack (486) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lots of malt and hops like you’d expect, but with a finish that was bitter and quite herbal or grassy.