yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: [bottled 11/2/12 tasted 12/18/12] Pours a clear effervescent honey amber color with a thick tightly laced white head.
Citrus, pineapple, and a little alcohol in the nose.
The taste is an excellent balance of bitter and sweet with grapefruit notes in the early tasting giving way to some hints of pine in the finish.
This is a medium bodied beer with a sticky texture and soft carbonation that has a long finish.
Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. There is no hint that you are drinking a 9.5% beer outside of that initial aroma. It goes down way too fast and way too easily for a beer of this strength! I will absolutely be buying this again.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Valley Farm. Dark amber in color. Slightly sweet nose of citrus. Hoppy and bitter. Some richness in the malts. Pretty full bodied. Some dark fruit and a bit of breadiness.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at capitol beer Sacramento. Aroma is great pine, citrus hops. Taste is bitter and has a weird aftertaste. Nothing but average
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 Excellent full bodied, well balanced (for the style) DIPA. Lots of citrus, pine and well matched by the biscuit and toffee body. Decent finish.
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty orange pour. Sticky white head. Floral and citrus taste. Grapefruit and bitter taste. Very hoppy. Like it a lot
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boozedude (1445) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy copper... Good pine citrus. Fruit. ...cotton candyish aroma. taste is a nice thick caramel hoppy goodness. (that belongs in my belly)
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Huge skunky hops resin aroma and taste with a bitter grassy finish.
TheCametron (1511) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bens. Pours Amber with a white head. Caramel Sweetness to the nose with plenty of Pine, Pineapple and Mango. A very pleasant sweetness and a very intensive bitterness to finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle at Ben’s. Pours a golden amber colour with a fair white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Mildly bitter with lingering lemon, pine and pineapple again.
BenH (1686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks symetric. Amber with thin white head. Massive piney resinous aroma, marmalade, caramel toffee. Similar flavours with some alcohol kicking about. Nice body, sweet with a massive bitterness. Very nice