Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks swoop jones. Nice golden orange, fiery, hazy, small white head, but good lacing. Nice aroma of caramel and lot sof hops - of the oily variety, not fruity. Taste is really sweet - more caramel, tons of resiny hops, sticky sweet body. Alcohol as well hidden as it could be, body is medium shading light for the style, decent carbonation. Straightforward well done example, which is just fine by me.
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Malty caramel aroma. Taste is the same, with a slight alcohol bite and a light bitter note. Not bad.
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italianjohn (2891) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden orange pour with a thin soapy white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of grapefruits and caramel malts .... taste is of grapefruits, caramel malts and a nice kick of bitter and pungent hops ..... lightly floral with a bitterness that lingers .... mouthfeel is a little slick and oily .... finish is dry with a nice long lingering spicy hop bite .... solid and the abv is hidden well
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazy yellow, small white head. Cheesy hops, straw, caramel, citrus, light peach. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Feels nice on the palate, good drinkability.
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - pours deep gold with white head. Nose is floral caramel. Flavor adds resin. Wow, surprised with this. Malty and balanced taste wise. Torpedo on steroids.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, no date from Colin (General_Gao), thanks! Hazy orange with a brownish tinge and a small, creamy light beige head. Aroma is resiny pine sap and some grapefruit/citrusy hops and spicy alcohol up front, with lots of sugary sweet toffee in the background--I don’t think this is the freshest specimen (my fault for taking so long to drink), but am having no complaints thus far. The hops are a little more grassy in the flavor and less citrusy, and the hops luckily keep the malts from being cloyingly sweet, which somehow I was almost afraid of. BItterness peaks at a 6-7 and lingers in the dry finish. Alcohol was present and raw towards the end of the swallow, especially after it warmed. Very low carbonation helps this beer sit unflatteringly heavy and syrupy in the mouth. Not too bad of a beer, but it just wasn’t great.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 pours a hazy copper color with giant beige head. lots of lacing. Nice citrus aroma. sweet mouthfeel piney hop finish. excellent beer worth driving from the triangle for.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade with performula. Good pine, resin and citrus aromas hit the nose. Orange body with off white head. Flavor started out with a malty sweetness. Citrus hops kick in middle to finish. Dry bitterness hits the palate near the finish. Good Brew.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in trade from ROBORB. Thanks! Pours a nice rich amber color with a medium offwhite head. Smell is aged hops and malt with a hint of spicy hops. Taste is still lightly hoppy, but definitely far from a fresh DIPA. Lightly bitter, with some orange notes, and a caramel like backing. Better than I expected for a year old DIPA, and probably really good fresh. Thanks for the bottle!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2007 22 oz bottle, 2 days after its release. Pours a brilliant dark copper-amber with off-white head. The aroma is fruity as all get out; it’s really heavy on candied pineapple and apricot, with some pine and toast mixed in there, too. The flavor isn’t as citrusy as the nose, but is intensely piney. As it approaches room temperature it also takes on a very herbal hoppiness. There is a bit of earthiness in the middle, and another burst of pine toward the finish, where most of the bitterness waits. As it subsides, it leaves a very pleasant toasty aftertaste. Not exactly what I was expecting, but I’m definitely pleased. It was worth crossing the mountains for.