shigadeyo (3095) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/29/2010: Hoppin’ Frog Hop Dam Triple I.P.A... Aroma: LOTS of hops (mostly grapefruit and orange peel); green, leafy hops in the background. Appearance: Transparent golden color with a dense, light beige head; limited visible carbonation; suspended sediment as you get closer to the bottom of the bottle. Flavor: Hops, hops, hops (almost to the point of being leafy/green/plant-like)! Lots of great hop flavor, but the bitterness level is not what I had hoped, but it does stick around on the palate a bit more than I probably realize. Palate: Medium-bodied; soft and smooth cask-like mouthfeel. Overall: Mean Manalishi is more crisp and distinct, but this one might have just a bit more bitterness in the presentation.
22 fl. oz. bottle (10.0% alc./vol.; 94 OG; High IBU) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #96 for this beer.
douglas88 (6577) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a deep copper hue with a small white head. The aroma is sweet hops, tea and fruity. The flavor is rich tea/herbal hop cones. Mildly bitter and rich fruity hops. Pretty nice. Different.
LinusStick (2910) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious IIPA! This will be an easy rating. Aroma: All citrus hops. Nothing else. Pour: A nice dark gold with a lot of sediment! A nice surprise and a big plus! Taste was all hops. Very little malt to deter the hops onslaught. If you are looking for a well balanced beer, look elsewhere. If you want a beer that isn’t afraid to be called bitter and will kick you in the teeth to do so, pick this up. Nice carbonation rounds it out. It’s not a west coast hop bomb but this would be our version in the east and a good one at that
after4ever (6390) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. thanks mike! pours crystal clear medium amber with bright gold edges. loose tan head. big piney resin nose. creamy medium dense body. lively carb. grapefruit, pine, and orange peel on the mid palate, along with toasted caramel. long grapefruit finish.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared with my neighbor (22oz of 10% beer is too much for me). Awesome! Nice hoppy aroma. Some phenolics at a low level. Is there a connection between brief exposure to high temperatures after bottling and phenolics. I know it can come from higher temperatures during normal fermentation. Medium bitterness. Perceived sweetness, but finishes dry. Easy to drink. Very good!
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. bomber. Pours a slightly hazy orange golden with a large off-white head that leaves a great coat of lacing. Aroma is powerful hops, with pine/resin, sharp citrus, grapefruit rind and a little floral in there for good measure. Flavor is a huge bite of grapefruit rind, pine, oily resin, citrus zest, and only the slightest bit of caramel malts if you’re really looking. This bad boy is all hops that does a decent job of maintaining just enough balance to keep it from being a total tongue scraper. Nice stuff, but like just a bit more balance and hops diversity.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a chill hazed orange amber body with a medium sized beige head. Abundant patchy lacing is left on the glass. Pungent aroma of pine resin, grapefruit, and florals on a caramel background. Resinous hop presence on the tongue. Taste is sharply bitter and biting, with a plethora of hop impressions. Leafy, pine, grassy, and herbal, but the grapefruit stands front and center. Just enough toasty caramel to add a suggestion of balance. Alcohol is well hidden considering the potency. Very clean, overall.
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Bruisin’ Ales.Smells and tastes pure grapefruit juice hops. Most pleasant well done DIPA. Big head that takes a while to settle.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a off white head. The aroma is overpowering citrus and floral hops. The beer seemed to have some suspended particles in it and it was truly and good strong IPA with some nice balance. Great beer, worth a try, but the bottle was so damn expensive I wouldn’t get it again.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottles from George and hopdog, thanks guys. Rating #87. Bright orange with a whit head. Lots of citrus and a little pine, real nice. Smooth and not overly bitter, more citrus and very tasty. (1128)