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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden amber color with apricot edges and a frothy, two finger white had that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention with sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind. A little darker than expected but otherwise looks pretty good. Earthy, floral hop aroma with grassy pine and oily resins countered by a sweet caramel malt backbone. The hop profile is lacking in balance and could use a touch of sweetness to counter the earthier, piney notes. Strong caramel malt presence with hints of toast, toffee, roasted nut and subtle dark fruit character. On the lighter end of medium body with some dry, earthy bitterness that lingers over the prominent malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Sticky and resinous with some straw and soil-y grass flavor along with some pine needle and spruce tip but overall, the hop presence is one dimensional and pretty weak. The malt presence is much stronger than expected/preferred making this beer taste more like a tame American barleywine. Slightly toasted with some leathery malt, caramel sweetness, toffee and toasted bread. Subtle alcohol and dark fruit sweetness in the finish. The high ABV is decently masked but the lack of balance and strong malt flavors hurt the drinkability of this beer. Not bad but disappointing for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4531) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Rated on 9-11-2015. This bottled beer forms a very small beige head that mostly diminishes, hazy amber body, slow rising carbonation, and very little lacing. The aroma of this beer is pine hops, light citrus hops, grapefruit, earthy, spicy, and malt. The flavor is pine hops, earthy, spicy, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very drinkable with a good flavor. It is worth trying and definitely a beer that I would partake in again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle. Visually appealing, dark copper, with a mile-high pile of foam. The aroma is woodsy. The beer also drinks with a woody feeling, like chewing on bark, but somehow comes across a bit thin for all the other robustness. Still worth the money. (#6028, 9/6/2015)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
660ml bottles, Whole Foods, Orlando. Tangerine & grapefruit battle with a hefty dollop of caramel in both the aroma and taste. The caramel wins out on both, but there’s a citrus tangy finish that gives it a bit of balance. Lovely amber-red colour with a big foaming head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (501) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a mild haze. Malty white head that lingers over medium carbonation. Mild grapefruit flavor with limited complexity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1397) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Bomber. A big beer with lots of malt. On the sweet side. Head doesn’t really last. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
22 bomber to tulip. Pours dark clouded orange amber, beige soapy head. Aroma of toasty honey malts, pine wood, flowers. Taste is same with medium mouthfeel and effervescent carb. Finish is semi-dry with sweet citrus pine bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle from Cigarette City, Seabrook. Orange / Amber type color, thin lasting head in a chalice. Aroma has pine, tropical fruits and sweet caramel malt.

Flavor shows a ton of fruits, orange, tangerine with a caramel malt base. Solid amount of lingering pine finish. The body has a significant amount of caramel malt that gives it a slightly more sweetness then is warranted. I like the large pine hop profile that becomes dry. As it warms the bitterness gets harsh. The weighted average of this is about right. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4001) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bomber from Bevmo Bakersfield. Nose is pine and citrus. Orange with a medium heavy lacing off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter with a malty caramel background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2242) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Brewtopia. Copper with lasting head and lace. Piney resiny aroma with toasted malt and some orange. Toasted caramel malts orangey fruit sweetness with assertive orange and pine resin lingering bitterness. Medium body and fine carbo that accentuates the hops. Juicy and balanced West Coast DIPA. Very good.

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