gad905 (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle from City Beer, SF (bought on recommendation of the clerk), drank at home. Slightly hazy rich copper orange with a fading offwhite head. Nose of orange, grapefuit, resin, lots of crystal malt. Tastes sweet burnt sugar and big bitterness, citrus, floral and resin. Medium-full, oily, fairly soft carbonation. Nice enough but too malty for my tastes really. It’s only 2 months old so it can’t be a freshness issue really. Still, it’s not something I’d ever get in the UK.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Diving Dog
Cloudy golden with a big white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal and floral. Taste is herbal, grassy, grains and citrus
A unique but very good IIPA.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this darker than average murky brew coats the glass and hangs around a bit. smooth, almost nitro-like. malty and quite bitter as well, with a unique hop profile compared to most IIPAs. well done
Tinco (578) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear orange with white head. Aroma: fresh citrus hops, sweet malty caramel, grapefruit, slightly dank. Taste: grapefruit bitterness, citrus, caramel, some pine and a slight dank note! Alcohol well hidden with balanced body. Really nice!
krumbum (523) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Syrup amber color light haze to it. Nice Earthy pine smell not to big but it is there. Big robust full round hops that fill your mouth but fishes smooth and balanced.
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at city beer. Light amber. Some white head. Full body, low carbonation. Borderline gritty. Bitter! Grapefruit, lemon, pine aroma. Some malt.
ACD (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Orangey gold, very thin white crown. Juicy orange on the nose, some pine air freshener, spice, light booze. Taste gives mango juice, booze, light spice, big spruce and pine. Medium mouthfeel. A bit too hot. Great juicy hops though. Another solid Bay Area DIPA
hamilton23 (612) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber in color with thin white head. Aroma is lots of dank hops and some tropical fruits and pine. Taste is some pine and breadlines.
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, light malt and yeast with a strong hop kick. Thick golden amber color with a quickly dissipating off tan head. Heavy malt and Hio start with an almost caramel, smooth dry finish.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 1/21/14, bomber from Vine & Bine, $8.49. Speed rate for me. Clear medium burnt orange with a medium yellowish head, good retention. This is just how I remember it in bombers and on tap in their brewpub, delicious Mexi food and that quaint town. Fruity hops that seem sweet from the (too much for my tastes) large amounts of crystal malt. Even when I moved to California I thought it had too much. Also a bit of pine hops. Flavor follows suit, does add some grainy maltiness towards the backend with not too much of a pine earth bitterness. Semi-dry. A little alcohol present, not detracting. Full body with light to moderate smooth carbonation. Not my style of DIPA, but I gladly drank it for the nostalgia (thus the small bump in the overall).