kespecial (212) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big beer in many senses: boozy and strong flavors. Pours light orange. Nose is Belgian yeast, earthy hops. Taste is pretty sweet, some bubblegum, apricot, balanced with lots of nice bitter hops for a dry finish. The alcohol comes through, in a pleasant way. Solid tripel/DIPA blend.
cobaink2 (398) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice double ipa. Lots of juicy hops with herbal notes. A little onion as well. Alcohol is very present here.
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CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from bomber a clear amber with a small white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a ring of foam and decent lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus, pine, sweet malts, banana, pepper and cloves, spicy hops, and candied fruits. Flavour of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, orange rind, clove, pepper, bubblegum, pine, floral, light honey, light banana, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish. Good stuff....
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Very cloudy orange color. Thin ring of bubbly white head. Wow, very interesting potent assertive flavor. Lots of citrus, biscuity caramel, spicy character, belgian-type yeast. Apricot-like character on the back end. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, mild heat on the end. Bigger body, kind of slick. Light carbonation, but it’s not so bothersome... Pretty easy-sipping overall. A bright, assertive, interesting beer. Seeing the tea notes alexsdad06 mentioned.
alexsdad06 (8754) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a cloudy orange golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet bready malts, yeast, mild bitterness, some fruity character, herbal notes, tea, easy to drink, some bitter lasts on the palate
HopDirt (22) - - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yummy bubblegumy sweet caramel malty extra hoppy bittersweet stickyness , as expected from the hoptologist, this is a good one!
salvaticas (563) - - JAN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Top Hops NY. Very fruity and light on the nose. Pours a bright clear golden Amber. Light finish but nicely bitter and hoppy
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jflopsu (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear rust orange with thick white head. A strong floral hop aroma. A strong floral hop, wheat, and grain taste. A dry and slightly bitter aftertaste.
lightbias (443) - USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The spicy aroma dominates the pour and comes at me like a shelter puppy lookin’ for a new home. A soft, white, half-inch head tops the amber brew and lifts the scent of caramel and heavily spiced banana out of the glass with a vengeance.
The lacing is thick and persistent on the glass, coating the sides and drying sticky in minutes. The taste is heavy, but the palate almost light and a little sticky, as if the two were wrestling to dominate the beer. Instead, the fight balances the adventure.
Very bitter, but not unpleasant, very spicy and almost peppery with a perfect amount of carbonation that persists through the bottle. A long bitter finish for a brew with flavors like this almost always bring me around to thoughts of more, and this brew does not disappoint. I’m glad I have a bomber...one more glass....why wouldn’t I?