Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured yellow/orange golden from the bottle. Very strong citrus and floral aromas starting from the pour which I loved! I got a tangerine flavor with light sweets and a bold hop taste left on the palate. Be ready!
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh my! Citrusy aroma with a lot of depth in the smell with a hint of papayas and sweet fruit. Really intriguing aroma. The appearance is awesome and I have no complaints.
What a perfect palate. Really. Citrusy front, decent sweetness in the middle and bitterness towards the end. The lingering taste is one of warm and citrus and a bit of bitterness.
Knee deep brewery might be new favorite brewery.
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Jackmsd (2) - Benicia, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is a light colored Triple IPA they say it 11.3 % but it does not taste it. it not real malty like other Triple IPA that I have had but it has a light taste with little light. Aroma is slight resin color golden, light sweetness, light bitter. Body medium body, slightly creamy, average carbonation, astringent, finish. As strange as it seem this is one of the High ABV. that you can get that I would not like to have more that one. But is is a good beer
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours semitransparent golden orange with a thin off white head. The nose is light citrus, caramel, booze, bready, pine and tropical fruit. The taste is high sweet, medium high bitter. The texture is oily and slick, the body is heavy and finish is long.
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jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of Hopfilter. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a decent white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma is faint, but I am getting citrus, pine, malt, and alcohol. Taste is much flatter than expected. Mostly malt, pine and alcohol. Actually though the alcohol isn’t as overpowering as you’d think for an 11.5%er. Its definitely present and up front though. Not much of a finish. Nice hop bitterness for a second, then all malts. Full bodied, oily texture rich with hop oils, moderate carbonation. Not bad, but other than the high alcohol content this doesn’t have anything special going for it.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Transparent orange; large, pillowy white head; heavy lacing. Aroma bready, citrus, floral, caramel, barely vanilla. Flavor bitter and hoppy yet fruity; very strong bitter flavor throughout yet not completely unbalanced, somehow; alcohol warmth is present in the exhale but not 11 percent worth, so I’m calling that well-hidden. Thin yet smooth, frothy, and dense; moderately sticky but not cloyingly so. I’m generally not a huge fan of kick-you-in-the-face IPA’s, but this is world-class as they go.
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light clear gold color with very small white head and little oily lacing. Aroma is weak- light citrusy notes- not much of anything. Flavor is weak- just a hint of bitter hops. Super bland- nothing too it. This is fresh too- only 2 weeks old.
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yowzers, look at those stats! This is my kind of Imperial IPA. Light amber in color with a very bright, off white-head, this wickedly awesome brew has a very potent aroma hinting of high alcohol and sticky-sweet hops. It’s simply amazing. The flavor is of high alcohol and intense, crystallized sugars - a combination that leaves a delectable stickiness on the lips. Very oily hops rule this beer and the palate, making for an acute, incredible, sweet, awesome, delicious IPA. It has a dense thinness to it much like as with a distilled beverage, warning you of its alcoholic content and requiring your respect. This is really a beautiful beer and very deserving of my respect.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of aged hops citrus bland boringness. Golden pour thin head. Flavors of stale hops bitter w not much character. Pale aged malt and alcohol burn. Probably could have been fresher. Burny alcohol.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottled on 03.01.13. Pours a bright gold color with a lingering white head. Aroma is powerful with lots of grapefruit and floral citrus notes. Nice bitterness to mask the high alcohol content. Large amount of caramel malt, but it does not get cloying or overly sweet. Dry alcohol heat is present in the background, but does not become distracting. High carbonation and a resinous palate. Not the best I have ever tried, but a really decent effort overall at a big IPA.