tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, New York @ Varjopikkujoulut
Bottled 09/02/14 -
Pours clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of booze, floral hops, caramely malts, toffee and citrus. Taste is pure hoppiness with some booze, floral notes, caramel, toffee, citrus, pine, resin and fruits. Finish is floral, herbal and slightly malty with loads of lingering bitterness and hoppiness. Long lasting hoppy burps. Heavy and extreme stuff.
fletchfighters (1149) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Tamura’s wine in Lahaina
Amber orange color, Nice light tan head. Falls to a thin collar. Some ABV lacing.
Nose is a pine assault. Lots of pine, backed with citus. and caramel malt. Highly bittter at first but slowly backs off. ABV is aggressive but also mellows off pretty well. Total palate wrecker at first but does mellow off well. Lots of resin in this. Palate made the whole beer worth it.
bnoel09 (446) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber into a snifter glass. Medium amber color with a thin cream colored head. Aroma has some caramel malt notes with a big dose of hops and some orange. Very fresh wet hop smell with floral and resinous notes. Flavor has some sweet malty notes, but quickly gives way to a huge dose of hops with some light peppery notes. Mouthfeel is thinner than I would have expected, but it just makes it that much easier to drink! This definitely has some bitterness, but it is actually incredible drinkable considering the ABV and IBU. Overall this is quite delicious!
HomerBeerOdysy (45) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE - Clear yello with no head.
AROMA/SCENT - Hoppy, piney.
TASTE - Hoppy, ABV well-hidden.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Soft. Little carbonation.
VALUE - Reasonable.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Great beer, almost chuggable.
Itzjerm (1423) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really I think this is spot on. Perfect mouthfeel. Not very sweet but still sweet. LIght malt strong sweet strong hop. Golden and amazing. Light head. Strong california hop aroma and a balanced taste. High abv so be careful but enjoy
BrewBoxer (2209) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the rye house NYC. Pours a bright copper color with no head. If a stereotypical overt hopped west coast beer needed and example this would be one of them. Good if you like the style but needs to be sipped
Beermack (684) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, couple of weeks old. Bright clear gold. Stunning juicy mango and tangerine aroma, light floral notes in there and just a hint of that big ABV. Taste gives mango, melon, tangerine and more pithy grapefruit. Some more perfumey notes get in there. Biscuit malt, impressively light presence letting hops sing. Booze well integrated, you can tell it's there but it isn't harsh. Pine needles come out towards the end, blending with the sweet tropical notes which linger. Amazing - my kind of hop forward beer.
salvaticas (472) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BGH. Incredibly hoppy and fruity on the nose. Very smooth and full of smooth flavor. Good
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Pailhead (5195) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of heavy citrus hops, candied oranges, caramel, and a touch of pine and herbal notes. It pours a transparent copper with a one finger white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thick soapy ring. There is some thin soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with sweet citrus/orange and caramel. The finish has moderate pine, grapefruit, and some light toasty nights. It’s medium-full bodied with soft carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s solid...but there’s too much caramel for my IIPA preferences.
madchemist83 (98) - USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing aromas. Well Citra, Amarillo and Mosaic what else to expect. Crystal clear with white head. It starts with sweet alcohol hop flavor. Not enough hop to balance the big beer. Exceptional overall