ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a full of grapefruit, tropical, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, orange, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts and some resiny bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a bitter and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good strong hop profile with some nice bitterness throughout. Good overall malt and hop balance.
barn0216 (346) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper pour, little head. Pleasant aroma of grapefruit, floral notes, some sweetness. Strong bitter flavor throughout, slight graininess.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium disappearing head. Nice bitterness.
boozedude (1588) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark hazy copper...aroma is caramel and grapefruit malts. Taste is similar. Very easy drinking.. Awesome dbl ipa..
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel mostly with some light alcohol and fruit. Flavor is lots of bitter hops, some sweet caramel and a light alcohol warming. Medium body with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Really nice IIPA, lots of hop flavor, aroma and bitterness but well balanced with the caramel malt.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Pari9689 for the share. Cheers, Sam! Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Nose is light caramel, huge pine, and slight grapefruit. Flavor is similar: big grapefruit and pine with light malt. Medium in body and very bitter grapefruit in the finish.
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greenhorn1 (774) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Lively carbonation and tons of lacing. This is a hop bomb in the nose, taste and finish just the way I like it. High citrus notes through the entire experience. Strong finish that makes your butt cheeks pucker. 9% ABV? I can only tell by being buzzed.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo. Highly hopped, slightly sweet nose. Flavor is well hopped. Solid malty backbone. Finish is grapefruit. Easy drinking with no sign of alcohol.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook chat. Poured a clear bright amber with a creamy and robust off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is roast caramel malts and a lot of hops, with pine, flowers, and citrus. Full bodied Good mouthfeel. Flavor is very potent with a lot of hops. Bitter finish. Great beer.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This coppery hued beer had more clarity than I expected. It had yeast sediment on the bottom that came loose by rolling the bottle. An aroma of citrus, pine and caramel seems to be classic west coast IPA. There are a lot of hops tasted. Citrus and pine and both are big. Malt balances well and it is as complex as the hops. Pale malts, biscuits, caramel, and more. Somewhere in the middle I tasted metal but that faded. The alcohol was not tasted but was definitely there. This beer tried to do a lot, and it succeeded in doing most of it.