PhilJackson80 (251) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 22 oz Bomber. The beer pours to light orange / dark golden color. The aroma is very strong with grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruit scents. The taste has a fresh hop , citrusy, piney taste to it. Very good balance in the flavor for the 11.2 ABV. I did not notice the alcohol much at all. The beer i got had virtually no carbonation so iím not sure itís the best representation of the beer but still has an excellent flavor & aroma to it. Would like to try again with more carbonation & a little fresher to see how it compares.
Updated 2/13/14: I tried another bottle of this today & the beer had a much fresher taste to it with a lot more carbonation to it. The aroma was about the same but the flavor & mouthful was much better on this one. Absolutely a great beer will be buying another one after this tasting.
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from the Santa Clarita Whole Foods. Bottle date: 1/5/2014/. Iíve got a fairly fresh beer here, so itís not going to get any better. Aroma is an amalgam of bubblegum, orange peel, grapefruit, and maybe a little pine. I have a bit of a cold, so only my left nostril seems to be picking things up, but what it does pick up is quite nice. Itís nice and sweet, first, but then it develops into this mammoth orange, bubblegum, pine, and dare I say spicy flavor. Thereís a lingering bitterness, which is quite nice. To tell you the truth - the alcohol is well hidden, however, there is some detectable booziness in there. Overall, this is nice, but for $10 for a bomber. Even that, these days, is getting quite steep for a well-rounded, double IPA. People may say, "Itís 11.12% ABV, so itís worth the money." I get that Iím getting more alcohol, but since when did high ABV = high price? Good stuff, but this will be the last time I buy at this price.
cobaink2 (28) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge triple ipa. Grapefruit and hops really shine through. It's not quite as full bodied as I was hoping.
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jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from bevmo. At 11.25 this is one of the higher alcohol contents I can recall for an ipa. Does not let you down flavor malt or arom wise. Pretty intense citrus and bubblegum hop flavor and aroma. Tangerine and other tropical flavors working as well. Oh god the hops just donít stop. Getting different hop flavors as it warms and with each sip. More bubblegum coming out. Really nice.
BrockLanders (770) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great brew.....had it shipped from Bev4Less. I like that these 6 bottles were fresh (12/23/2013). While I certainly enjoyed this beer, I have to admit I was a bit underwhelmed. I read previous reviewers mentioning it on par with Pliny so I was expecting big things. Nose was terrific....big on the hops....loved it. The flavor was good, but the tropical fruit aspect (for me) was just too much....and as I progressed through the bottle it really wore on me. I really love big over the top IPAs like this so I definitely enjoyed the overall experience. Not sure Iíd pay the extra bucks to have this one shipped to FL again.
flannelnomad (51) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a bomber into a snifter. Smells like grassy hops, caramel and some alcohol. A beautiful glowing amber, burnt orange with a half inch bright white head. Absolutely sticky, clings on to the glass as you drink it. Chewy sticky beer that tastes like carmel, piney, grassy hops, just a tiny bit of lemon too. Ends with a good alcohol burn, not as much as some of the big Stone IPAs, but its a flavorful alcohol note, almost tastes like whisky and little oak. Overall a stellar stellar big IPA. This beast is 11.5% and features two of my favorite hops. The bottom line is if you can get this, drink it. Itís a fine substitution for the 11 months that you canít get Pliney the Younger.
Perfero (10) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Honestly one of the best, "big" IPAs you'll find out there. Very crisp with tons of citrus to wake you up. This is one that you really must drink within the first couple of weeks of bottling otherwise you'll get an entirely different, much less enjoyable, beer.
--- Save the unicorns!
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks JohnnyJ). Looks good; a deep (albeit nice and transparent) orange, but itís a triple, so what the hey. Smells of HUGE hops AND pale malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good stuff.
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into a rocks glass
caramel amber color, sticky white collar. good lacing.
Big pungent citrus nose with some sweetness in the background.
Big caramel backbone with a lot of pungent citrus in the taste. Very pungent, very dank. Bitter and dirty orange, pine, grapefruit.
Very oily, big feel with some prickly carbonation to smooth it out. Big acid finish. ABV kicks in the the end.
Prickly carbonation really helps this out. If you like dank IIIPAís this is a winner.
greenhorn1 (781) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours light, no head. Pungent nose. Strong citrus flavor. The high ABV somewhat screws this brew up, just too boozy. Otherwise a solid IIIPA.
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