deekyn (1166) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a lightly hazy fluorescent copper. Looks like an electric current should be flowing through it. Nice finger if light beige head and great lacing. S- large soap and yeast with a hint of bread factory. Tropical fruits and pepper follow. Floral, grass, coriander, honey, pine malts, caramel, and a muddled pollen all follow. Dusty leafy greens. Some orange pith. M- medium sticky body with a medium resin palate. Decent carb. T- flavors are the life of the party. Creamy caramel at first with some resin to follow. Very sweet entry. Turns bitter quick with hops, tropical fruits, orange and grapefruit (maybe some elderberry). Malts return towards the end with some spice, grasses and soap. The hop character is pronounced and wants to be recognized (maybe the Vicís Secret?), but cannot quite separate from other huge IPAs. Still a beer any ipa-phile would appreciate.
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and nearly shockingly bitter. Hop oils galore on the nose, feel and flavor. Very fresh. Citric and oily. Elderberries are buried but the coriander comes through a bit, especially in the dry for a beer of this size finish. Nice treat for the unapologetic hop lover. Not sure if their prices are climbing or this was an anomaly...
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-08-08. Crisp golden orange body with a modest off white head. 3+ Aroma is pretty interesting with a melange of hops at first the spice of elderberries and coriander seems to take over when I come back to it. Lots of greenery. Flavour is similar with modest bitterness throughout, fruity notes, citrus and tropical fruit, it gains more significant bitterness as it goes on. Lovely elements that all come together a bit strangely but itís pretty good overall. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Bottle shared by Blankboy
"There was time when I would have shit my pants twice, gone home, changed and come back for the beer."
HIGHB4LL (475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Ram Liquorís. Appearance: 2 fingers khaki head, amber color, clear, head lasts, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, floral, grassy, light lemon. Palate: medium body, bitter lasting finish, sticky texture, average carbonation, alcohol warmness. Taste: light fruit sweetness and caramel, with hard hitting bitterness coming through quickly after, and then fading to a nice peacefull bitter. Overall, really nice, unique, not a full bomber per person beer, but enjoyable.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle. Big American hops, a little caramel, and unless my nostrils deceive me, some sort of berry. Just a generic berry; nothing specific. Nicely balanced (relatively speaking) IIPA flavour. And something interesting from the berries. Nothing from the coriander. Not sure Iíd guess then nine percent.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Tropical fruit and earthy aroma with grapefruit. Pine and grapefruit flavor with an herbal note. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light herbal notes and light mat.
blackflag321 (476) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bomber, tulip glass. Medium copper/orange. Medium head. Coriander/elderberry/ oat combo works well together. I like how the character changed between first sip and the last. Mild hoppiness at first, then bitterness at the end.
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of warm toffee malts, dark fruits, spice, resin and pine hops. The taste is candied citrus, candied ginger, heavy spice, strong herbal notes, anise, toffee malts, bitter hops. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Interesting, but not really doing it for me.
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt aroma from a medium amber body with a white head. Aroma goes straight through to the taste with a saccharine sweetness thatís a bit overpowering. Raspberry flavor with a dry, seedy bitterness followed by pineapple sweetness. Thistly. Not sure whatís going on here, but itís a bit unbalanced. Overall, itís a decent beer, but a little goes a long way.
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light to moderate grain for the malt, heavy grapefruit for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and dried apple, pear and cherry. Head is average size, frothy/creamy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is medium amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Damn good DIPA every good aspect of the style is represented here.