nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City Beverage in Winston-Salem, poured into glass and enjoyed by the pool on a hot and sticky North Carolina summer day. Had to share with some people who otherwise only had Miller Lite (obviously they liked super-hoppy beers since ML is "triple hops brewed"). Even the "great pilsner taste" of ML was blown away by LSE though. Pours a clear dark golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is lots of piney/citrusy hops, sweet malt, and tropical fruits. Flavor is nice and sweet but not too sweet pale/caramel malt, citrusy hops, slight resin, pineapple, and orange. Medium-bodied and crisp, and incredibly drinkable, even dangerously so. This beer is awesome.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of pine resin, tropical fruit, tangerine, orange zest and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, light orange and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color, with a red hue, and a light tan head that sticks around for years, along with a little lacing. Lots of fruity notes in the aroma - my friend suggested peaches, and Iím going to have to agree. Crispy flowery hops and some caramel, too. Largely floral hop flavor leads into a mild sweetness, finishing with more resiny hops. Nothing extra bitter here, but lots of hop flavor and aroma. A very pleasant beer which paired nicely with the barbecue I had for dinner. Extremely drinkable at 9%, too.
SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
last beer before Iím off to Orlando for the fun.. . damn, look at those socks on the label .. . i havenít had a fish in 2 days, denial... . pleasant smell, like sweet fresh hops and daisies .. . pours with a mighty fine head, lacing is awesome, and the colour is of new copper ... . east going bitterness, and the abv is very well hidden! .. . way to easy to drink, my mouth is the vacuum and this beer is the dirt! no loss of suction! ... . is fairly simple...
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden hue. Inviting caramel-hop nose. Full, creamy body. Big notes of orange and grapefruit right up front. Followed by sweet malts -- sugary grains and syrupy caramel. Flavors and aromas of fruits and spices and forests swirl from start to finish. Biscuity and bitter in the aftertaste. Great stuff.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper color with an nice fluffy head. Aroma screams citrus and pine. It was like shoving whole leaf hops up your nose. I know how those hippies love their hops at Lagunitas. Nice bitterness at the beginning but surprisingly balanced. Some sweetness in the body was slight caramel and fruits. Bitterness matched the aroma well. Goes down way to easy. Very nice beer.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear amber/orange, almost no head, wafts enormous hop stank, citrus and strawberry aroma, amarillo, centennial, cascade, aroma is really excellent, one of the closest beers Iíve smelled to resembling the aroma of a fat bag of hop cones, flavor is citrus / pine hops without much malt character, grassy green hop cone, sticky hop resin, bitters are pretty tame in here, most have huge load at the end of the boil and not much up front, which has started to become pretty trendy, i like the trend, the nearly 9 points alcohol is very well hidden in here, good work boys!
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Kahootz in Meridian, IíD.
Slightl hazy golden with a fairly coarse white head. Nice citrusy fruity aroma with light sweetpalemalts. Flavor is huge melon citrusy onslaught. Ilove this sweet fruity tangerine grapefruit flavor. What hops did they use and how much. Ihavea new beer to tryand copy. A bit sweet but it works and it is delicious.
This was just a sampler..cuz Ihave to drivehome tonight.Coming back tonorrow for a pint... or three....
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber $4.49. Nice orange color, good head, looks a lot like Hop Stoopid. The smell is piney and hoppy and the taste is quite hoppy as well. This is a fine DIPA but to be honest it really lacks the citrus juiciness that Little Sumpiní Sumpiní had. Also the mouthfeel is a lot thicker (obviously) and I donít like that. For my money I would buy Little Sumpiní Sumpiní but if you want a hoppy DIPA for cheap this fits the bill.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-28-2009 15:58:09
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. pours clear golden with white head. aroma is very piney, toffee malts, and whtie grape. flavors are pungently bitter, piney with lemon and white grape while some sweet alcohol and toffee finish this out. the body is sticky and at times soapy.