Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hoppy IPA with absolutely amazing cover art. I love the concept of a new beer for each Zappa album, even if the most recent one sucked.
Johnroy (36) - Ringwood, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what a beer. 22 oz. Pours light with a nice wet straw aroma. First sip tellls you hops and the finish tells you hops. Not bitter. Refreshiing. A few of these and the ugly radio will make the ugly girls look better! Great beer.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich golden color with a creamy off white head. Bright, fresh grapefruit hop nose. Yep, this is a hoppy IPA. Grapefruit, apricot, candied orange peel, and fresh cut grass. The balance is nice with enough of a malty backbone to support it all, but the mouthfeel is a little thin. The alcohol is noticable in the finish, but not too distracting.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bomber what is needed to be said about this one other than HOPS, HOPS, HOPS. A great IPA a great balance of malt and hops the grapefruit flavor with a bit of malt sweetness.
Juancho (239) - Clearwater Beach, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber. Nice hazy look to it, smells hoppy, tastes nicely fruity and with a nice hop backbone. Very well balanced and hides the alcohol.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow with a lighter looser white head, thinner, fading fairly fast. Light malt over slightly past prime juicy hops. Guava and papaya with some aspirin. Clear though, no skunk. Creamy to fizzy light but not watery body. Past prime hops are a bit stronger in the flavor. Light malt has some toast. Not a ton of depth. Fruity hops. Toasty astringent finish.
darn1207 (1701) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber. orange-ish brown pour with a medium tan head that disappears pretty quick - and a fair bit of lacing. a somewhat muted grassy hop aroma. sweet malt, caramel and tropical fruit taste. really good texture - but leaves me hanging a little with on the finish - probably wanting some more bitter bite. Good, but not great for my tastes.
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An interesting brew. While drinking this, I thought it must be a in imperial IPA. I was a little shocked to see it wasn’t. Anyways, talk about fruity! Wow! It has a unique sweetness that is in a league of its own. Feels great going down and has a great lingering aftertaste. If you’re in the mood for a great sweet IPA with minimum bitterness, go check it out (if you can still find it).
Jwasciuk (197) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours sparkling medium yellow with a large white head. Aroma is lightly malty, heavily hopp of mainly grapefruit. Flavor starts balanced twords sewwt mainly, with grapefruit hop flavor dominating, finishes much the same, very one dimensional. light to med bodied, and watery
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks acknud...this beer is smooth and really damn good. Pours a golden color wtih a thin but foamy white head. Aroma is hoppy but also ciderish. Flavor is malty, almost like a boddingtons with a great hop bite. A little more hops and this would be world class!!!