graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful copper into the glass with a white head. Aroma is very piney like those air fresheners that used to be ubiquitous in cabs, but in a good way! Sniffing deep beyond the hops a slightly sweet caramel malt is present. Flavor is surprisingly delicate. Intense hops for sure, but seemingly on the back end and accompanied by a nice malt backbone. Perfect level of carbonation gives this beer a nice medium bodied mouthfeel. For 3.49 a bomber this is an awesome bargain!
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bomber. Poured a nice straw color with a thin bubbly head that had nice lacing. Aroma was rich with pine notes, some citrus and a nice soap smell. Great hops flavor and a perfect balance with malt notes. Smooth, rich and it never seemed heavy. All around a a great beer.
BgThang (126) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
this beer we just started getting in Texas. WOW! great beer . the appearance is really light for an IPa its almost pilsner color. Poured in to my 22oz southern star glass which comes in handy for those bombers :)
the head was 2 fingers thick
dissipated quickly The nose is great. Cirusy, oily, orange, piney HEAVEN YES!
if you like nice citrusy hopped beers try this one
Pailhead (5427) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: The aroma is loaded with hops...lots of orange, apricot, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small white head. The flavor starts with lots of orange and apricot. Light-moderate sweetness in the middle followed by a well balanced grapefruit finish. Medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold pour with a frothy, 1 finger, white head and good lacing. Loads of sweet, bright, citrus and bubblegum esters in the aroma with some resinous pine notes and toffee malt. More fresh wet hops in the flavor with lots of grapefruit and pine and a big caramel malt background. Sticky medium body with enough carbonation to wash down all those hop oils. Great stuff. Tastes just like fresh Hopslam.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent bronze, small foamy white head. Lots of grapefruit and fresh pine, like that first scent of the Christmas tree. The flavor is still quite bitter, but a lot of the fresh hop notes are drowned amid sugary malt and sweet fruit, minor grapefruit still hanging around. Moderate body but quite robust palate, moderate finish, bitter in orange and caramel. Some bright moments, but it fails in the same way that so many other IIPAs do.
djd07 (5285) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a copper golden with a small paperthin white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a strong pine hops with grapefruit and floral notes. Good sticky lacing on the glass. Thin body with pine hops and veggies with a nice bitter finish. Not too overpowering in hops or bitterness, very smooth, a very impressive IIPA from Lagunitas.
GreggG (19) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours with a thin white head that rests on top of a clear amber body. The aroma is sharp grapefruit with a faint floral hint. Flavor is resinous pine, bitter grapefruit, and sweeter pineapple. The beer is more balanced than expected, it isn’t all about hop bitterness ("102 IBU 4 U"). A very solid beer.
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a transparent orange with lots of carbonation streams rising to the surface and a thin and dense head. Aromas are my very favorite mix of hops: citrus and pine. Flavor is a little off the mark, however. There is a really nice hops presence there, but it is a little underwhelming and there is just too much sweetness in the finish. I thought this was going to be transcendental given the nose... as is, it is just a very decent beer.
dmschefke (571) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly amber gold with thick white head. Aroma is wonderful of citrus hops, slightly floral, pine, and grass. Flavor is very pleasing, but no big surprise compared to aroma. Additional slight sweetness and caramel. Very solid DIPA and very happy that it is readily available and priced so well.