travita (4639) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The look is clear, golden in color, with a decent white head. The smell is great, grapefruits, hops, fruits, floral, citrus, pine, caramel, and hops. The taste is a medium bitterness, floral, fruits, citrus, and hops. Good value as well.
msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Kenwood Liquors in Oak Lawn. Pours clear golden orange with white head. Aroma is massive with grapefruit, tons of hops and a little pine. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, little caramel, and finishes with bitter hops. Not that much malt but is balanced for the high IBU. Medium body and smooth on palate for such a hopbomb. Really good DIPA and dirt cheap at under $4. Thanks Lagunitas.
Strykzone (6024) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Johnny’s Sidebar. A huge hop profile. A big tart grapefruit bite. Hopheads will love this beer. Some caramel for sweetness but it is a distant second to those hops.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2009 Now this is the bomb. Hop bomb that is. Every hop head in the nation needs to try this one! Punch you in the nose. Slither over your tongue. Glide down your throat and blow your mind! Then die with a smile on your face.
I tried it again and noticed something. Whoa, whoa whoa? Wait a minute. Ive been duped! It says on the bottle they used hop extracts. Arrgh! I knew there was something sickly sweet and artificial about this one.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of CelticBrew. Clear orange/amber pour with a yellowish white head that shows some good durability. Ths is a real hop bomb, with a huge hit of grapefruit. If yo can work through that, some toffee and fruit aromas are detectable. Medium body, resinous palate, and very dry. Teh hop bitterness begins its assault quickly, leaving litte room for the malt to show through. Long, bitter finish is not unexpected. NIce.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hop beast was loaded on the nose with pine, citrus and some other fruit... Pours a A good burnt orange color with a nice white head that does last the whole beer. Mouthful was medium body with a bit too much carbonation for me and the beer finish crisp. Flavor was hoppy but not as much as I thought it would be.. That being said it was still balanced and had a nice malty sweetness to it. Lost of grapefruit on the front but not enough hop on the back... Nice beer and I enjoyed it.
Drewsi227 (16) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a bronze with a nice thick head, smells greatly of hops , pine, and citrus.. Amazing beer worth every second, would reccomend to anyone
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured golden with a decent head that faded to a nice lacing. smelled of hops, grapefruit, and pine. tasted of hops and citrus. very good.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a damn fine IIPA espically for the money. pours out your typical coppery color with a thick head. aroma is biig on pine, grass and citrus. flavor is slightly malty with a big resiny finish. a great brew.
wu1000k (18) - Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 22oz bomber. Nice heavy, piney/hoppy aroma. Clear copper/orange body with very thin head. Taste screams west-coast DIPA but is extremely well balanced among hops, malt, sweetness, and aromatic characteristics. Excellent mouthfeel. This one has moved onto my personal "Top 5" list of DIPAs... maybe even the Top 3 if I get a chance to taste it on tap.