roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served into a tulip from a bomber this beer pours a nice golden orange hue with a 1 finger head that stays on the glass from start to finish. The smell is fantastic. I could pick up strong grapefruit notes, honey, and pine perhaps. The taste is bitter at first with a good sweetness to mellow it out. As this beer warms I am really liking how it becomes lighter on the palate. This is a fantastic Double IPA and should be bought when found.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle, though it lacks the Sonoma Farmhouse portion of the label. What little room near the top of my aventinus glass left a cone of off-white creamy head that impressively stood 1/2 inch above the glass rim without loosing its shape and hurtling over the edge. Holy smokes, is the aroma good. Orange creamy hops that remind me of a hoppy dreamsicle. The taste is nice, but the malts dominate the flavor. Not until the bitter finish do the hops I like so much reappear for a lingering bitter finish. This is damn near perfect - just needs a lot less malt in the flavor and a lot more hop instead. But then again, I’m a hop whore...
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Bottle. Holy Cow. Destroys my tastebuds..and by destroy I mean makes sweet love to them, and doesn’t call the next day....and doesn’t return text messages or e-mails......sobs. Extremely good DIPA, especially for the price. Woot
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle in pint glass. (What’s with the snifter recommendation for everything?) Golden with lasting head and full lace. Extremely piney resiny grapefruit aroma with mild toasted honey biscuit. Mild toasted honey with floral grapefruit candy sweet fruitiness and tangy citrus bitterness. Lighter than expected body, very drinkable and refreshing and delicious. Not astringent or bitter-for-the-sake-of-being bitter. This is not a hop-novelty. Awesome. More please.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Strong fruit and hops aroma. Full mouthfeel. Great value - $6/bomber. Definitely worth the money.
bvc (1152) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh 22oz bomber that I picked up a couple of days ago. Pours a deeper golden yellow with a good white head that laces my glass nicely. Nose is resiny hops with grapefruit, pineapple and some floral presence. This one isn’t as sweet as I like, but does have plenty of bittering hops. I really enjoy this brew from Lagunitas and you can’t beat the price. Solid DIPA for sure.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Clear Golden hue with white head. Lemon,grapefruit in your niose. Medium body. Good up front bitter hoppiness. Not a heck of alot sweetnes or maltiness in this one. Very bitter finish. Good beer.
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You almost miss the Belgian or Farmhouse character through the hops. At first taste it is just a Double IPA. Dark golden amber with a lasting head and lacing that extends from top to bottom of the glass. Strong, but not heavy. earthy hop flavour. Thick, but not syrupy, body. Not overly sweet. Hops are most noticeable at the middle to the finish. The aftertaste is where the light farmhouse funk rises past the hops making you delay the next sip.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange color with white head. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine. Similar fruity flavors with a sweet malt backbone. Nice hop bitterness. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Very nice.
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 On tap at Deep Ellum. really incredible aroma of fruits and hops, very nice. Taste of strong hops, not as much fruits as observed in the aroma. Really nice IPA