thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Label is very similiar, but lacks the words "Sonoma Farmhouse by Lagunitas" and the circle...colors and pic are identical though.....hmm. Well, this appears to be the same brew.
22 oz. bomber. Clear, honey colored pour with a thin white head. Lacing was good. Piney, resiny aroma. Hops throughout, which Iíve come to expect from a IIPA. Crisp on the palate. A good example of the style.
Delirium (652) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours orange-golden with a smallish white head. Aroma is a nice combination of floral, grapefruit, and pine hops, with fruit notes and honey sweetness and a bit of yeast. For an 100+ IBU beer, flavor is nicely focused on the hop flavors (citrus and pine), which come across as fresh and mix nicely with with fruit notes. A little sweet up front, moving towards a more bitter and dryer finish that then pulls back and leaves a flavorful but not too bitter aftertaste. Nice example of a high-hop beer thatís complex and actually subtle at times, with an interesting mix of the fruit and yeast character into the hop mix.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber into duvel tulip. Pours a orange with medium white head that quickly fades away. minimal lacing. Aroma is full of floral notes, pine and citrus. Taste is orange peels, some sweet malts. Nice and balanced dipa easy drinker.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice golden color. Then the aroma, bright grapefruit, pine a crisp linen telegraph that this is something special. The flavor just slides into you, wraps around your tongue and the roof of your mouth, making you happy to be alive and know that such wonders exist. The wonderful dryness at the end invites another taste. And so it goes . . .
Goodgrief (1992) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, I guess Iím in the minority on this one. Pour was golden honey with smallish head. Some citrus flavor and a lot of pine. An unpleasant bitter aftertaste...yes, I like hoppy beers, but something about this one turned me off. It almost tasted like a beer would taste immediately after brushing your teeth, although I didnít eat or drink anything (or brush my teeth) prior to drinking. Meh.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 3/8/2009 Source:Other) Richmond Beer Dig. Grassy floral hop nose with some supporting caramel. Clear amber golden with a small white head. Grassy floral hop flavor with some toastyness and grainy caramel to back. Medium/full body and mouth feel. Finish is medium and fairly bitter.
travita (4833) - 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 (2224) - 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 (6633) - 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 Johnnyís 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.