DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to scrizz. Pours a light orange/golden color, hazy with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is mild earthy hops, slightly pungent though not as strong as one would hope. Mild tropical fruit is also noted. Flavor is mildly bitter, kinda dry though middle of the road. Slightly grainy and coarse on the mouthfeel. Not too many flavors going on here. This is fine I suppose but nothing compared to the best examples in this style.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Alpha Dog
Date: March 27, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, fine white head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet sticky grapefruit aroma, lots of crystal sweetness, plenty of citrus hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lot of pine, well balanced bitterness without being overly bitter
Overall: liquid hops
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
BrewDad (5086) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Gravity Beer Market – Olympia WA
Aroma: Huge IPA aroma with a light malting.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Awesome IPA flavoring this was big with hops and the malt was subtle.
Palate: Dry finish, with a good Mouthfeel.
Overall: This was a great Double IPA. Huge flavoring this was smooth and easy to drink.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent amber bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet grainy pale malt and piny resiny hops. Body starts with decent fullness and semi-sweet toasty caramel and pale malt along with a grassy hop character before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. A pretty-well balanced beer, but could use a more resinous hop strain.
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle; medium to hi carbonation; pours copper amber; EGF 3.5; big white foamy head; smell of hop, grass and citrus; hoppy bitterness; bitter carbonated mouthfeel. (#57)
travita (4235) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is clear amber in color with an ok off white head. The smell is citrus, florals, hops, pine, and caramel. The taste is piney, bitterness, citrus, and hops.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a hazy gold with a white head. aroma of fruity notes and grapefruit. flavor of floral and pine. light body. thanks again bob for another great brew.
jkwalking05 (4019) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Gold in color with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is heavy in grapefruit, pine, grass, pepper, and caramel. Taste is of hops, grapefruit, and grass.
19Ei8hty (1167) - Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strictly a real-deal IIPA. Big hoppy fruit component characterized by a big grapefruit citrus bite and an incredible piney, resinous highlighted caramel malt backbone. Very floral, good bitterness, not overpowering or unbalanced sweetness - really good drink.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Pours hazt orange with a medium off white head...aroma is massive grapefuit hops tempered with a malty undertone...flavour is pine and cirtrus hops, sticky caramel but never seems sweet, lingering astringent bitterness...solid alcohol, still trying to catch my breath from that resiny finish...