notalush (5385) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bitbucket for this one - hazy light golden beer, with a soapy lace - brisk, herbal, almost minty aroma, with some earthy pine and peach sweetness in the back - the flavor is honey sweet up front, with some herbal tea flavors - bitterness comes on strong, but the sweetness remains potent and sugary - some pine cone and citrus - a bit sweet, but good.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
rather impressed. hazy copper/amber, nice head that left lace. nose is plenty of citrusy hops with sweet crystal malt. taste follows suit, and is very well balanced. good stuff
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of SirChugaLot poured into a tulip.
Pours a clear light golden amber with a big fluffy white head that leaves sheets of lacing and settles in as a small cap after a few minutes.
The aroma is very sweet with lots of light citrus hop aromas, especially oranges and grapefruits. There are some caramel malts as well as a bit more pine hops as it warms.
The taste follows the aroma but has a bit more aggressive hop bitterness than in the aroma. The opening flavors are the citrus hops which give way to the sweetness of the caramel malt base, which makes more than just an appearance. The finish has a solid pine hop bitterness that lingers for a while.
The mouthfeel is sticky with hops and has a nice soft carbonation that helps carry the light to medium body.
This is another solid DIPA from the West Coast and, while not the hoppiest or most complex, the bomber went way, way too fast. Very good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a very lightly hazy orange amber color with a thick, frothy, cream colored head. Dense splotches of foam coat the glass almost entirely. The nose shows a big pine and grapefruit hop profile atop a toffee malt base. There’s a good deal of unfortunate soapiness and dirty earth notes that mess things up considerably. The flavor is massively bitter and somewhat soapy again, finishing with dry toffee and moderate astringency. Big bodied, dry, and bitter. Not my idea of a good IIPA.
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, toasted grain, and caramel. Flavor of hops (floral, earth, citrus), cereal, and caramel malt.
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 (5116) - 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)