ElGaucho (2262) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Caramel notes in in the nose are hindered by old, wet leaves. Mostly clear light amber with a thin, off-white head. Nice lace. Flavor is much better than the aroma. A very unique double IPA. Softly carbonated with caramel notes. Hops are hidden behind the alcohol. Warming, moderately sweet. Some pepper in the finish. A good brew, and one of the few Iíve had from the state of Idaho.
daleharshman (949) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.29). Pours a clear orange-amber color with two fingers of long-lasting creamy white head which leaves some really good lacing. Aroma of sweet spiced caramel, spruce/pine forest, grapefruit zest, and some floral hops. Flavor of soapy caramel, grapefruit, pine needles, some sticky fruit, bready malts, and vegetal hops. Finishes somewhat bitter, somewhat sweet. Doesnít conceal the big 10.85% quite as well as it should, but itís not too boozy. Quite maltyÖseems to lean more toward a hoppy barleywine than a DIPA. (307, 773)
jhgrantjr (423) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden color with a big creamy looking head. Lots of lacing. Immediate aroma of hops, but its a malty hop smell, makes it sweet. Taste is slightly bitter, but malty with some caramel. Donít think this leans towards the floral side. Much more pine and malt. Medium bodied to full, with a thick and sticky taste. This is especially true as it warms. The malty character comes out and it becomes thicker.
madmitch76 (16489) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th June 2011
Very hazy amber beer, big frothy pale tan head. Semi soft palate, smooth. Creamy smooth malt. Bitterish water chesnuts that remind me of Deus. Seamlessly blended orange and pine hop. A little aniseed in the smooth finish. Nicely joined up and unusual DIPA. Where does the water chesnut flavour come from? Bitterish aftertaste.
Nuffield (3727) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a billowing head. Reasonably good aroma but vegetal/grassy notes predominate before the bitterness starts to build through the finish. Fine but below average in the Imperial IPA world, which has some really outstanding beers. Bottle.
Trev (1967) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber/brownish pour with a medium head.
aroma is strong caramel, bready maltiness and piney hop.
Flavour is interesting mix of sweet bready malt. Slightly syrupy alc presence, floral and piney bitterness towards the finish.
Iphonephan (3856) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours cloudy dark gold with a thick frothy head and lots of lacing. Citrus and bread dough aroma carrying over to the flavor. Bitter finish.
demondeacon09 (45) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into a tulip glass. Pretty dark orange color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy but nothing special. Tastes sweet and piney with notes of citrus. Pretty good beer overall but not an elite imperial ipa
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RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle & Hum. Clear dark amber. Thin white head, nice lace. Slightly citrusy and grassy hop character dominates the nose. Mouth is hop with pineyness. Slightly sweet alcohol at the mid-mouth, then the back is rough bitterness of hops that continues to bite. Lasting hoppy oiliness, drying long after the swallow. For the most part exactly what you want from a IIPA.
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber picked up for $3 in the sale cart, already a good start, pours a bright clear golden orange with a thick white head and nice lacing, aroma has a good amount of hops on the front end but also has some sweetness of malt, the flavor has a bit of an alcohol touch on the front end with a dry finish, not a lot of fruit or hoppiness to speak of, more sweet malt, thick and sticky, meh.