douglas88 (6937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a bright ruby/copper color with a medium white head. A rich nose of sugars, sweet malts, floral hops, crisp oranges. The flavor is big rich hops, sugary sweet caramel, toffee, tropical fruit, almost no bitterness. In terms of flavor, pushing toward a IIIPA. Quite drinkable.
andrewje41 (1167) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour. Strong, bitter citrus aroma and taste. A bit of a sweet, flat finish. This one wasn’t too memorable to me.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Pungent hop nose with a bit of sewer. Hazy copper color. Thick sourish caramel / mid goes a little sweet with rotten dates and then flattens out / finish is malty. Medium body. Nice enough. The rotten date note kind of unsettles everything. Doesn’t really come together so well.
Lickmygooch69 (11) - - JAN 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mediocre beer for mediocre man (which I am not). Will not be drinking again. I have better things to do with my time. Like trying to lick my own gooch. So far, I have been unsuccessful. I think I need rehab.
neepsntatties (1305) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Past notes. On tap. Colour...cloudy gold with a massively thick white head. Nose...teaming with sugared grapefruit, dried pineapple and hop resin. Palate...thick, chewy and delectable with massive hops and a great balance between the grapefruity and piney hops. Tropical fruits abound and sweetness is present without being cloying. The bittering continues through the finish which is long and memorable!
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from De Laurenti, Pike Market, Seattle
Hazy golden color, with medium sized head. The aroma is a bit cornish, sweet, then maybe fruity. Good body, round but lean, smooth, not sticky, no crystal malt feeling; it also has a good toffee flavor, very strong bitterness, piney resins, light fruits, and some cereals.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great nose, great IPA taste, and great finish! My second favorite at the 2012 Concordia Alehouse Imperial IPA blind tasting contest.
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 mL bottle to taster
Hops, alcohol, papaya, and cigarette smoke. Smokey amber with a thin white head. Sweet and intensely hoppy, peppery and very long lasting. Full bodied, slick and oily with the expected alcohol burn at the end.
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Very complex nose, sweet malts, alcohol, hops and some more floral hops. I also smell some brine and vinegar. Slightly cloudy light orange with a thin head. Amazing mouthfeel, huge body and very nice on the tongue. A very well rounded mellow taste, earthy hop forward with some mild resin and orange peel. Light caramel notes and not much bitterness with a nice long finish.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is hops - floral and citrus. Full bodied. Moderate carb. Flavor is not harsh, and there’s a sturdy caramel backbone, but there is one heck of a lot of floral and citrus in this. As the initial hop drains away there’s an upsurge of mild grapefruit rind. Smooth, extremely hoppy and very tasty. But not at all burning or harsh. Brilliant ale.