pantanap (3155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml waxed bottle (rare batch #153, bottle #36/66). courtesy of a recent trade. so i really wanted to share this one seeing how much i enjoyed my previous dipa from LF but this one was calling my name with each opening of the refridgerator door... pours a mostly hazy/cloudy apricot orange-brown with a fluffy white head due to a vigorous pour that leaves quite a bit of lacing as it slowly dissipated... totally different aroma than the double sunshine with an emphasis on citrusy hops and pine resin combination unlike the overflowing juiciness of the other which is all fine and good, just different. some honey-like tangerine sweetness welcomes itself and sticks around for a bit... from a flavor perspective, the sweet tangerine from the aroma immediately opens the door and introduces us to mr. bitterness which grabs us by the arm and takes us for the tour. midway through, the citrus fruit and tangerine man rejoin the group and we all proceed to develop a nice rapport with each other. bitterness is apparent but perfectly suitable for the experience and leaves a pithy, citrus peel finish on the palate. medium bodied and carbonation holds up well to the beer. pretty enjoyable brew i must say and LF is batting 1.000 (where n=2) and makes me want to seek them out that much more. identical score to double sunshine but 2 totally different beasts. i would say this one leave more of a bitter impression where as the former had more of a distinct juicy hop fruitiness that is difficult to deny.
nickd717 (3395) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Bubba83 on BA for this great Vermont tick. Pours a mostly clear bright orange-copper color with a well-formed whitish head that leaves a nice bubbly foam layer. The aroma is awesome fresh hops - citrusy and herbal, almost reminiscent of Dreadnaught or something. Just a little maltiness behind it. The flavor has a subtle caramel malt base and a huge hop punch in yo’ face with grapefruit, tangerine, resin, and herbal notes. Really palate-wrecking without being too syrupy, with somewhat soft carbonation and a long bitter finish. This one is legit! I really like it and think it’s up there with a solid west coast IPA.
TomDecapolis (4223) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared at the BBD10. Pours a hazy deep amber with a medium off white head. Aroma was loads of citrusy hops, some caramel and just an overall great American hop nose. Flavor of the same great bitter citrus notes along with some caramely malt to help balance a little. Excellent DIPA
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[BBD 10] Lightly hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, and tropical fruits. Taste of light sweetness up front, pine, citrus, grass, and grapefruit finish.
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange amber pour with a white head. Aroma is absolutely packed with citrus, including notes of orange and grapefruit, along with apricot, caramel, and bread. In the flavor the citrus moves to more floral, grassy, and resinous components, along with good malt balance. Drinkable, and hides the alcohol well. Nice brew.
oteyj (2114) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Carl. Hazy orange amber with a white head. The aroma is huge orange citrus, nectar, caramel, and bread. The flavor is more citrus, floral perfume, grass, resin, and caramel bread malt. A sticky smacking finish with caressing effervescence and a resinous finish.
Jblauvs (1336) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a hazy orange amber. The aroma is Uber citrus, some nectar fruit, sweet caramel candy, and some light breadiness. Flavor is a continuation of this with a crisp citrus bite complimented by a huge breadiness. the finish is stick, with lingering floral notes. Nice!
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Bomber from Warren Store.
Appearance : Clear pale amber with small foamy white head.
Aroma : Fresh crips hops, nice floral notes. Nice passion fruits.
Taste : Great resinous and citrusy hops. Floral with passion fruits. Rather grassy. Finish grassy with resinous notes.
Overall : Very good. We had Triple Play just before and I feel my palate was already "hop-tired" a bit. Still a very solid beer, great hop profile. Nice malt background.
2 bomber courtesy of Ruth shared among friends. Thank you so much Ruth.
Appearance : Clear golden with a medium creamy head. Nice lacing
Aroma : Dry leafy hops. Hints of mango and passion fruits. Awesome nose !!
Taste : Hoppy, very bitter and a bit warm. Bitterness is a bit overwhelming at first. After a couple sips, I’m starting to get some flavours. Some passion fruits and leafy hops. Some alcohol on the finish
Overall : Really solid bitterness all along. Awesome nose. I wished it had been a little less bitter. I think the bitterness was shadowing some of its flavour. Still an amazing brew. Really crisp and refreshing. Great stuff. March 20th 2010 9,4,8,3,17;4.1
MrsUghsmash (24) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like grapefruit, pineapple, and pear. Pours pretty orangey yellow with a little bit of bubble at the top. Good fizz to it, but a bit sharp tasting. I like the smell better than the taste. Taste is strong on grapefruit and pine flavors, a bit too sour for my taste.
Ughsmash (6671) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, batch #86, bottle #58/72. Poured hazy, milky, medium golden with a dense cap of off-white head.. tight lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up spicy pine, floral, and orangey hops over a pale, bready base.. citrus and peppery notes gave an extra kick right on the back of the nose. The flavor found toffee and bready note at the core along with some soapy character.. very bitter on the edges with orange zest, black pepper, and spicy floral character.. delightfully resiny through the finish. Medium-bodied and well-balanced on the palate.. spicy and warm, but never hot.. left a hoppy film on the back of the teeth.