bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber at 8% from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours bright gold with a white head. Aroma is a bit dank with lots of cooked stone and tropical fruits. Med + body. Flavor is rather dank, with something cooked/roast caramel, and a lot of bitter grapefruit, maybe pineapple, certainly unusual fruits. It is bitter. My tongue has surrendered. Great impact, taste wise. You want it bad, you get it bad here. Bad = bitter! Yum!
Ibrew2or3 (7420) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber called The Big Office at 8% pours with an opaque deep gold body that supports a thin off white head of foam that leaves behind spotty lacing. The aroma offers up a blend of resiny pine hops, the malty base and then pineapple and a sliver of grapefruit. The taste starts pretty smooth with malts and malt sweetened pine hoppiness. It quickly gets into malt sweetened resiny sticky pine hops as well as lesser amounts of pineapple and grapefruit fruity hoppiness that is largely bitter but also a dash juicy. Pretty nice firmly hopped firmly resiny brew.
strongpieman (1589) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Clear golden beer, ample white head, medium body. Hoppy some pine notes, bitter finish. Overall fine beer
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright hazy orange with little head. Nose is punchy pineapple and apricot immediately as you pour before some pine and resin play a nice part. The taste is predominately sticky, stewed stone and tropical fruit with a fairly mild resinous characteristic throughout which gives it a west coast feel. It finishes a touch short but it is damn refreshing and drinks much easier than the abv would suggest. Tasty stuff
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber, almost no head.
Nose shwos resinous, piny hops. A lot of caramel as well. Very malty.
Malty flavours too, some caramel followed by a little pine and resinous hops, finishing with an aggressive by balanced bitterness.
sloth (2624) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small, white head with fair retention and a thin but ample lace. Lightly hazycopper/gold hued brew. Nose is mild citrus, some iced tea, sweet, grainy malts. Body is lightly medium, undercarbonated, hint astringent. Medium sweet malts, grainy, caramel, light citrus and musty notes. Lightly sweet finish with no balancing bitterness. More of an east coast style IPA. Boring, malt forward brew. Bomber from statelineliquors.
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large sample on 14th July at the Clay Oven during an Indian food and beer tasting evening. This poured a good golden colour, slight haze though as I got to the bottle late on. Hop nose and taste, mildly citrusy with piney hints in the aroma. Sweeter in the mouth than the aroma suggested, but this is still a hoppy brew first and foremost. Enjoyable.
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall very good IPA, pretty strong, lots of hops but not overbearing, tasted at the brewery.