BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a fluffy bone head over a hazed golden orange body with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and tons of citrus hops in between. Earthy and chewy caramel notes as well. Taste is pine and grapefruit peel bitterness and a nice caramel-alcohol back bone that melds the flavor for a bitterness focused hop bomb in the best possible sense of the name. Highish residual sugars for the style. Creamy carbonation and quite enjoyable!
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pithy orange color with good foam, aroma is nice pineapple citrus, flavor is well refined, hoppy grapefruit, lemons, honey, not too metallic, very enjoyable
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours hazy brass orange with good looking beige head. The aroma is bread, caramel, hop resin, some citrus, and some pine; a little maltier than I was expecting, but still good. The flavor is also an even bready maltiness with some caramel and peanut notes, then an increasing hop element with lemon, pine, grapefruit. Finish is bitter with grapefruit and a little bit of wood. Pretty tasty. We paired it with a lemon pie with oat crust and it seemed to work pretty well.
paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from a bomber a nice golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is caramel malt with a nice citrus hop blast. Flavor is much the same, quite malty up front with a nice citrus hop blast finishing off with a nice grapefruit hop bitterness.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from bomber a beautiful golden apricot color with a full, creamy froth. Head retention is good and leaves a thick downy lacing. Aroma is both sweet caramelized malts and freshly picked citrus hops. Wow, I mean wow! The flavours start off sweet and chewy to almost sticky malt goodness before the hops enter with a smooth blend of grapefruit hop bitterness, hints of floral hops and pine hop bitterness. What A lovely beer, and the screen print on the bottle is awesome, hop cone with grapefruit innards. Cool!
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from south bay poured a golden amber in color with a frothy off white head that has average lace. aroma has refreshing citrus hops, sweetness, light caramel, and a crisp wet grass. medium mouth feel with good carbonation. flavor has more bitterness, citrus, mellow caramel malt, sweetness, and some dry fruit. this is actually a well rounded beer, mellow for a 9.4%, but i don’t get the hop blast I had thought would be in here.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at tasting at the Castle of the Mad Drbayern, along with his Igor, Celticbrew, our beer Pimp Brian, and Uncle Steve. Poured a dark yellow, with a minimal head. I found the aroma citrusy and fruity and light. The flavor was nice and hoppy with a heavy floral overtone. Mouthfeel was good.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle via Hophead22. Pours a nice slightly amber gold with medium white head. Aroma of floral and slightly citrus hops. Flavor is similar, but surprisingly not a lot of flavors. Just a solid DIPA. Mouthfeel is slightly slick with dry ending. Pretty good really.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with white head. Aroma of citrus. Citrus flavor throughout. Dry finish.
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the highlight of the LA Beer Fest for me. HUGE hoppy aroma smacks you in the face. My stomach was full of beer when I tried this one, and I was sad that I couldn’t do a better job at savoring it, but I was just too full. Loads of pine, grapefruit citrus, and oily mouthfeel. Can sense the alcohol in this one, it isn’t for the faint of heart. A bit too harsh of a dry bitterness in the finish, but I guess that is to be expected.