OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from Half Time beverage ok aroma, sweet. Tad oxidized. Kind of fruity.Figgy. brownish orange color, nice head, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish. Certainly past its best, though not totally ruined, just that oxidized thing going on. Otherwise fairly indistinguishable.
swoopjones (4220) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, amber orange pour. boozy, caramel maltiness, decent bitterness, sort of jumbled not a cohesive DIPA. muddled flavors. OK
jtclockwork (5094) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Bottle. Pours copper orange with beige head. Nose and taste of caramel, bitter hops, citrus rind, irand rind and toasted grain. Medium body. Dry bitter finish.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy ruddy copper with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Full bodied - almost. Heat is present. There’s a heavy sweetness. There’s a lot of hop. There’s a flavor aspect that’s not metallic exactly, but makes me think of that. Also hints of earth. There’s a lot of fruity hop. There’s a lot of a lot of things. With time the heat seems fairly low key. I’d like to figure out that different flavor, but that’s my only problem with this beer. Update: basil and oregano come to mind for that flavor.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pear, grapefruit, floral notes and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, floral notes, orange zest and mint with a smooth lingering floral finish.
crajun (685) - , Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice! I think I may like dipa’s!! bomber to bottle courtesy of trade with beerbill. really enjoyed this one - cloudy amber pour with malt and pine aroma. Beer blended malty sweetness, hops and pine well - slight alcohol at back end - this works; thanks Bill!!
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber with an off-white head that dissipates slowly and laces nicely. Aroma has a grassy hop note with a bit of apple and a backing sweet grain backbone. Flavor begins with sweet grains, but has a growing bitterness with pine and grass.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed amber DIPA with a thin off white head. In aroma, a fruity caramel malt with floral hops, treacle, boozy. In mouth, a nice burned caramel with floral hops, treacle, alcohol warmth, nice. On tap at TAP NY, April 28, 2012.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a clear copper amber with a medium sized white head. A bit warm on the nose, citrus and caramel. Medium to thick bodied, warm and boozy. Super sweet, lots of caramel and crystal. Finishes with a long bitter finish and more warm booze.
tgncc (2287) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is citrus, pine, caramel, substantially hoppy. The appearance is a clear, translucent deep amber, off-white head. The flavor is pine needles, caramel. Like eating a pine tree. Very hoppy.Piney, resiny finish, powerful and lingering. Medium-medium/thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Hops rule in this beer. Enjoyable, if not a standout in this style.