acasteel (26) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An imperial IPA with no smutty nose. Thick head. Like sucking a lemon through a pine cone but in a good way.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-small half finger of head with filtered apple juice color. Faint lacing with white head
S-lots here. Big Resin, syrup and mild malts up front with peaches, honey, and faint pine making up the rest.
T-malts and resin mostly, with some soap and pine. Very faint grapefruit. Tropical and citrus variety at the end. Some bread and soda crackers.
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KatonahBeerMan (2) - Katonah, USA - APR 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle, I notice the amber color and low head. Aromas of lemon and hops. Creamy palate with tastes of vanilla and a hint of clove. Not overpowering and not bitter. This is a high quality beer, worth another go-around.
adamhorror (84) - USA - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a slight hazy golden body. Head is white, big bubbles. Aroma is crisp bitterness with a tang of orange and lemon zest. Taste is slightly bittersweet. Palate is bitter citrus (orangey-lemon) and grassy flavors. Glass retains a white bubbly lace.
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VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden color, lots of lace. Nice frothy orange scent, a little pine, pungent. Mildly bitter, citrusy taste with an easy aftertaste. Nice beer all around.
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with about a finger of head and some nice lacing. There are lots of small particles floating around. Aroma is resinous hops, citrus, pine and a touch of malt. Nice. Taste follows the nose and is initially sweet but then the bitterness kicks in and lingers after the finish. I like the balance. The body is medium and slightly creamy and oily. A decent DIPA.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange. Briefly starts sweet but ends extremely bitter as expected for a double IPA.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours hazy yellow with a full white head. Aromas of hops grassy notes with citrus and pine. Flavor is bitter and very hoppy. Body is medium and a bit astringent. Finish is bitter and grassy a bit boozy as well
Borresteijn (6369) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
66cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! As Brewmaster’s Reserve Double IPA, grey & black label. Slightly hazy golden orange colour, off-white head. Aroma of light sweet floral malts, pine, light sweet citrus, very elegant. Flavour is soft and sweet, crisp malts, flowers, light sweet citrus, bitter citrus and pine in the finish, nice and balanced. Medium-bodied, high drinkability.
Slubgob (305) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pour into a tulip glass. Color looks like an apricot -- quite striking. Aroma is fairly typical for an IPA, more on the grapefruit side of hops than pine. In the mouth it’s fuller with more body than I expected, and initially there’s almost a sense of cream. I can’t recapture that feeling on subsequent tastes, and the hops shine through with grapefruit and astringency. There’s a bit of the roundness in the finish, and a hint of sweetness. I’ve gotten a bit burned out on super hoppy IPAs, but this strikes a nice balance between the hops and other beer flavors.