Ratman197 (11098) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and citrus. Palae was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, citrus and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
rocbyter (1943) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt and hop aroma. Cloudy orange color with a small white head. Light sweet beginning with a sharp sudden bitter finish.
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy light amber with a decent creamy near-white head. Aroma is very perfumy to my snoz. Med body. Damn but it is floral. With of course a decent mildly roasted caramel backbone. But it is incredibly floral. So it’s not exactly bitter, and that caramel sweet is detectable, but it’s certainly hopped all to heck. It’s suggestive of a rose petal, but that’s probably not what the floral is. There’s a lot going on in this, and I think it gets a little citric/resin as my tastebuds and nose get used to the floral. Amazing. I think I’ve never had anything so floral at the start.
zdk (1824) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by murphym45 - I was a little dubious about this one, but it was surprisingly tasty. Amber copper pour, with pillow, fluffy head. Arouma is sweet, maple syrup, piney, grapefruit, sweet caramel body, touch of oxidation. Resinous hops, but wet finish, juicy fruits. Alcohol is well hidden
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours amber, almost ruby, with a very light haze and a medium beige head that laces a bit. Very nice hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and pine, grapefruit, and hints of caramel. Taste is very hoppy but there is enough malt to balance it out. Piny hop bitterness on the finish that lingers. A very solid DIPA, and a great value!
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color; medium sized head, compact. The aroma is still very nice, fruity; then comes a strong, mellow aroma of brewing cereals; unexpected, but pleasant. Good body strength, caramel flavor, lightly soapy; strong bitterness, still some hop resins, but no fruits. Strong and long final. Solid brew.
Unfortunately, another bottle that I maybe spoiled, keeping it too long (since Oct ’09 till July ’10), waiting to share it...
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. light caramel copper color. medium hop aroma, not getting that typical MA buttery taste/aroma. taste is medium bitterness, kind of light for a DIPA. Balanced but lacking the needed hop BITE, IMO
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe i souldn’t review a couple of DIPA’s in one night, just saying...Nice deep amber pour, little head, but than again, I have been sitting on this for a bit and not quite sure how it ages, thanks Dmangtr for the beer. Overall a fan, i love Dipa’s, but this was just a big boozy ass-kicking to my sobriety, i felt drunker and drunker the more i drank. Big malts, big hops, and finishes with big booze. This may not be the best review but my bad. Good luck, good beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Middle Ages Double India Pale Ale is a hazy amber ale with a big, fluffy, off white head that has really good retention. It leaves nice sip lines on the glass. It has a green, leafy aroma. It smells like hop pellets. There are notes of hay and orange peel in the nose. It’s pretty full bodied and smooth with a dry finish that leaves the tongue a little chalky. It’s peppery and resiny tasting. The leafy, green bitterness is pretty strong and it lingers a little after the swallow. There’s not really any sweetness here. Yeah, it’s a double IPA and there’s nothing wrong with it but if someone was looking for a double IPA I wouldn’t recommend this immediately.
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is floral, hoppy, fruity. Light on malts, heavy on hops, much of what would be expected from double IPA. Strong in alcohol. Nice after taste. Definitely have this one again.