marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours light amber with a t;hick foamy white head and a toffee and citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a nice dose of hop bitterness that balances out the massive malt base. Very delicious.
brianza_ale (185) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 big 6fl bottle, straight fresh from SD thanks BOB. 5th anniversary ale. Moderate dense foam, gold to light amber colour, little bit hazy. Smells fruity, tropical, resin, pungent, mint, fresh. Tastes orange, malty, biscuity, caramel, resin/weed; medium pleasant and round sweetness, very nice medium bitterness which is really the best thing, very balanced. Medium bodied, creamy and slick texture, masks extremly well the alcohool. Maybe the most balanced Imperial IPA I’ve tried, awesome brew
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Clear amber pour with a massive off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing as well. Sweet caramel malts and citrus fruits. Some pineapple upside down cake. Some pine and a bit of spice. The flavor is just too sweet for me. Lots of candied fruits and dried pineapple. Somewhat bitter on the finish with a big pine and resin finish. Mild alcohol, decent enough citrus, and caramel malts.
arnold931 (816) - Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber golden with white head. Nose is caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet malt and hops. Sticky mouthfeel. Good.
IrishBoy (3944) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Olive Tree Market. Pouring the bomber results in a huge aroma of mangoes and papaya, very fruity. Lightly hazy orange with a big off white head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly sweet with lots of tropical fruitiness.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Modern Times pint glass
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $8.99 (I think (lost receipt))
Purchased: May 21, 2015
Consumed: May 22, 2015
Misc.: 2015 version - 10.5 pct. ABV
Poured a golden, orange, hazy color with three fingers of frothy, white head. Could just barely see some bublles coming up along the sides of the glass. Good amount of uneven, spiderweb lacing along the sides of the glass. Average-to-above average retention. (Sight - 3.88)
Smelled pleasant hops up front of Citra, floral, Centennial and tropical. Also got nectarine, nectarine rind, caramel, peach, mango and light pineapple. (Smell - 4.13)
Initial thought on the first taste was…. funky. Got spoiled fruit, Centennial hops, Citra hops, floral hops, tropical hops, melon, pineapple, mango, tangerine rind, Grew on me late, but couldn’t quite pull the 4.00 trigger.
(Taste - 3.88)
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.88)
This was just a funky beer, but the more it went down the more I thought it of the good side. (Overall - 4.00)
3.95 89 B+
euniceradio (149) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to cervoise. Golden peach color. White head dissipates to ring with excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pear, pine and caramel malts. Taste is same with boozy hot floral finish. SHE’S A BEAST!!!
Kroney (200) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into pint glass. Appearance: Golden orange color with a pillowy egg shell white head. Aroma: tropical fruit, citrus, caramel, honey. Taste: mango, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, burnt sugar, caramel malt, alcohol. Palate: bitter, perfect carbonation level, sticky. Really good TIPA
jehoesefat (333) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Pours slightly cloudy orange with a thin white head. Good flavors, grapefruit and long finish turning bitter.
MRodgers1982 (108) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big hop aroma....that was the great stuff. Thats about it. Just a hop oil tea. No malt no dimension just straight hop oil. You couldnt even tell the different flavors from the hops.