Gus_13 (19) - Brandon, Mississippi, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from bomber into a snifter glass. Appearance: Dark orange almost red in color. Pour left it with a good finger and a half head on it. Head was tight white bubbles. Lasted a little while but gave way to a ring around the glass with good head lacing. Good amount of carbonation. Aroma: I pick up huge hop aromas right at the beginning. You can get the piney, citrusy notes very easily. I loved the smell and was impressed. Taste: First thing is bitter like a sour candy! Itís powerful but enjoyable at the same time. The first sip is always surprising. A mix of citrus fruits especially grapefruit run all through this. After taste was just perfect for me. Lasts the right amount of time to get you ready for the next swig. Note: I noticed as it warmed the flavors stayed around but the sweetness became more enhanced. I really enjoyed that mix with the bitterness of the hops. Kind of like going from white grapefruit juice to ruby red in comparison. Verdict: I really really like this beer. Itís fast becoming a favorite. I grabbed 3 bombers when it came out and Iím glad I did. Iíll be working this into a regular rotation as long as I can get it. Great for a last summer drink. It does everything I like about an Imperial IPA while bringing the bonus of the sweetness as the beer warms. Grab a bottle and try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DialSquare (2762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from ABC. Murky amber pour with a thin off-white and light lacing. Aroma is caramel, bread, pine and peachy citrus. Tastes are nice crisp apricot, floral and soft bitterness. Well balanced with sweet caramel malts. Not crazy complex, but good at what it does.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was lucky enough to get this on tap at the brewery. One of Napa Smithís best beers. Strong floral flavors with a small bite.
nick76 (4234) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is very fruity with citrus and tropical fruit, there is also pine. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall itís quite good.
Palidor19 (2970) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice well rounded beer with a great balance between the hops and malts. slightly nutty with a some nice floral hops. though its strong in ABV its very well hidden. this is a great product
rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical amber colored DIPA body with a two finger thick head and mild residual carbonation. The smell was very mild for a DIPA, with the hops coming across as piney, floral, herbal, and earthy. The taste was quite bitter, with the same piney-earthy-herbal hop profile up front, and some spice in the finish. The malt was evident as a simple and light sugary taste. The overall flavor profile reminded me lot of a strong tea with some sweetness. The beer drank much more easy than the 9.2% ABV it contained, and there wasnít any warming or burn at all. This beer did not start very promising, but delivered the hops in the end.
IrishBoy (3858) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber and draft from Imbibe Wine. Nose is slightly musty, citrus hops, oaky wood with hints of chardonnay, and caramel. Hazy copper orange with a medium cream colored head. Flavor is bigtime wood and wine with a moderate bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Very mellow BADIPA.
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Windy City. Highly hopped nose of grapefruit and sweetness. Robust and hoppy. Full bodied. Good maltiness and good amount of bitterness. Solid brew.
SSSteve (3788) - - JUL 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. citrus nose with bread, tea and pinch of cocoa. medium full body, but refreshing. not overly sticky or sweet. not overly bitter either. a good balance to say the least. lots of sweet hop resins(pine, apricot, lychee) with toast, caramel, butter, hints of licorice. another great one from these guys.
Suttree (5190) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy amber, big head. Smells like caramel and citrusy hops. Tastes like caramel and citrusy hops. Cut and paste DIPA review....