PorterPounder (6062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, nice sticky off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Floral accented aroma with some sweet papaya-like fruity notes, a hint of excess crystal malt. Flavor is syrupy and sweet, a little too malty for an IIPA. Some brief bittersweet grapefruit notes, a bit of caramel, maple syrup finish. Sticky mouthfeel....but not in a good way. A little too much of everything.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: September 16, 2012
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, spidery lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, spicy pine, candied orange
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, earthy, sweet orange, light bitterness, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
unclemattie (4351) - Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Great label, shooting stars of hops. Aroma of hops, mmm good. Sweet caramel malt backbone. Deep orange color, thin white head. Oily textured, heavy bodied. Whoa, loads of hops. Huge resin, fruity florals, big C-note flavor, some citrus, pine hops. Rich malt body, well made, to carry all of these hops. Very nice, big American IIPA. It’s a huge beer. (3480)
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Boy this tastes d e l i c i o u s. Bitter and sweet is what I look for in an IPA. They could go in a lot of other directions with this tweaking it toward Belgium styles.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Rating #44. Dense and murky brown pour with a nice tan head. Very dank hop aroma, a bit of oine and citrus mashed together. More dank hops in the flavor as well, light caramel sweetness and above average bitterness. (2500)
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Yardhouse, Palisades mall. Copper reddish in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing. Hoppy citrusy aroma. Caramel citrusy earthy flavor. Full bodied. Very drinkable. Dry finish.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Murky copper with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel, citrus, pine resin, oak and alcohol. Flavor is more sweet caramel, medium bitter hops and some light boozy oak/alcohol. Medium body with a sticky mouth feel. This is one of those IIPA/Barley Wines, really nice either way. There is a fair amount of sweetness but the hops and high abv help balance it out.
MattH (660) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange pour. Aroma is orange peel, booze, and apricot. Taste is sweet, boozy, and bitter.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from local store. Beautiful amber color with thick head taste is sweet citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Taste is dry but not too dry. Hops are up front. Nice malt balance.
Ratman197 (10922) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, light earthiness and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, candied orange, earthiness and pine with a smooth dry lingering bittersweet finish.