mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from StFun (thanks Josh), pours a cloudy opaque orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out woody resinous hops, pine, some metallic undertones, and some peppery toasted malt. Flavour brings out shitloads of peppery hops, a pronounced spiciness, metallic notes, wood, and more pepper. Did I mention there is pepper in here? Not sure what the hell this is supposed to be, but itís dominated by pepper and metallic notes. Not very good.
JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice golden orange pour, citrusy and hoppy with some grassy notes. It's pretty good.
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mcnealc31 (242) - Elida, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange and surprisingly crisp and clear for an Imperial IPA. Thin layer of a white head floats atop. The aroma is all fresh, citrusy hops. The punch is not as big as expected from a 100 IBU beer, but you know itís an IPA. Loads of citrus and grassy hops give it a very fresh, summery flavor. Enough sweetness from the malt to cut through. With no bottling date, there is no way to know how old it is. The flavor is great, but Iím wondering if the hops have lost some potency. Oh, and it clocks in pushing 11% ABV.
Even if this is a little old, itís really tasty. Lots of hops, enough malt to give it some balance, and deceptively smooth for its ABV and IBU. Iíll definitely do this again!
mikesaum (519) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours dark reddish orange with a thin off white head. Aroma isnít all that hoppy, to be honest it smells belgian-ish, sweet malt. Taste has more hop punch but not what i look for in a dipa, and i swear they are using a belgian yeast in this and i think its fuckin up the flavor, the spice notes are interfering too much with the hops Iím wanting to taste. Palate is a bit thin. ok beer, bad dipa.
matthewjk (800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the worst of DIPAs, but too one-dimensional for me. Hoptimus is sweet and grapefruit, and then not much else. Little cloying actually. Has some nice elements, but canít rate beyond a solid B. 1st try from New Albanian / 220z bottle.
TheArgoPirate (50) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber was a gift/exchanged for some Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Pours golden with moderate cream head that lingers. Nose is heavily citrus (grapefruit?). Strong citrusy hop flavor with moderate bitter finish. Very tasty and balanced.
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jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the í13 Cincy Beerfest. Golden amber color with a thin off white head. Nose of yeast and orange peel. Flavors of grassy hops with some coarse bread, grapefruit rind, leather and earthy tones. Long finish of composted grapefruit rinds. Lots of hop flavors but not my favorite.
AndyW68 (702) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a white head. Citrus comes through in the aroma and taste.Nice bitter finish. Leaves the mouth dry.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy dark orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was hoppy. The thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The deep flavor contained notes of hops. A wonderful best in class brew. An excellent example of an I2PA.
queenholly (2409) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Three Fires. Ice tea malt and orange aroma. Clear light copper with a small off-white head. Caramel malt, sweet orange hops, Medium body, moderate carbonation. Aroma was a bit weak, and hops rather subdued.