Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A sugary, somewhat boozy and dry-piney IPA. Not a fun beer at all
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed relatively fresh one month after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by drfabulous, thanks Jeff
The look: Clear orange-blonde, lots of small particles, medium white head leaving good lacing on the glass
In long: Nose is rather discreet for a monster 11% Double IPA, light alcohol fumes and some light dry pine tree notes. Taste is equally simplistic. Sugary caramel, very sweet with a strong refined white sugar flavor, some booze, dry pine tree that seems to dry out the finish more than adding bitterness. The piney dryness is actually quite assertive and contrasts a lot with the sweet sugary attack. Alcohol is overall well hidden. The attack was too sugary-sweet and the dry piney finish was too abrasive. Could have used fruity flavors or something else to make it more refreshing. But as it is, I didn’t find it a fun beer to drink and I had a hard time finishing my bomber. Hoptimus for a hoppy beer, how original, a quick ratebeer search shows that seven breweries have a hoppy beer named Hoptimus, this name is as creative as the dude who named the place where me make fire “fireplace”.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours dark amber in color. Malty, hoppy taste with strong hints of dried fruits and caramel. Could taste the high alcohol content.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of Paul at a tasting at his place. Pours a clear amber with brown hues and a thin to medium sized white head. Oxidization and age apparent on the nose, fruit and plums. Medium bodied, sweet and old. Malt, touch of hops, toast, malt. Moves into an oxidized bitterness with some remnants of hops.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber with a smallish head. Oddly, a slight hint of sweetness to the smell. Some sweetness to the brew as well, which serves as a complement to the hopiness.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from StFun... Poured a murkey red color, with a nice head. Smelled bready/malty and lighlty hopped. Taste was a sweet bready maltiness, followed by a light bittering from the hops. Kind of an east coast DIPA... Medium body, it wasnt sticky or dry.... some where in between. Alcohol was well hidden. Overall sub-par DIPA... meh. Thanks Josh!
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle in West Lafayette, nice golden color, nice modest head, plenty of hops including florals, some good level of malt which smooths out the 100IBUs
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden pour with a lacing white top. Scent is earthy and citrus. Taste is citrus and malts.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i dont know if this stuff was infected or what, but it tasted wierd, had prinbgly carb and the bottle sat thier foaming over for 2-3 hours after cracking. didnt really enjoy this beer much. meh.
Nephilium (1218) - Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hop aroma, with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Pours a cloudy orange with a tight white head. Strong hop presence in the flavor, with some caramel malts to support it. Long bitter finish, that lingers on the palate. The alcohol content is very well hidden, this is a solid IIPA.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks Josh! Pours a caramel amber with an off-white head that lasts throughout the bee and laces nicely. Aroma has some light pine hop with a bit of resin and caramel and sweet grains underlying. Flavor begins sweet with caramel and cereal that is joined by a resinous pine hop.