ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with some caramel and biscuit malts.
T - Starts off with grapefruit, tropical, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, grassy, and floral hops with bitterness and some sweet bready malts.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and bitterness throughout. Great overall balance with good body.
b3shine (5333) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at the brewhouse. Looks solid; a transparent copper with white lacing. Smells hoppy and doughy. Tastes solid; like it smells, only better, with nice balance and a good mouthfeel. Abv is hidden well too. Nice.
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich orange, soapy offwhite bottles. Nose of rich caramel, honey, graham cracker, marshmallow, melted nougat. Taste of Alcohol, caramel, marshmallow, not complex or hoppy.
Glouglouburp (5998) - 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 (6584) - 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 (3551) - Everett, 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 (1502) - 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 (1349) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 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
12/13 Must be an old bottle from barberry licquers in west lafayette. No hops musty.
beernovice39 (3120) - 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.