beer-yum (767) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Struck me as a ’malty’ rather than a ’hoppy’ double IPA. Either way, the body of this brew totally buries it’s strength - but in a sweet rather than bitter way.
zoucrew102 (791) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Good citrus hop aroma with notes of tropical fruit. Pours clear amber with a large, soapy off white head with good retention and some lacing. Good citrus and tropical fruit hop flavor to start. Finishes dry with some pine resiny hop bitterness. Good IPA.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep gold color with a dense, white frothy head. Nice citrus aroma. Earthy citrusy hop flavors with a full bodied, malty back drop. Nice DIPA!
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear Golden honey color with a thick off white head. Aroma has nice grapefruit, citrus rind and herbal/grassy notes...great lacing and retention. Flavor is more toward the herbal/grassy side...bitter and earthy with a hint of scallion and some underlying honeydew. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry and clean herbal/earthy/rindy finish.
Ipaluvr082 (70) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pour: clear copper amber with a pillowy off white head. Aroma: sweet stone fruit and citrus and malt. Taste: caramel, pineapple citrus and straw; there’s a smooth creaminess which fades to a dry slightly bitter feel on the palate. A nice drinker!
MrMajors (1) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Saw this a few times at my local shell station. Finally picked one up after seeing the ratebeer rating used as a selling point. Pours amber in color with about half an inch of white head. Tastes of malt and carmel with a short booze finish. Somewhat creamier mouthfeel than most double IPAs. Not a bad beer at all.
Braudog (5975) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Go Ravens. Nice rustic visuals, deep amber, solid head retention. Thickly malty, the slightly higher alcohol is evident in a little bit of a burn. But easy to drink, and relatively easy going overall. (#5913, 1/3/2014)
rader58 (815) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear honey colored. Aroma of pineapple, grass, citrus, and a touch of caramel. Flavor of citrus, mango, pineapple, pine, caramel. A robust hop monster with a subtle sweetness.
RCx240 (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark copper amber, foamy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is resinous, with hints of toffee and caramel. Taste is bitter, nutty, toffee and caramel, some resin. Finishes crisp, slightly bitter, short and abrupt. Medium body, foamy mouthfeel. Quite nice.
Ernest (6576) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, apricot).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Almost no aroma whatsoever, which is very odd for the style...perhaps an old sample, but these just started showing up in Colorado recently so they *should* be pretty fresh (alas, no bottle dates). Decent flavor balance and mouthfeel, though.