sandygoonie (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Listed as an intense or extra pale ale, I forget. Man what a nose, even though I had it in a plastic cup from the brewery. Aroma wasn’t real hop oily like other big hoppy brews, almost pepper like. Great carbonation to the end. Perfect balance of hops and malts. Would never guess it’s 8.3 unless I asked why ut was elevation 83. Had two good thing I wasn’t driving, as we were off to Lost Abbey.
Capa (2316) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper. Citrus and sweet malt. Not a lot going on here. Decent. (Draught in tasting room)
jh773 (233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruddy orange with a huge head like sponge cake that takes a very long time to reduce. Smell is tangy and subtle. Ale is rich and spicy with a citrusy malt backbone. Palate is slightly flat.
TattooJack (294) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bomber this is the ex-pa not an ipa and I could tell, not a lot of spices but really strong and chunky like a bread dumpling covered in gravy that gives you a buzz.
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber from Bev Mo. Very interesting hop biscuit aroma. Earthy noble type hop aroma, pretty big. Additionally a mild macadamia nut biscuit malt back ground. The malts really pick up in flavor with a crisp slight alcohol finish. Defiantly unique, I loved it some friends do not.
AtticusReasor3 (11) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice IPA like aroma. But what made this brew awesome was the flavor f biscuit alcohol hop huge mouthfeel unlike any other XXIPA. So many good things going on like pine spice peppery spice and great finish! Nothing really similar I can compare to.
edwardbass (652) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mine must be old - bomber from Kenwood Liquor on Oak Lawn, IL. Huge white/tan head. Aroma is sour orange. Taste is citrus bitter that is too astringent and has no malt to balance it. Palate is super-carbonated, super-dry and a bit watery. Oh well, I decided to give this a try blind, and it turned out to be an excellent beer if not old or ruined in some way.
MadRobin (2412) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Slightly hazy, amber-copper-orange with a 2-finger khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, other citrus, caramel and grass.
Taste of grapefruit, caramel, fruit, pine, citrus, toast and grass.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonization with a substantial mouthfeel.
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bjcp101 (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Having at brewery...inexpensive for an 8.3 extreme pale..what ever that means??? But great body and clean crispness...hops are pretty big and the malts really help make this an enjoyable experience.
Dentoro1231 (13) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber...bought due to a most wonderful braggot experience...This reminded me of a american strong ale with loads of hops. Not quite as malty as their american strong ale but made up with the additional hops. Loved the citrus hops. More biscut and some caramle, nice and dry nice bubbles.
Artistdave (65) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at source....spicy hop aroma along with a malt presence. Drinking this was great..great use of biscut malts and hops danced back and forth between malt balance. very full bodied...8.3 percent did not know this until wife took keys. great brew