jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle to aroma to palate to taste to finish, this brew is world class. Grassy pine citrus aroma. Firm crisp palate, hoppy bitterness with a great malt balance. Finishes crisp and hop floral notes carry through and leads you to drink more. Classic!
edwardbass (571) - 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 (2120) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured at GABF and was volunteer pourer. Superb beer and after having enough beer to make my eyes swim, that says it all. Malty and hoppy smell...even steven. Flavor of decent malts and the hops popped through so nicely. Also hard to believe it is 8.3%. Could be a dangerous brew in 22OZ bombers.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from this place. 22 oz bomber. Hop aroma good. The best of this beer was the balance between the alcohol, hops and the malt. TYhe malt made this brew. Not one sided like other typical IPAs, There is theother side of the coin and this one nailed it.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Interesting. ABV of a IIPA, flavor profile of a standard pale ale, just bigger and chewier. Lots of citrus, especially grapefruit, and a good amount of biscuit malt. ok, but not what i was hoping for."
osiderworld (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At brewery aroma good but not much there, fairly clear. Taste is where this one kicks in initial malt biscuit flavor with a great hop finish. Citrus, fresh cut grass and dry.
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22ozbomber from liquor store on 101, crystal clear dark golden with big white pillow head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma with some grain peeking through. This one has more of a grain nite than most XXIPA, which was evident and like able. Finished extremely dry.