davidd (7) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber, lots of complex hops. Strong and a bit heavy, but that didnít stop me from finishing it.
obguthr (4170) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tropical fruit nose, pineapple and grass. shimmering amber, medium yellow head. Whole overripe orange flavor. Grassy and bitter finish. Good.
Drake (9258) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by tia and HopTsing at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal and peppery hops with pale malts. The taste is tea, citrus, bitter hops and candied citrus. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.
tia (1023) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ 18th RG. Yellow amber with didnít white head. Smells resiny and sweet. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a little funk. Medium hop finish.
n8dogg515 (5) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2012 does not count
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Great body, appearance, and aroma. A bit too malty for my pallate, which has been the case in most imperials I have experienced.
boozedude (2096) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange with big white head. ..aroma..is caramel hopper and wood...taste is caramel pine and cream..very tasty but 2 thick imo..ok but wonít seek out...donít hate..just 2 surypy 4 me
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/24/12
Aroma: The nose has some grassy hops, pine, fruity notes, some caramel, and a bit of bread
Appearance: It pours orange with a fairly thick white head and fairly heavy lacing on the glass
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, fruit and caramel, with a mid-full piney hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-full, it feels somewhat sticky, with average carbonation, and a dry finish
I actually found this one to be a really solid IIPA, and Iím actually surprised it isnít a little higher in the style. It isnít a top of style offering, but I still found it to be very solid.
dmac (4274) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Blue Dog, I think. Poured a deep dark orange/brown body under an average sized foamy off white head with gobs of sticky lace. Aroma of citrus meat, citrus rind, peaches and apricots, wet bread and lots of fruit. A full mouthfeel with strong carbonation and no real alcohol warming but the alcohol is apparent. Flavor isnít quite as good as the aroma with notes of alcohol, bitter hops, citrusy grapefruit rind, wet bread and lemon zest. Solid.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent orange with a nice substantially sticky white head. Aroma is malt forward with some citrus and fruit. Taste is decently well balanced, some alcohol noticeable, hop bitterness is fairly substantial but doesnít last too long, lots of malt as well. Pretty good, comes off more like an English style IPA thatís ramped up.
CampesinoTino (790) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Appearance is a rusted orange and ruby color with a ring of sudsy white head and lacing around the glass. In the aroma thereís mostly orange citrus and caramel with some malt and pine toward the end. The flavor opens up with lots of aggressively bitter, resiny hops notes along with plenty of grapefruit, dried mango and lightly toasted malts. The alcohol is noticeably hot at the end while the finish brings more tropical fruit and astringent bitterness. Itís a little on the boozy side and not quite as balanced as their IPA but enjoyable enough to merit a purchase for DIPA hunters.