kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the bottle a medium orange with a thin creamy colored head. Powerful aroma of pine, lemongrass, and orange peel. Strong carbonation with lots of hop character. Grassy, spicy, and piney hop flavors. Body holds the hops in check, but stay way in the background. Finish is dry and bitter. Lingers for a while.
mages64 (71) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hadn’t had this in awhile. Smells of marijuana, onion, citrus rind, malt, grass and even some pine. Appearance is transparent reddish golden. loose lacing and light carbonation. Taste is super pine, sweet and sticky malt, almost honey, citrus, grass and bitterness. Palate is sticky and lingering. medium body. Alcohol heat is there. Overall a nice Imperial IPA that I’d gladly drink again although one bottle in a sitting is about all I can handle.
raphael (1090) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strongest part of the aroma is pine a little too concentrated, sourish, with caramel and resin. Moderate white head on clear light amber. The pine continues in the flavor, not sour but tongue-numbing, alcohol with some caramel sweet and distant orange.
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, peach and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
luttonm (3729) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Pine Box, Seattle. Dark, red-orange with foamy nitro-looking head. Amber malts and big juicy hops, citrus and pine. Big, warming smooth body. Creamy carbonation. Relatively harsh hop/alc bite. Bittering, light juicy finish. pretty tasty.
keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a rocky white head. A very malty sweet aroma with a lot of caramel and bread. The flavor is not as sweet, more of the bitterness comes through. The finish is dry and peppery.
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 didn’t stop me from finishing it.
obguthr (5095) - 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 (11437) - 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 (1476) - 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 didn’t white head. Smells resiny and sweet. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a little funk. Medium hop finish.