574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden copper with a big fluffy, rocky off white head. Nose is very spicy hops with some citrus and a lot of pine and floral goodness, but mostly just very spicy, pungent hops. Pretty awesome. Taste is so so bitter, and hardly sweet though it’s in there. Palate is not too light with an extremely lengthy finish. A big, bold, awesome IPA with just boatloads of hop character. Really amazing stuff that I hope I will be able to try again sometime. Thanks to Alex from Hops & Vines who created this beauty. A must have for any hophead.
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was extremely impressed by this beer...The nose is amazing! Grapefruit and citrus all over the place, could be used as an air freshener. The palate opens with nice bitterness, a ton of citrus, and some pine. Body is medium-light and very refreshing with a crisp, clean finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally reviewed: 5/13/11. 22oz bottle picked up at Peabody’s in Boone. Best by September ’11 marked on the label. Poured into an Allagash chalice. Pours a dark honey-gold with a thick off-white cap. Decent retention. The nose is fresh with tones of pine, grapefruit, mango, but it just doesn’t last long. Smells nice, just not really bold. Good full creamy mouth. Carbonation level backs it up nicely. Not too heavy, as I downed the bomber happily, but just "big" enough. Good fresh hoppy bitterness. Alcohol is non-existent, which is no surprise since this is only 7.0%. Juicy citrus fruits, caramel, light toffee-like sweetness, mild finish. This beer wasn’t a smack in the face, and it surely wouldn’t cause ’death,’ but it was tasty nonetheless
bhensonb (12961) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours clear copper with a creamy/foamy near-beige head. Aroma is mixed floral/grapefruit over a shy caramel backbone. Med body. The hop is definitely mixed. It’s strong. The grapefruit rind tends to dominate, but I think there’s plain old citrus and some floral. Probably resin, given the impact on the mouth. Won’t need embalming after this. Purely preserving ale. Finishes flashily bitter. 108 IBUs! Brilliant.
Pailhead (6025) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of light tropical fruits, citrus, and a touch of grapefruit. It pours a hazy, bordering on cloudy, amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with tropical fruits and light toffee and caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit. I am It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at amos howards 7/12/11.
hazy gold pour with a whitish head.
the aroma and flavor are really dank... mixed with onions, armpits, grapefruit, pine and florals with a malty backbone. there’s a resinous waxy bitterness on the finish and lingering in the aftertaste. it is a touch sweeter/maltier than i like but there is certainly no shortage of the hop goodness. 8/4/7/3/16
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 second time was plain old death by hops which was way better than aged with Jack. Awesome brew.
Aged in Jack was 3.4
Barrel aged in jack Daniels at busy bee and it is jack overpowering. Smells and tastes like jack Daniels. It cuts a lot of the bitterness away. I really enjoy regular death by hops. This is not a lunch beer though. This is a nice cigar IPA beer now.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Immediate nose tells me it is dated. Aroma of muted hops. Taste is slightly bitter with light citrus flavor. Medium palate. Wish this was fresh. Will attempt to find again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Guyute_Pig (102) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, tropical fruits, some caramel. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, caramel, bit of tropical fruit mixed in a well. Nice, clean aromatic IPA. Really good stuff. Quaff it down frequently.
joeneugs (4592) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ucusty. Thanks again D! It pours dark orange with a decent off white head. The aroma is a nice mixture of tropical fruit and lesser hints of pine and cat pee. There is a light hint of staleness, but hard to tell since I don’t know the age of the bottle. Light caramel malt as well. The flavor is a bit over hopped IMO, with massive bitterness compared to the relatively low gravity for a IIPA. Theres good flavor in here though with lots of pine, florals, citrus, tropical fruit and a seriously brutal finish.