DialSquare (2204) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from gailís in hickory. muted citrus and floral hop aroma. taste is orange and grapefruit with background floral bitter. texture is slick thin to medium with little carbonation. ok.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from TJís, Carrboro. Címon NC, letís get some more IPAs and DIPAs going! This one was very nice indeed, with a character that was predominantly floral but with an understated and nicely dry presence throughout (hints of tea) that doesnít interfere with the fruits and (comparably modest) resin. Thick mouthfeel is a delight, and emphasizes the creamsicle taste that often comes through. Well done!
Drake (7831) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Amos Howards on 4/7/11. Pours a slightly hazy yellow amber color with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of very bitter hops... earthy, citrus and resiny notes with a good malty balance. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.
zizzybalubba (1301) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Bestway in Greensboro. The pour is an as-expected dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of grassy and piney hops. Really nice balance in flavor of the piney hops and malt sweetness, more than most. At 7% ABV this just barely classifies as a DIPA but the flavor does lean more toward DIPA than a single IPA with the heavier emphasis in both the hop and malt profile. Nothing mind-blowing here just a really well made DIPA.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells floral with some bitter citrussy undertones. Tastes of sweet citrus, resiny, some breaddy hints, floral with a bitter peppery finish.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz - Chill hazed amber, thin creamy white head. Fresh dried pine and white grapefruit zest rides a soft toasted caramel backbone throughout. Bitter hop punch with a rounding touch of malt in the finish. All about the hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Your hop fix will no doubt be...well...fixed...
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A semi-sweet and uber-hoppy golden IIPA. Nothing new here but man is it good.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed probably fresh soon after purchase. Shared with a few friends.
The look: Almost clear golden body topped by a small white head
In long: Powerful and pleasant hoppy nose with a strong floral and grassy character. Taste has a lot of crunchy caramelized malts, honeyed hard cookies, a truckload of floral hops, some grapefruits, grass, pine-tree. Bitterness level is pretty high but somehow not very aggressive. The hop encompasses all that is American hops and just enough sweet malts to balance it out. And at 7% it is in the grey zone between IPA and IIPA. This is an archetypical American IPA, a country that I love more than before, because I like my USA like I like my women, without a Bush.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Draft at the Thirsty Monk. It pours a light amber color. The nose has lots of herbal and citric hops. Lots of piney bitterness on the tongue. All hops all of the time. A hop heads delight! Dry finish.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber: Itís hoppy as all get out, no doubt. Aroma was faint, if at all there. Flavor was initially nice, although itís very bitter (I know, this IS an IPA), and the hops seem to either have lost most of their freshness, or this is just a different kind of IPA. I like big, aromatic floral IPAs that pop with grapefruit, orange, etc. This had very little on the nose. Not a terrible beer by any means, but not exactly my cup o tea.
Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden. Nose was grassy citrus hops. Taste had grass, spice, citrus, bready malts, and bitterness.