durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Samís in Durham. Pours surprisingly hazy, sort of peach colored. Thin white head dies down and ends up a bit wispy. Nose of apricots, peaches, citrus, lemon zest, mild resin, and Juicy Fruit gum. Taste is similar but with a bitter kick at the end. Slick palate. Nice.
IPAsavedMYlife (342) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The smell coming off this thing is like I just dove my face into some mower clippings. Reasonable mouthfeel and head. As far as tightness of the taste, it is more on the loose/amature side. Some of the flavors are a little disjointed. I am glad to see they used a good amount of hop variety in there, but I just really didnít taste it. A nice, IPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of rich hop oils, a hint of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor of caramel malt with a bitter, resiny finish. Slightly odd tasting but definitely hop forward. Slight alcohol presence. Good stuff though there is something off about it.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys are all over the place now with their beers. Being able to find them locally is pretty cool because I used to drink their stuff when I was in college. Orange colored pour with a thick white head on it. Smell is mostly hops, a touch of alcohol, and plenty of grass and grapefruit. Taste is smooth and very interesting, sweet with a nice hop kick. Not really an "imperial" IPA - but a damn good easy to drink beer, thats for sure.
kassner (1292) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Busy Bee in Raleigh. Nice head, light copper color, very slightly hazy, withplenty of aromatic hops and enough malts to balance.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Probably past itís prime, bitter malty beer, Meh itís aight. Liked other stuff more
tmoreau (1935) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at a recent group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a clear, orange/gold color and modest amounts of off white head foam and lacing. The aroma was perfumey mid-fruit, citrus as orange & grapefruit, with some resin following up. Substantial, smooth malt to balance, some malt sweetness, and strong, lasting hop bitterness rounded out the flavor into the finish. Reminded me of a slightly mellower Tyranena Hop Whore, which is one of my favorite DIPAs.
SpringsLicker (2944) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours mostly clear light gold with a tall, sticky, white head.
The aroma is all hops, pine and citrus.
The flavor is mostly all a light bitterness. A hint of sweetness comes just before the dry finish kicks in but you wonít find it lingering around for long before the bitter finishes.
SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. a clear orange with almost no head. strong floral aroma from a distance with a sweet piney/pineapple candy note upon further inspection. flavor is not as sweet as the aroma suggest and is incredibly bitter. medium body and somewhat dry. tastes very fresh but not sure of age. best before 2/12. defines the threshold of bitterness i can handle without needing more sweetness.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gabe. Thanks! Citrus hop aromas. Pours yellow with a small white head. A lot going on in the flavor department. Grapefruit, pine, orange and mango flavors. Finishes light with a little bitterness. Overall an outstanding IPA.