hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber sent my way from psprings. drank on 9/15/09.
pours clear and brassy with a wispy/soapy tannish tinted head.
the nose stinks of booze and spicy hops... the aroma is really floral with caramel, malt, slight pine, some citrus, wood, earth and dough all playing secondary roles.
the palate is sweet up front but it finishes dry and prickly. the flavor is very similar to the characteristics in the aroma... with some added cocoa nib... the alcohol is not shy and simultaneously not unpleasant as it whisks away any remaining sweetness on the finish. numbing hoppiness leaves some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.
the body is on the light side of medium... i tend to like this as it combines with prickly spicy hops to become terribly/dangerously easy to drink en masse. 7/3/7/4/15/3.6
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Orangy Amarillo hop nose with some sweet malt balance. Citrusy grapefruit hop character up front with a bit of malt and a finish that’s a bit soapy. Tasty brew, aside from the finish.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a hazy amber color with a thin light tan head. aroma is slightly grassy and very citrusy...also a bit spicy...nice!...also a touch of caramel malt. flavor has sticky grapefruit with a light caramel malt backing and some grassiness at the end. finish is very dry and lingers with grapefruit. nice dipa.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Double D pours a delicious looking amber bronze with a big fluffy white head with thick, blanketing lacing. Fruity hop aroma chock full of citrus and pine with a strong caramel and biscuit malt scent to back up the hops. Very adventurous for a strong hoppy beer as the malts are incredibly thick and help carry the heavy hops. Full bodied, bitter and soapy this one drinks real well. Sweet malts with lots of bread and caramel flavor along with a solid nuttiness. Wonderful fresh citrus hops and some mild mixed berry flavor as well.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy amber with a foamy off white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Very strong aroma of citrus, pine, light fruit and caramel. Sweet caramel malt up front with a good strong bitterness that blends in finishes strong. Medium body with a syrupy mouth feel that is lightened by the active carbonation. This is a very well balanced IIPA that tastes as good as it smells. The alcohol is unnoticeable and there is a very nice dry hop flavor and aroma.
Ungstrup (30781) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel, spices, and grapefruit, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks CaptainCougar for coming to Denmark and bringing this.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brew pub. Poured cloudy golden amber in color with a large off white head. Aroma of caramel, juicy american hops, grapefruit. Taste is nice and sweet with caramel and grapefruit hops. Hops are not overdone, and everything on this balances out very well.
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Clear, golden-orange body. Big fruit aroma of citrus, peach and mango. Punchy citric hop flavor and rich crystal malt. Medium-full body, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty sticky and resinous with a lingering hop finish. Overall a pretty run of the mill IIPA that falls victim to the "bigger is better" that plagues the style. Taking this beer down a notch or two in gravity would probably improve it.
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Heavy fruits and hoppy nose, lychee and orange and strong malt. Clear orange pour with a billowy off-white head. Huge caramel with orange peel. Really ridiculously juicy hoppiness with low-medium bitterness. Strong alcohol, intense hoppy flavor. Medium body, too-strong alcohol lingers.
Theis (14479) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Cloudy amber - white head. High hoppy, sweetness, caramel, candy, toasted, knækbrød (Swedish flatbread), grape fruity, piney, light wooden notes, nice bitterness, light dryness. OK.