DYCSoccer17 (3549) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is sweet and malty with plenty of floral notes. Behind this is some really nice and intense piney hoppiness. Nice grassiness. Quite quaffable A little reminiscent of Alesmith IPA. Scantly hazy copper-colored body with a medium to large white head present. Starts with a moderate floral and earthy bitter hop flavoring. Some caramel and cereal maltiness present in the middle. Finishes with a little citrus astringency. Really well-balanced beer that’s quite flavorable.
IslandHaole (1174) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper/orange color with quickly fading beige head. Wonderful aroma, sweet citrus, honey tangerines. Delicious, well-balanced, pine sap, honey, caramel, quite lovely! The alcohol is well hidden but you can feel it warming you on the way down. I really like this one!
jbruner (3545) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy golden brown from the bomber with thin wispy off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of malty sweetness over just a hint in fruity pine hops. Taste follows, minimal hops for what it is, not bad though.
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light rusty color, with an even toned haze. Aroma is malty, and so is taste, which is a down the middle RIPA to my taste, with grape fruity, pithy hops into the finish. $5.75/pint
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beastiefan2k (3044) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber. I bought this bc its the fresh 50th anniversary edition. Unfortunately, its as bad as I thought. Bland, cleaning product indistinct hops. This is what I hate with beer like this. Complete waste of time.
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Cloudy dark-orange bordering on red, foamy near creme color head. Brush of lacing.
N: Huge pineapple and grapefruit. Pine and earth. Peppercorn and cracker. Touch of toffee. Orange syrup undertones. Bit of lavender.
T: Quite sweet and bitter.
M: Dry razorblades for a medium body, just the lightest touch of alcohol, and foamy, fuzzy carbonation.
O: Big burly IPA. Easy to drink with a lot of tasty hops. A classic.
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Treated as a DIPA, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy golden semi-transparent orange color with a slim quarter finger’s worth of foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light trickling messy lacing roams around the glass.
The smell takes sweet citrus to combine with bitter citrus rind. Light honey tones smooth it out a bit.
The taste was bittersweet as it combined the previously mentioned flavors. A light crisp sweet citrus to honey aftertaste rolled into a quick wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation is mostly smooth allowing the bitterness to somewhat take the lead on the harshness.
Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA that I’m sure I’d have again.
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Sort of a bland IPA, but not bad.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Winooski Beverage. Hazy amber, large dense fizzy tan head, food retention. Aroma of grain, caramel, piney and spicy hops. The taste is caramel malt, menthol, tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Medium bodied, low carbonation, a bit flaccid, moderate lingering bitterness.
dresden (1266) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honey golden and clear. Big piney aroma. Caramel malt is thick and bitter with a pine and grapefruit. A few years ago I would have gone crazy for this but these big beers have changed so much and this feels like it’s missing something, despite being a great and we’ll executed beer