wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 102. Cloudy deep red with a thin fading head. Nice pine and slightly dank hops with some earth on the nose. Bitter front end continuing all the way through, but kept in check with the malts. Solid DIPA. Walks a good line between the resin and some nice orange citrus. Is there rye in this? Has a good earthiness to it.
madmitch76 (15101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th September 2012
Very hazy deep amber - red beer. Big pale tan head. Palate is smooth and slightly soft and slightly dry. Smooth malt, light toffee and a touch of cream. Whisper of red berry fruits before pleasant marmalade hops bring up the rear. Smooth finish. Comes over like a barleywine. Nice!
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker red-amber with big, foamy, tan head, decent legs / Bright nose of weed, pine, citrus, caramel / Medium to full body, creamy, chewy, sweet with big hop bite, and nice bitter finish / Flavors of cut pine, weed, candied sugar, grapefruit, orange & lemon peel, / Outstanding double ipa.
monkeychugg55 (877) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is resinous Chinook hops and some dark crystal malt. The flavor is similar with a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty good.
EJ5632 (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark copper with cream colored head. Good head retention. Toast aroma. Slight hop aroma. Incredibly complex flavor. Carmel malty with slight mix of hop bitterness. Very good.
arkurzynski (1522) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BA eorwar. Thanks! Brownish red pour with thick, frothy off-white to tan head. Nose is spicy citrus and pine with fruity toasted malt and light peppery alcohol. Flavor is a nice bitter citrus rind with toasty malt, slightly nutty, and faint roast notes. Lingering bitter citrus and toasted/lightly roasted malt. Somewhat sticky, even mouthfeel. Dead-on to what you would expect for stated style. Another solid-as-hell brew.
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Batch 22. Pours a murky reddish amber with thick, fluffy khaki-red head and lacing. Notes of sweet malts, some roasted malts, dark fruits, caramel, pine and citrus.
kaser (2712) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bomber. Very dark red pour. Small white/tan head. Fruity nutty apricot smell - unexpected. Amazing fresh hoppy fruity and mildly malty taste. Way better than expected. Almost like a IPA
AWISLguy (1296) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Fischman’s. Pours a reddish copper, looked pinkish, iniitially, with a brownish orange head. Some spotty lacing. Lovely color. Aroma has - hello hops! - citrusy, pine hops. Leaping up and grabbing you hops. Ok, and eventually some caramel shows through with some earthiness. Dank and nice! Taste is of citrus (orange, melon, pineapple) and a lot of resin. Some caramel malt back for underlying sweetness and some hint of spicy/toastiness and pine, but mostly this is up front fruity and bitter. Sticky. Dry. Finishes more bitter than sweet, but not tipping past unbalanced. A double ipa would be my style guess - and a good one. The hops are first and foremost. Liking Pipeworks stuff!
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #70. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is spicy hops. Taste is spicy hops- smash mouth hopr taste. Dry aftertaste. The hop flavor seems to vacation in your mouth. Caramel malt hidden by the hops but it is there. Nice lacing.