ChrisSc (393) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Golden in color. Fairly clear. Small head when poured. Little retention.
Aroma: Tropical fruits - pineapple, mango, citrus. Malty backbone.
Taste: Mild bitterness.
Palate: medium body. Bitter finish.
Overall: Maltiness is nice. Bitterness is stronger than I would prefer.
77ships (4990) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Exclusive S&G Tasting: Special guest 77ships”. Thanks to Mathieu87. Hazy orange, thick white head. Huge orange hop nose, zest, floral, dough yeast. Taste is bitter floral, light medicinal hops, floral, dough yeast body. Tad yeasty body. Solid enough.
peterschreurs (85) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid double IPA. I just haven't been impressed with the Pipeworks beer that I have tried so far. Hard to tell if this bottle had been sitting too long on the shelf without a date stamp. Awesome graphics.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. aromas of bread, grapefruit, pine, light earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, dank bud, light pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (7263) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by KBL. Piney, grass hops with caramel. big, sweet malts, quite bitter. A rather old school double IPA that is pretty well done.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bottles & Cans shared at WCBT. A cloudy honey amber pour with a big fluffy beige head. A sweet resinous aroma. The taste is sweet malty and hop bitterness, sharp pine bark and dankness. Really good stuff, while the bitter flavor is a sharp kick to your teeth the sweetness balances it out enough to make it quite a pleasurable beer.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from unknown via Dean. Pours a slightly cloudy amber-orange, lots of off-white head. Aroma slightly resinous, spice, caramel. Body full and lively, finish immaculate, juicy and a lingering bitterness. Not bad, but maybe not deserving of the ratings.
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Brothers Provisions in San Diego...whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area in an RV (a hefty $15.00). Pours a dark amber-orange hue with two fingers of fluffy white foam. AROMA of sweet citrus, sweet candy (Jolly Ranchers of various fruit flavors), perfume-y plumeria flowers, canned pear (heavy syrup), and spicy hops. FLAVOR of big hops with notes of juicy pine, sharp grapefruit, sweet tropical fruit, resinous hops, all with a very sizable sweet-ish caramel malt backbone (turning much sweeter as it warms). Finishes with some lingering bitterness. The high ABV is somewhat detectable in both nose and mouth. Interesting DIPA -- packs quite a bitter hop punch but has a significant sweetness going on as well...enjoyable enough but perhaps could all be better nuanced, though maybe "powerful but sloppy" is what is intended here based on the imagery and the name. Would like to find a fresher bottle as I cannot vouch for the freshness of this one since it appears to have been made a few months back. (276, 908)
jackl (5471) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade. Amber pour with a tight head. Nose is very sweet. Caramelized mango. Toffee, candy corn and cotton candy. Some white onion and pine cone. Taste is quite bitter indeed. Pine needle, resin. Dried wood. Onion. Caramel. Full body, oily. Decent, but quite malty and sweet.
kkleu357 (527) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange body with a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly. Big hop pine aroma. Lots of resin hop pine flavors. Not much sweetness or alcohol taste. Excellent beer.