msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Binny’s Schaumburg. Pours hazy orange with golden edges with large white head. Aromas of grapefruit, orange, mangos, peaches, some caramel, and fair amounts of hops. Flavors of sweet malts, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and a shit load of bitter hops. I always complain about lack of bitterness in IIPA and IPA’s, but fuck man is this bitter. Some alcohol warmth in there as well. Still solid and enjoyable once palate adjusts.
joergen (23306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and citrus peel with notes of pine needles and grape fruits.
Fruity flavour of hops, citrus peel and grape fruits with notes of pne needles.
Dry hoppy finish.
Sigmund (5693) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Golden colour, large white head. Strong aroma of resinous American hops, also hints of orange marmalade. The flavour is distinctly hoppy throughout, with a piney and grapefruity bitterness, but is still not too extreme.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an unclear and orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is malt and hops with peach and grapefruit. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is bitterness. Overall a good beer.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by the generous folks at 16 Tons. Slightly hazy orange pour with a big off-white head and plentiful lacing. Absolutely enormous citrus aroma, with oranges, grapefruit and tropical fruits all playing a part. Flavir doesnt quite match the smell, but is big on citrus with just enough caramel malt thrown in for balance. Great beer.
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from řlbutikken.
cloudy orange, smooth huge beige head, it rises really fast when pouring and looks fantastic. not 5 bc there are a small amount of floaties in there.
supeb strong hoppy, bitter hoppy, pine, grapefruit oldscool US hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy aroma that knocks your nose off for a while. Very hoppy flavor, bitter hoppy, some grapefruit, some pine, some water melon, the sweet malts are not that prominent, but show themselves towards the end. aftertaste is bitter hops.. Very decent straight IIPA with loads of flavor and bitterness.
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of agl108. Pours a bizarre gel-like orange/amber color with a big beige head and TONS of floaties. Lots of pungent resiny pine, grapefruits, juicy tangerines, ripe pineapples, lemons, and citrus rinds in the salivary gland-tingling aroma. Goes down full-bodied with a tongue-stinging crispness. Some light caramel and vanilla upfront taste-wise. Biscuity in the middle with a little rye bread. Oranges, grapefruits, and rinds at the end. Finishes quite dry. Just a bit of alcohol warmth on the backside. Pretty drinkable for a relatively big beer. Excellent!
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a dark orange, like a very ripe tangerine. A very thick looking beer that is hard to see through! A little bit of head on this one, but leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The smell is citrus, lots of tangerine and orange not so much grapefruit like I am use to smelling on strong IIpa’s. Has a nice bitter nose on it but a lot of sweetness is what I smell. The mouth feel is amazing, so thick with just enough carbonation. Like a perfectly ripe piece of fruit. With a strong bitter finish, very drinkable. Definitely different from other IIpa’s, in the sense that the hopes aren’t everything you taste. Give this on a solid 4.5! try it if you see it on draft some where!
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Cloudy light amber color; generous creamy head. Strong aroma, hoppy, fruity: peaches, citrus fruits; some cream too, a good touch of Citra; a sweaty touch too, later. Strong toffee flavor, some caramel, very moderate residual sweetness; the hop is very resiny, with strong bitterness, and some fruity presence, like bitter orange peel.
Quite fresh, well constructed, powerful but not cloying.
ekstedt (5903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Bottle (bomber) from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Cloudy orange with some floaters, fluffy off-white head. Strong perfumy and piney hop aroma. Medium bodied. Pungent but clean bitterness.