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RATINGS: 910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2731) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2011
650 ml. bottle. Served at cool cellar temperature. Pours a thick, long duration, with very heavy lacing, off white head, over a cloudy (dry hop central) light amber (SRM 7) body....nose is heavy pine, resin, grapefruit....taste is very light toffee/caramel, with floral honey to start, then very heavy pine, resin, citrus, leading to a long lingering heavy bitterness....mouth feel is medium to heavy, carbonation creates a creamy sensation. This seems unbalanced. The label says it has more hops than a "Left Coast" IPA and I agree, but the bitterness simply overwhelms the malt back bone, and adds nothing subtle to the aroma or flavors. This makes what could be a wonderful trip into the world of hop subtleties too simple. After allowing it to rest in the glass for an hour, some of the abject bitterness left and it became much more balanced and complex. Do you want to wait an hour?? BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (5065) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
On tap: The aroma is a nice combination of tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit. Itís a transparent golden-orange with a small white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with pineapple, mango, and tropical fruits. The finish has a moderate grapefruit hop presence. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
On tap; pour is slightly cloudy gold with a nice, fine bubbled white head that retains on the average side. Sticky cob web lacing in this snifter. I enjoy the citrus on the nose; nice orange and mango. Bitter pines and floral hops fuse with orange rinds and mango, with a subdued sweet malt profile on the finish. This I think is my favorite port IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
On tap at haymarket... Pours a medium hazy orange brown with a medium frothy white head... Aroma of sweet sacharine tropical fruitiness and to a lesser degree citrus...Flavors have citrus, somewhat dank, and a juicy fruit profile that is quite aggressive in a positive way. Bitterness pokes midway through and well on through the finish. Moderate sweetness to provide a counterbalance. I def like this one off the tap. Not sure about the bottles tho.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bomber - turbid gold with a thick,lasting head - nose is all earthy, resinous hops, lots of pine, a little bit of sweet orange and mango underneath - soft carbonation, almost cask-like in the mouth - a bit of sweetness bookends things, but this is mostly a semi-dry and aggressively bitter showcase of hops - peppery, piney, dank - moderately acidic - not at all abrasive, despite the high bitterness - pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 45į. Color is a hazy golden orange. with very good carbonation and tall frothy head. Aroma of hops and pine. Medium body with a sharp mouth feel. Flavor comes in with orange zest on a mild sweet malt taste then bold resiny hops and a strong bitterness. After taste is bitter with a long lingering citrus. Overall the citrus stands too much and in the end dominates the flavor. Not one of the better imperial IPAís Iíve had and not as good as most of the other Port brews Iíve tried.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pressboxjoe (205) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Came out really bubbly but then settled down with beautiful, pillowy head and lasting quarter finger ring with nice lacing. Carefully poured, still cloudy with suspended sediment. Powerful grapefruit aroma with orange. A lot of mango in the flavor. Slightly muted flavor, not crystal clear, somewhat weak finish. Still, Iím comparing it to other excellent DIPAs, not your average beer. Itís very good. Iíd buy it again although Iíd buy Hop 15 first.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Tap at Caponeís. Pours out a nice, moderate orange/amber color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is of tangerine, grapefruit, and a slight hint of malt sweetness. Taste is complex, lots of straight forward hop flavors, citrus fruits, grapefruit, tangerine, resiny hops and a slight malt background hiding beneath the hops. Very tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmonster (983) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours hazy dark orange with a massive orange-white head that stays and stays. Hoppy aroma includes big grapefruit, big grass, and big pine resin. Light-medium sweet flavor that eases to citrus bitterness, followed by grassiness, then finishing quite bitter and dry. Medium body, average carb, croily texture. Exceptional hop focused Double IPA. FYI, thereís a giant furry riding the huge wave on the bottle label.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1187) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bomber Bottle from liqourama.net. Pours a cloudy copper with a medium white head. The aromas are citrus, pine, grapefruit, and bread. The mouthfeel is bitter and dry with a medium heavy body. This was a very solid beer. Nicely done. Cheers!


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