Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
notalush (5279) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
RSRIZZO (1882) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
pineypower (2691) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
dyetube (1286) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Nickls (1946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, Leonís Decatur, GA. Hazy marigold orange with a nice white head and lacing. Grapefruity, lemon-zest, light cat piss, and light pine all feature in the aroma. Lush grapefruit and passion fruits in the flavor, very bitter indeed with some dank and pine flavors. Meidum body with bubbly carbonation. Good brew.
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eagle Rock Brewery. Hazy golden, big creamy head. Intense grapefruity hoppiness. Exotic fruits in the finish. A great west Coast IPA.