DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GCBF 2010. Tried both the cask and regular versions. The appearance was identical: bright hazy yellow gold. Cask was served at a better temperature, and had much more flavour and aroma as a consequence. Reedy malts, resinous bitter hops, hints of passionfruit. A great IPA. (rating reflects the cask version)
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on cask at GCBF ’10, pours hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma and flavour of citrus and piney hops - very smooth and well-hopped like a good IPA should be.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010-06-29. Dark yellow body with a nice foamy white head that fades. 3+ Mild aroma, modest hops, touch of citrus/floral notes. 6+ Flavour is milder than expected, but has a good amount of hops, grassy and mild citrus notes, moderate bitterness throughout, and a kiss of astringency in the finish. 7+ Average plus palate is just a touch lighter bodied than my preference. Decent, but suffers in comparison to the excellent Imperial IPA. On tap at the brewery, Port Townsend
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[3033-20100629] Tap. Mild pencil lead aroma has a little doughy bread grains. Clear, medium orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Malty bread grains flavour has lots of thick evergreen-twinged orange hops. Medium body is bitter. Fresh and drinkable.
(@ brewery, Port Townsend, WA)
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle courtesy of RiversideAK rated 4/25/10. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. The aroma is citrus hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is citrus and herbal hops with caramel. Medium bodied. Well balanced straightforward IPA, just the way I like them.
HonkeyBra (3382) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The guy at bottleworks recommended this bomber to me. Dull, golden pour with thin white head. Nice, dank hop aroma with some pine, some resiny hops, and biscuit and cookie dough malts. Flavor is very dry, resiny, piney. How I enjoy my IPAs. The malts are subdued, but the nice biscuit/ cookie dough thing going on here is excellent. Mouthfeel is average, good carbonation. Really good IPA.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop Diggidy I.P.A.--""Thar she brews""--India Pale Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Thin thin lace head. Clear bright pretty orange gold color. Light sediment. Crisp mild floral hop front. Thin crisp mild sweet earthy caramel ester smooth mild body. Mild earthy tangy hop spice citrus crisp refreshing end. Sampled 6/11/2008 and 6/21/2008--(4.0/5.0) $3.99 Each.
Ratman197 (9824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of biscuit, apricot, orange zest and light pine. Palate was mediuym bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, peach, earthiness and light pine with a smootyh lightly dry moderatly bitter finish.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet lemon candy with mint leaves and some orange. Flavor is very mild grapefruit with pepper and that darn lemon candy. The finish is bitter with some sweet lemon candy and parsley. This is a pretty nice beer. Not my fav but nice nonetheless. I would drink again. Thanks to TroyNYC for the goods!
TroyNYC (31) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a strong nose, but nice and fruity. A little minty. Sweet lemon candy taste with a medium bitter finish.