hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (dregs)… RBWG ‘10… Dark brown ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is reserved - I get chocolate, but not a boatload of hops. Medium-bodied and raspy with mostly expired carbonation. Chocolaty flavor with medium to heavy charred bitterness. Finishes very bitter and way dry. Bottle courtesy of kp!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 27, 2010
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet chocoate aroma, touch of roasted, caramel sweetness, floral and citrus hops
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, light roast, touch of sweetness balanced by a big earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice amber brown color with almost no head. Aroma is roast, chocolate, caramel, floral, and some spice. Flavor is caramel, some roast, chocolate, and a bitter spicy finish.
willblake (2652) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20100515 Sampled at PilsnerPeter’s 2nd Annual Spring Gathering. Bomber from Honeygo. Surprisingly and probably unnecessarily big beer if they’re going to call it an IPA, but whatever it was plenty decent, nice and roasty, pretty sweet throughout but finishing hot and alcohol dry. Some lingering resinous bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, earthy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, earthy, some hops bite.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample. Pours brown with a small beige head. Aroma is mollasses, and nuts. Flavor is mollasses and hops. Medium bodied...its alright.
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Malty sweet aroma with grassy hops. The flavor has sweet malts, grassy hops, and just a hint of vegentables. Decent.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 4oz sample. Pours a dark brown with a little brown head. Aroma is sweet caramel, malty with some hoppyness. A little mollasas to the taste. With a bit of hoppiness and caramel. Palate is decent with medium mouthfeel and a decent finish overall a decent beer.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit too strong where they need more flavor. the malts are a strong yet astringent it and the hops are notice yet not anything special for this type of beer. it has a sweet flavor of chocolate malts but the hoppiness brings a great amount of palate fatigue.
oldmanbaker (10) - South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with a tan head. Smell is more of roasted malt like a stout rather than hoppy like a dark IPA, which this claims to be. Taste confirms this, but it does have some bitterness to it like an IPA. Very rich beer with a creamy texture and low carbonation. Bitter finish. Overall a good beer but not what I expected - drinks more like an imperial stout than an IPA