dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from AJs Arcadia. Pours a clear copper color with an eggshell head. Aroma of tropical feuit, dank hops and caramel. Taste is sweet with some assertive bitterness. Pretty good beer.
Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great name for a beer that fully illustrates the flavor. This does taste like sauce made out of hops. And, again, with the $3.99 price on the bomber. I was sad to see my shop was out of this when I recently went there. I should have bought some to stock up. And by stock up, I mean drink all of them in one night because my "Off switch" would be passing out on my couch after a bunch of 8.1% bombers.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent specimen with a rich golden color and a standing head. Standard aromatics, full nectar weight with a softness on the tongue and good carbonation. This brew is well balanced and sips nicely. A classic brew.
JPDurden24 (1563) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Flanny’s. Orange and golden pour with a small off white head, Citrus and caramel malt aroma, Taste is grapefruit, malty and hoppy glaore. The best beer from Rubicon. A wonderful DIPA.
TheEpeeist (3320) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a fluffy white head. Nose is orange, pine and caramel. Medium to full body with a resiny buzz. Taste is caramel, grapefruit peel, orange, lemon pith and tea.
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of sweet, fruity hops w/ a good balance of caramel malt, as well. I knew immediately I wouldn’t be crazy about this beer- too sweet. Flavor is mango, pineapple, more caramel malt. Definitely everything leans toward the sweet side. Not my personal preference when it comes to big IPA’s (I prefer biting bitter) but not a bad beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours clear copper with thin gold edges and a nice quarter inch tall tan head. The aroma offers up some grapefruit, lime and mango and then moves into a good does of spicy somewhat dank hoppy goodness followed by a modest level of sugary sweet malts. It smells like I shouldn’t wait any longer and take a hurried swig. Damn, I’m digging the flavor with big chewy dank spicy hops rimmed with lesser amounts of various citrus notes, some pine hop resin and supported by malt sweetness that’s a couple of notches too sweet. Still, the sweet malts are only a minor nuisance in a sea of fresh rich hoppy goodness. It ends with a pleasingly long bitter hoppy after taste. Good gravy and this bomber is only like $4.50. This kind of effort moves into the Lagunitas realm of great to amazing taste for the money spent. Kudos!! I plan to get more soon, tomorrow actually.
oRos (1078) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a nice copper color with a off white head. Has a strong malty taste with a palate wrecking hop finish.
Anova167 (283) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brownish pour with a tight white head. The aroma has a touch of malty earthiness, but is dominated by grapefruit and dank hop aroma. There is some light sweetness at first followed by citrus hop flavors. The finish is hugely bitter and piney. Nice beer.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snappy fresh hops, grapefruit, citrus pith, lime zest, some ripe orange flesh. firm bitterness towards finish. Lively, intense, aggressive. One sided and typical for the location and style, but proud of it.