anders37 (17201) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium white head and excellent web lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, florals, pine, and citrus. Flavor of bread, orange, caramel, pineapple, apricot, and toffee.
bhensonb (11378) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewpub. Pours golden peach/amber with a four finger off-white ringy/clingy head. Huge fresh floral hoppy aroma. Full bodied with creamish carbonation. It’s very hoppy. First I thought resin; then I thought grapefruit. Then it was sort of floral. Definitely sort of hoppy. More than. The malt base is supportive, but fairly obliterated. This will stand up to just about any DIPA. Excellent.
Ratman197 (10080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, light pine and light skunk bud. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9985) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange to copper with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus, pine, floral, and perfume hops with biscuit and meal malt notes, spicy alcohol, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is moderate floral, citrus, pine, and perfume hops with moderate bitterness leaving a dry palate, large tropical fruity esters and supporting malt. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
jtclockwork (8774) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit peel, dank hops, resin and caramel malt. Mild perfume. Medium body.
GT2 (8682) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Pours full haze deep amber. Nose is sticky toffee, sweet strawberry, sweet tea. Taste is nutty bitter, chemical, paper, tea. Palate wrecker. No thanks.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 On cask, one of the first pours. Huge head for a cask beer with a muddy yellow body, and tons of hop sediment. Aroma is freaking DELICIOUS! Hops, hops, hops and more hops! Mango and pine, herbaceous and awesome! Taste is real hoppy and herbal with a nice sweetness. A bit yeasty, but then again it was one of the first pours. Cask conditioned mouthfeel, with decent bubbles at that! 948417:4.2
Bottle marked at 8.2% (fresh). Pours with a clear golden-orange hue with a large, and lasting, creamy, just off-white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are hop forward. Spicy, citrusy, juicy, herbal, tropical fruit. Seems like Columbus paired with some Simcoe. Very floral. Dank. Apricots. Some noticeable alcohol. Malt bill is just a hint in the background. Some esters. Flavors lightly grainy sweet, floral. Light bitterness but quite a bit of hop flavor. Sweet, fruity, floral, tropical fruit, light pine and lightly spicy. Light esters. Very nice balance for a big DIPA, some alcohol noticeable. Medium bubbles, lightly creamy, warming, dry mouthfeel. Good beer, but not as good as the cask version I had a few years back.
Ibrew2or3 (7050) - 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.
mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dull orange with a tiny white head. Nose brings out candied notes upfront, along with rich resinous hops, a touch of pine, and a seemingly large caramel malt backing. Flavour is similar, bringing out big resinous hops, some citrus and grapefruit, and a rich caramel malt backing that leaves some residual sugars. Each successive sip reveals the sweetness more and more, in cloying territory after a while. It’s not that lopsided, but this is certainly not at all my kind of IIPA. A cloyingly sweet, syrupy, over-malted IIPA here. Not my thing.