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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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First brewed in 2008 for batch # 3,000. This is our version of a Double India Pale Ale. This year we used almost 900 lbs of English pale malt, and over 40 lbs of hops in a 10 barrel batch. A nice golden color with aromas of pine, citrus and some earthy spicy notes. This is what hop lovers dream about. Get hopped up on the sauce.!
2008-2009 vintage: 8.9% abv
2010-2011 vintage: 8.1% abv


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (533) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Tap at Jernigan’s last night. Gotta love those random tries and surprises when they’re this good. Great malted up hoppy cray DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (916) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Boyle. Slightly hazy amber color with medium thin foamy head and very little lacing. Smells piney, resiny, pithy with a hint of peach. Nice bitter flavor, very little sweetness. Not harsh at all but nice long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light fruit, florals, faint caramel, and herbal notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a two finger orange tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film. The is some sporadic soapy lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit, pine, and light florals. Overall, one of the few Arizona bottled IPA/IIPAs (most tap versions have been great) that isn’t overloaded with caramel and toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4oz pours a murky orange some sudsy head. Nose is piney, orange, grapefruit, pithy. Flavor is very pithy, sweet, soap. Soapy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (908) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Bomber purchased at Distillers Outlet in Poway ($5.99). Pours a cloudy sunset-orange hue with some yeastie-floaties and an inexplicably massive five-finger layer of white foam that only slowly recedes. AROMA of soapy hops, spicy yeast, broken pine needles, and some floral hops. FLAVOR of resinous pine sap, grapefruit and other bright citrus, earthy hops, and a little tropical fruitiness. Finishes quite bitter, but with a hint of malty sweetness at the very end. Alcohol is well concealed. Pretty good DIPA, especially for the price. (82, 890)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
Flaske: Orange helt uklar øl. Duft af let kattepis, citus og alkohol. Smagen er alkohol og cascade humle domineret. Ok øl men ikke mere

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1886) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Pour is a very hazy orange/yellow with a medium sized white head, very rocky. Nose is earthy and dirty hops, like a fuggles/EKG thing. Some weird yeasty aroma too. Taste is an oddly burnt hop bitterness. Very grassy and just short of astringent. Also has a soapy taste to it. Mediocre.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Appearance was cloudy orange gold with lasting creamy off white 2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft Marris malt sweetness, orange marmalade, grapefruit, pine with hints of alcohol. Taste burst of grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon, pine hops. Malt middle sweetness with some burn of alcohol and pine resin end. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting slightly unbalanced off finish. A good effort, but needs more fruity hops and back off the pine(Simcoe).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (323) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap poured into bowling pin glass at Happy Gnome. Visually attractive double IPA. A deep orange hue with pretty good lacing. Taste is in the standard double IPA league. Enjoyable with emphasis on malty sweet but some good hop quality. Finish is a little too bitter and mouthfeel slightly thin. Two things it can probably work on. Aftertaste lingers. There are better options in this style.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (48) - USA - JUN 30, 2014
Aromas of hops, pine and subtle alcohol. Pours clear copper with white head that dissipates too quickly. Tastes too bitter which makes hard to distinguish the palate. Still pretty smooth for 8.2%. Overall alright beer but there are so many more better hopped ipas out there.


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