Bartzilla (532) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a double IPA, this was fresh. I knew when I took a big whiff. Freshy. Nose has some hops in it. Flavor isn’t standard DIPA fare. Hops first, malt second, hops to finish. This is how I like my double IPAs. This is some fine shit. Up there with the Sculpins, though not really. But close. Lovin it.
DedicatedToFun (2419) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Dark gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is caramel, sweet, very sweet, decent double.
daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first rating for this newer local brewery. Bomber given to me by my sister-in-law for my recent 40th birthday. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold hue with almost three fingers of fluffy white foam. AROMA of salty ocean air (it is a San Diego brewery after all), some tropical fruit, light wet pine forest, and a hint of cat piss-y hops. FLAVOR of significant stone fruit (peach, apricot), honey malts, danks hops, tangerine, grapefruit, and some sweet tropical fruit. Quite hoppy but well-balanced with a nice level of bitterness. The generous carbonation works well. Well done DIPA from a new brewery in a city that excels in this style. (20, 873)
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy medium orange pour with healthy white head. Really strong aromas of tropical fruits and strong citrus and pollen. Overall a very fruit punch-ish scent. Average carbonation, viscous mouthfeel, tingly but clean finish. Taste is similar to nose with more bitter. Ver very good DIPA.
fattybladdy (538) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deuce to pint. Pours a medium orange with bright white head. Fresh juicy hop aroma. Taste is full of fresh hops, resin, pine and citrus with moderate bitterness. Very nice.
mcberko (6332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a vibrant golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out resinous hops, caramel malts, and some pine. Flavour starts hugely hoppy with loads of resinous and piney hops screaming out, with a good balance of caramel malt, and a lightly bitter finish. A huge hop monster, without much bitterness. Not too much malty sweetness as well. Excellent IIPA - my type.
Sledutah (4670) - Utah, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is floral, grassy, peaches and piney. Flavor is floral, grassy, some sweetness and resiny finish
Lothore (549) - California, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - pours a hazy tangerine color with a two finger, off white head.
S -citrus, grapefruit, peach
T - bready, citrus, grapefruit, lemon zest, lingering bitterness.
M - thick and resins with ample carbonation.
D - decent dipa. I would revisit given the chance.
greenhorn1 (809) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Oggi’s in MV. Outstanding west coast style DIPA. Big hops up front, in the middle, and in the end. Nicely balance. This brewery is creepy up as one of my favorites. Can’t wait to see what else they bring us.
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of straw, dank bud, pine, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, dank bud, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering dank bud finish.
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head. Nose is grass, florals, earth, fresh and crisp. Easy palate, florals, earthy hops, grass, light malts showing in the finish.