rxeight (2630) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber as endeavour. Some hops, some bitter.
More on the floral side of the IPAs. I would have guessed less than 9%
Bulk_Carrier (3891) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade.
The appearance was a somewhat hazy golden amber color with a nice less than a fingerís worth of a bright white head that ends up barely leaving any lacing.
The smell - wow - just how the caramel infuses into the citrus and pine hops as eloquently as it does gee weez, wow, as it warms, I do get some light honey.
The taste was a pure bittersweetness that leads on to want to indulge in this beast. Iím trying to sip but seem to be lead on a bit as I canít quite get over the fact how sweet and bitter this rolls over my tastebuds. The aftertaste is perhaps one of the best aftertastes Iíve ever had for a DIPA (uh-oh, Heady and Pliney, what do we got here), sweet sticky yet also somewhat dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect showing up, whereís the alcohol in this? Uh....actually, Iím ok with that. Carbonation is absolutely par on for the style and for me as thereís a decent harshness but not overly done.
Overall, whoah, whereís this one coming from? Geez Louise. Texas - eh? Haha, way to go St Arnoldís, if I lived in your distro, I would be stalking for this beer on a daily basis and Iím having this with two months on it. I can only imagine what it is like fresh. Iím jealous of those who get this on a regular basis, but realize its a good jealousy as I would have this again in a heartbeat.
airrick2003 (867) - Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: this beer pours with a small light tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, the beer is a very nice dark amber color, clear
Aroma: very faint grain, alcohol, faint aroma all around, hard to pick up much
Taste: a malt sweetness to it, has a bitter finish that is almost backseat to the malt, some alcohol warmth
Palate: has a pretty heavy mouthfeel, leaves a bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation
Overall: very disappointed in this beer, a straight forward ipa with a high alcohol presence in the taste, thought this would be different
revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with some head. Nose is peaches, fruit ester, pineapple, caramel malt. Taste starts off very malty with some fruit esters, peaches, pineapple. Then becomes slightly bitter on the finish. A lot of malt balance. Very creamy mouthfeel. Very good double ipa
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gkeh (439) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled on 3/4/14. This is a good looking beer. Dark orange/amber pour, nice fluffy off white head. Leaves nice alcohol legs on it. Aroma is big citrus hops, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, mango... just amazing. Taste is lots of orange and grapefruit, but a sweet maltiness to take the bitter edge off. Nice sticky mouthfeel, nice dry finish. Thereís a lot to like about this beer, and Iím glad I finally got around to trying it.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big fruity hops, tangy, floral to, nice malt backbone. Promising. Flavour is a nice round medium bitter fruity hop bonanza, citric, floral, malt, caramel. Nice.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled: 23dec13 (I think)
Pours amber and hazed with a solid creamy quilt. Smells of resin, citrus, biscuit, some pine and sweetness. Flavor follows with a solid biscuit malt character with some tea. There is some bitterness and also some pine and resin. Medium on full bodied with omderately hi carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer, would be nice to know if I were drinking a bottled on date or a best by date.
MrHangover (4027) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of Zer0. Pours a clear copper colored beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is really nice and hoppy, citric grapefruits and all that. Some sweet malts detected in the background, nicely balanced. Flavor is very fruity, tropical fruits mostly. Nice and hoppy and no yeast detected. Crisp, bitter aftertaste. Very nice!
Benzai (14294) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with a white frothy, lacy lasting head. Nice smell of citrus hops caramel and flowers. Nice smooth citrus with a decent balanced bitter finish. Caramel and pine. Nice level of hoppiness. Very gold beer.