TraumaTheDiva (5) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This gives Hopsicle a run for its money.
Hearty, robust, bitter (which is a positive descriptor for me). Really enjoyed it, especially as a follow-up to a porter.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of grassiness, earthiness, carmel, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of grassiness, earthiness, grapefruit, biscuit and light pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering grassy finish.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 At Hops in Humboldt Micro-Brew Festival in 4 oz glass. This is an update to my previous rating which was based on a 22oz bottle from the COOP. Nice dark color with a great foamy tan long lasting head. Big powerful nose of hops with fruits. Somewhat sweet but with good hop flaver. Excellent mouthfeel with a really great finish. This was a slight improvement over my last try, and my rating is upgraded a little for the aroma. March 9. 2007. Another re-rate. Draft pour. Seems better than ever and love the fruity nose.
Wittales (553) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear orangish caramel with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are soft grapefruit, pine, orange, lemon, and resin for hops. Sweet pale, caramel malt backbone. Taste was smooth fruity hops of lemon, grapefruit, pine, orange, melon with hints of resin, the sweet malty backbone. Palate was creamy soft CO2 with meduim body, lasting soft fruity sweet malty balanced dryish finish. A not-typical west coast DIPA more of a East coast IPA...
beertholomeus (488) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Malt, hop, citrus and caramel aroma. Bitter hop, caramel malt and citrus flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter caramel finish.
kaser (2033) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold pour from draft. Apricot flavor. Taste citrus happiness. Having this again soon
thetmaxx (728) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap for beer week. Aroma is malty. Distinctly English. Flavor is the same, the hops come through well but there is lots of caramel. Not very bitter. But not a bad beer either.
bhensonb (10213) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours dark copper with a foamy near beige head. Lots of earthy fruit in the aroma. Mild caramel. Med body or better. Flavor is earthy with resin. Mild hop burn. Lots of hop, but it could use some fruit. Finishes dry and earthy. And somewhat astringent.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber into glass, clear gold color with hoppy caramel aroma, taste is lots of citrus, and good hopps, very surypy, but overall good double IPA..i likes
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brew pub. (Billed as a triple IPA, 9.9 percent).
Murky brownish orange color with a billowy white head. Big resiny pine, orange, grapefruit and floral aromas. Thick mouth feel that coats the tongue. Nicely balanced between the malt and hops flavors. Somewhat sweet and fruity with oranges, caramel, grass and even some watermelon notes. Very bitter finish. Once I got used to the mouth feel I enjoyed this beer.