probstblueribbon (3157) - Nepean, Ontario, - OCT 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Re-rated JN 27/08 as a Bomber from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Medium-deep amber, clear, decent off-white foam.
Aroma: Huge amounts of pine and grapefruit hops, peppery, some gooey caramel malt behind that.
Palate: Medium+ body, soft carbonation.
Flav.: Lots of pine hops but much more caramel malt than the nose would have you think, peppery and spicy, some raisins and dried fruits somew3hat sweet and fairly bitter, some alcohol and caramel on the finish as well as leftover spicy, piney hops.
Typically American and a nice hop fix.
Sampled at Real Beer Expo (Rochester). Med. amber colour and no head. Sweet, caramel nose with hops in the background. Fullish mouthfeel, slightly oily. SWEET, tons of malt, but with plenty of hops. An interesting balance. Really nice.
malkyore (243) - - FEB 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok... I’m all for hops but yeah... It almost stings. It’s extremely bitter for how strong of a beer this is. Normally big beers like this end up a little more balanced but Idk, maybe this is southern tiers war on enamel... Or more likely there in cohoots with dentists because I think I just acid burned a hole in my tooth then got a cavity around the hole...
c1raider (38) - New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little on the sweeter side of IPAs, lemon citrus, hops, wet finish, mild carbonation, nice head but doesn’t hold long
Scola729 (21) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong start with a complex finish. Lots of stone fruits. Not one of my favorites from southern tier, but solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
arnold931 (691) - Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with nice white head. Lots of lacing. Nose and taste are caramel and pine. Malt sweetness. Definitely east coast. No real bitterness in the aftertaste.
jflopsu (699) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy rust orange with thick white head. Has a sweet citrus hop and pine aroma. Has a strong citrus hop, caramel, pine, and earthy malts. Has a sweet malt and bitter hop aftertaste.
skmikeg (1075) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy amber orange with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, sweet malts, caramel, and some herbal hops. Taste is pine, citrus, herbal hops, sweet malts, caramel, pepper, and some rye. Has a medium body with a oily, semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, well balanced DIPA that lean east coast style.
phranq (24) - - DEC 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours partly tan cloudy. Minimal head. Smells of spice and citrus. Bitter muted alcohol taste. Lingers bitter on palate, weak finish. Ok IIPA, but wish it tasted better.
mp_lane (79) - Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear light amber, with small persistent head. Aroma is herbal with mild citrus. Taste has a strong malt punch, warmth of alcohol, and good balance. Nice Imperial!
RyanK (236) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from mix 12. Pours a cloudy golden amber, with a small whie head. Smells of sweet resinous hops, with the sweetness being especially strong. Taste pretty much follows with a relatively bitter taste being beaten by the alcohol at the finish. Relatively light bodied with good carbonation, leaves quite a resinous taste in your mouth.
sturmthis (694) - Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Amber color with one finger head. Resiny and sweet malt taste. You can taste the alcohol slightly. A big beer and a good one