ChiGuy68 (330) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Chicago Craft Beer Festival.Clear amber color with a white head. Bold hop aroma and taste with a bitter edge.
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ccex (884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours a clear orange-amber color with moderate off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is full of dank and citrus hops, but also lots of caramel. Taste is initially very sweet, with fruity hops in the middle and a bitter finish which shows some alcohol. Body is medium with average carbonation and a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel. A very decent IPA, bordering on an IIPA.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vendetta pours a beautiful orange color with an off-white cap. Aroma of orange. Flavor is bold with bitter orange, citrus, and notes of hoppy goodness. A definite recommend.
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oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from capitol beer pours amber with beige head. Taste is on the malty side. Pungent hop finish
DYCSoccer17 (3208) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bomber purchased at Bel-Air in Woodland. The aroma on this is initially quite hoppy, but this fades quickly. Light fleeting citrus character, before a large amount of earthy hop aromas come through. Light sweet caramel maltiness is also present...almost too much so. Transparent dark golden body with a medium off-yellow head, with good retention. Starts fairly sweet and a little caramelly. Sweeter than I would expect. Becomes a little citrus-like in the middle, before some ethanol and some tannins come through at the end. Moderate bitterness and a bit of a dirty earthy flavor late. Not my cup of tea
BBB63 (5696) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber is my GI IPA tulip: Pours a clean amber hue with a lovely frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of dank, juicy, and even BBQ spice hop characteristics. Grassy, herbal, piney, resiny, and lemony as well with toffee and biscuity malt undertones. Fans of Citra hopped brew will really dig this, brash and brazen dank notes with hop spice and some malt profile as well. The mouthfeel is actually softer than expected which methinks could be a good thing. A darn nice IPA even if not something I would seek out since I am not a fanboi of overly dank beers nor the Citra hop.
StefanSD (1988) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a large fluffy off-white head that has good retention. The aroma is pungent with fresh oranges, lemons, salt and some melon. The flavor, like the aroma, is citrusy goodness, lots of tropical citrus with an extra dose of bitter grapefruit. The malt base shows a touch of sweet caramel and perhaps some biscuit but its fairly neutral and unobtrusive. The palate is full and smooth with medium carbonation. Finishes short and dry with a bit of grapefruit. Overall: Delicious. Clearly a fresh bottle based on tasting, but I’m a bit disappointed that there is no dating on the bottle to confirm this. From now on I’m gonna remark on bottle dating in my reviews of all IPA/APA brews.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA has a nice flavor, not too extreme in any way. Any serious hop lover will find no fault here. But it is very typical, so i dont see myself running back for more anytime soon.
crossovert (6109) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Release/different label. IT pours an orangey amber with a fluffy off-white head. My allergies are acting up a bit and the smell seems light. The flavor is full-on though. An awesome tongue-bruising west coaster. It has some light caramel and bread malt but is mostly candied citrus on the front end and a mean medium to high bitterness in the finish.
IPABevyGuy (26) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber color, with a white head. Smell of pine and malt, with a small hint of citrus. Pine starts up front but is quickly taken over by the caramel malt, finishes very clean with a citrus taste added behind the malt. Very well rounded IPA, highly recommended.