Shanebrews (100) - - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 2L growler. The color of the beer is a light amber, with an acceptable level of carbonation. The aroma is bright and floral. The body is light for the style producing a balanced taste. The ABV is well hidden. The finish lingers with a sweet, tangy citrus note.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Willoughby PBCCP tasting on 11/17/2013: The beer pours a clear orange-copper color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and caramel. Medium-bodied and slightly syrupy with flavors of resiny hops, earthy malt and grain. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Hard to believe this is double digit ABV Double IPA the way it drinks. Slightly above average overall.
Iphonephan (2220) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Mad Fox Cask Beer Festival. Pours cloudy gold with a bubbly off white head. Aroma of alfalfa. Malt forward with caramel notes. Sweet slightly boozy finish.
EricTeusink (437) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was listed as an Imperial Pale Ale. Tastes more like a Dubbel. Pours a hazy light brown with white head and no lacing. Smell is booze and caramel. Taste is all malty sweetness with no hop profile. Not to style. I wanted a IIPA. Bottle - Trade from RABinVA
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
translucent copper, thin white head, large bubbled. Orange nose is plum, skin and seed, also sugar and . Flavor is first orange, then blinding sugar, mid a mess, finishes stinging and old. Old and sweet
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL thanks to Travlr. Not every day you get to try an 11/100 point DIPA. Pours a low haze lighter orange. Weak head for style. Nose is dusty, caramel, stickier lemon tea. Taste is sticky caramel, dense sugary body, moving to a profile that is uncannily similar to flan dessert- custard, caramel syrup. Palate is dense, stickier, eating scoops of flan. Not bad, but on the sweet and much too bitter side for DIPA.
bytemesis (2164) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a large off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, caramel. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly bitter with bitterness increasing to the finish. Medium body, creamy in the mouth. Not a bad beer at all, and masks its ABV well.
Advocate_Ames (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is of sweet malts, alcohol, hops, and citrus. The flavor is of caramel malts, citrus fruit notes, honey, and a slight hop taste. The malts are the prime flavor in this drink. The finish is bitter but does not ruin the palate. Its a good beer and an above average brew.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. This is a nice subtle, balanced ale with floral and fruity notes. Refreshing.
Butters (3583) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber pours a near clear copper with almost no head. Sweet honey on the nose is pleasant, but not particularly hoppy or complex. Flavor has a little more going on. A little floral honeysuckle and mild american hop bitterness. Definitely tends toward the sweet. abv is evident as it warms and creates a pleasant warming sensation going down. not amazing, but average.