Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub, 8.4%. Copper colour with a thick head. Crystal malt and minty hops with hints of grapefruit. Rich hoppiness, minty with slight pomelo and guava. The malts are a light cystal malt character.
daleharshman (970) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix ($5.99). Pours a murky red-orange with only a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and caramel with lesser hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor has some hop notes (citrus) but is rather overpowered by some very sweet caramel malts. This is the sweetest IPA / DIPA I have encountered. Maybe this bottle is a little old? Very little carbonation but at least the high ABV is well hidden. Disappointing. (215, 555)
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Peter Fowler, The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon 28 April 2011 Sweet nose and sweet in the mouth. Copper in colour hard bittersweetness at edges, citrus flicking around, fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Rating #213. Golden orange pour with a white head and a spotty lacing. Citrusy aroma with a little wet cardboard, sweet malts. Sweet caramel with moderate bitterness and more light cardboard, a little old maybe. (1660)
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange out of the bottle, white head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, candied citrus, touch of pine, and some caramel. Taste is sweet grapefruit, candied orange, pine, caramel, and a half bitter half sweet finish. Not bad, a bit on the sweet side.
DavoleBomb (1513) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review from notes. Drank this about a week ago when BA was down.
Poured into a pint glass.
4.5 A: Semi-clear medium orange color. Two fingers of sticky creamy off white head. Above average retention and tons of lacing.
3.5 S: Surprisingly, malts dominate the show here. Somewhat bready with lots of caramel sweetness. Darker fruits such as raisin and plum. Hops are mainly herbal in nature.
4.0 T: This, as I expected from the nose, is a barleywine-esque DIPA rather than a balls to the walls hop bomb. Caramel malts dominate and lend a healthy sweetness. I’m picking up raisin again, but not the other stuff. Alcoholic tinge on every sip. Not too complex, but tasty nonetheless. Citrusy hop flavor.
3.5 M: Heavy body. Good carbonation. Creamy as well, but a bit cloying.
4.0 D: Good all around malty DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2009 02:13:16
obguthr (4432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle best by 7/2009: Very oaky overripe whole orange nose. Shimmering copper, thin head. Malty and woody. Moss, dirt, and overripe oranges are prevalent. Not super bitter, but very earthy. Alcohol burn is tasteful and appropriate. Pretty nice.
skortila (4803) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, some pine, little malt. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, quite bitter and harsh. Starts with hop juice, ends a bit more dry. Hops have grapefruits, melons, grass and some pine. good one.
Bullit (4124) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe @ kloneo. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of pine. Flavorur is hoppy, pine, slight malted, grapefruit, sour fruits, little alcohol burn. Fairly bitter finish.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a snifter. Color is of a slightly opaque amber with a lot of orange hues. Off-white head on top, rather low in height. Retention level holds up nicely, with a good amount of lacing. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, with a nice sweetness from the malts. Nice hops flavors, I pick up a lot of Warrior and Simcoe hop flavors with a nice solid citrus note. Good malt backbone on this, but a little light. Full bodied brew with this one. Very crisp and clean Imperial IPA. Good flavors, but I can see how the ABV(9.24%) could be a bit much in a bomber.