ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Jubilation. Lemon & rye = yum. Aroma is a bit too cognac-y, especially as it warms. Warming alcohol on the tongue.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark amber. Huge two and a half finger cream white head. Big pine lemon citrus nose. Easy drinking and balanced for such a huge beer. The pine and lemon play very well with the malts. This is an incredible double IPA
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright orange tinted copper body with medium carbonation and a tall, long lasting, well laced foam head. Moderately roasted malt body highlighted by some caramel and a touch of spicy rye. Tropical fruit character without being overly sweet. Lemon zest with notes of pineapple and lime. A bit of an herbal quality with light tea essence. Light peppery spice finish. Fantastic.
Atom (1970) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours a clear copper/orange with a large khaki head. Aroma is clean with rye, pine, oranges, and caramel. Taste of spciey rye and hops, with a big hit of herbal lemon and an almost ginger, caramel malt, ending with alcohol. The lemon with the alcohol level really donít do it for me.
keanex (1655) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 2012 on the bottle.
A: This is an absolutely stunning beer that fills out my Dogfish Head glass wonderfully. I poured semi-hard and was greeted with a beautiful light tan head taking up the top 1/4 of the glass and even a tad above the top, but not overspilling. The head has excellent retention sitting strong over a minute after the pour and still going. The body is an absolutely crystal clear amber with a moderately paced stream of carbonation in the body.
S: Strong lemon aroma, but neither sour or sweet, and a tropical hop aroma, slight rye in the background. This is a bright and clean smelling beer, moderate presence.
T: This is a lot sweeter than I expected with the lemon flavor leaning sweet rather than tart, but with good presence throughout that lingers for a bit on the finish. Tropical hops provide a mild bitterness and mild fruitiness contributing to some of the sweetness but dry out a bit by the end as the lemon and rye hit. The rye is very subtle, only hints of spice on the finish.
M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
O: I think this is a nice interesting IPA combining a lot of flavors really well and itís a huge surprise to see Stone make a sweeter IIPA instead of their usual hop assaults. I prefer this to the Enjoy By IIPA for sure.
badwhale (408) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to glass mug. Pours a dark yellow with good head. Lots of nice smooth hop flavors with a lemon twang. 10%AVB is subtle to say the least. Tastes light for a double IPA, but great.
Terminus (3444) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-purchased at Jubilation in Albuquerque, NM-Aug 2012-pours deep orange almost red with a nice fluffy soapy off-white eggshell head. nose is kind of wierd-lots of lemon cleaner notes, tropical fruits, spice (esters), lite alcohol, rye (must be the spice i smell)-as it warmed up a bit, the rye came out more pronounced. flavors are different for a IIPA-lots of lemon/citrus (from both the hops and the lemon added), rye spice, lite toasted malt, lite alcohol heat, and moderate bitterness. not as overly bitter as i was expecting-actually is very pleasant. long finish of the lingering rye spice and piney/spicy hops. a very solid offering from this brewery, which i have come to really not like. however, the last few beers i have had from them have been very solid.
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wonderful aroma while pouring. Good taste, has little more of an alcohol taste than hoppy ipa taste. Good beer just a little to much ABV for me. I know, I just cant pass that 10% mark for some reason, after that it taste like hard alcohol. This one came close, it hid the 10% fairly well. My loss I guess.
MrBunn (2631) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a deep copper with a very decent head and aromas of lemons. Flavor is lemon and caramel malt. Itís decent but an explosion of lemon peel with a little medicinal edginess.
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a dark amber color in the glass. Aroma of pine and lemon zest. Taste has a nice mild bitterness to it mixed with citrus. There is grapefruit and more lemon. It has a long finish. Good beer.