badwhale (391) - 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 (3316) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, 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 (2528) - 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. It’s decent but an explosion of lemon peel with a little medicinal edginess.
ADfan (648) - 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.
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL... Pours a redish orange, with a nice frosty head that stuck around. Nose of spicey rye malt, flower, piney. Taste is more of a rye ipa in my opinion but doesnt mattter. Hoppy, malty, sweet but not perfumey sweet. Nice spiceyness while holding a piney floral bitternes. Medium body. Easy to drink. Overall: Enjoyable.
lurch88 (11) - - AUG 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stone could put dog shit in an IPA and it would taste great. I was unsure of the lemon at first but it pairs well with the rye malt.
ccex (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a clear orange color with a fair off-white head but minimal lacing. Smells like another knockout IIPA with lots of citrus hops. Aroma has the lemons standing out in front of other fruits, and the rye is definitely present. Aroma also includes a bit of floral hops, caramel and toffee malts, and some spiciness, Tastes slightly sweet but not at all boozy, with the expected dry finish. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, An interesting, slightly different IIPA that I’ll try to find again before this one is gone forever.
bytemesis (4096) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper/amber with a large beige head that dissipates with good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, caramel and a spicy lemony zest. Flavor is spruce, pine, a note of butter, citrus (orange/lemon), spicy rye. Very bitter beer from start to finish. Finish is warming alcohol (abv otherwise very well masked). Very nice beer, but a bit more complex than I like my IPA’s.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on 8/25/2012. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle.
Medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, hints of lemon and some spiciness. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, hints of rye. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Hints of lemon. Some rye spiciness. Nice carbonation. A crisp, clean and dry IPA. Nice balance. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. The lemon verbena, rye malts and citra hops make a nice combination. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, smooth and a touch dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.