MrBunn (2633) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a crystal clear golden orange with a decent head and interesting aromas. I’m so used to American hops blasting their way into my sinuses and across my palate in IPAs that this one took me by surprise. It has a little bit of an orange and grass odor, but it’s kinda subtle. Flavor is much more interesting, though, with a little bit of honey bun sweetness, some orange blossom and a little grass and resin. I would definitely say that I prefer the American hop profile to this, but it is definitely interesting. Something doesn’t quite work here, and it comes across as a little bit landfill-like at times. That flavor is a very ephemeral one that I can barely detect at times, but at others it seems a little more dominant. Other times it is completely absent and I find myself enjoying the sip. It’s an odd beer, but definitely worth a try.
Art (2703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Common Market. Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Aroma of resinous hops and a slight bit of grape. Taste is subtly bitter but even across the palate.
deekyn (1441) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- pours a clear and smooth golden orange with a finger of off-white head. S- aromas of pungent orange blossom, grapefruit, flower petals, honey, bready malts, fresh cut grass, and wet pine needles. M- a medium palate that is somewhat creamy with a tacky end. Body is also medium with a decent carbonation. T- resin and citrus hops to start. Lemon and grapefruit. Bread malts and a powerful orange juice come in next. Faint peppery spice as well. Some dry and bitter herbal, earthy and grapefruit notes in the end. Mild soap and slightly vegetal as well.
boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured amber-golden/orange with a moderate forming off-white head. Nice retention. Hops on the nose that came off earthy, herbal, and vegetal like. Hops offered a nice spice here, somewhat resinous but mostly vegetal and earthy. Not floral and perfumy. Some bitterness and bread-like malt tones and some sweetness considering the high abv. Wasn’t sure what to expect going into this one, but I’d buy it again.
TomF (5) - Sedona, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unusual beer. Appearance is more like a pilsner, bright and bubbly. Hops are subdued on the nose, alcohol very well hidden in taste. I really enjoyed it!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A new realm in IPA's.. Big, rich and full bodied. Layers of florals, orange citrus, honey and sweet bread. Aromas and flavors truly reminiscent of jasmine tea with honey... Seriously! Balanced bitterness, which compliments the sweet malt backbone. Very enjoyable. A must try.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of snappy, herbal hops and pale malts. The taste is spicy, herbal, fruity hops, toasted caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.
nsquishee (635) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and smooth with flavors of peaches, hops, caramel, booze, and citrus. Very sweet yet hoppy finish. I like, but it is boozy- be prepared!
stevoj (3307) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much more to say on this one, one smooth double IPA. Buttery, velvety texture and taste. Malt comes through, not covered by, but in concert with the hops. Very well done indeed.
umich03jm (3101) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear light orange-yellow color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Interesting aroma. Musty and very floral, lots of lemon, some orange and grapefruit, and biscuit malt. Taste is intense. Moderate sweetness and very strong bitterness. Flowers and citrus fruit mostly but the bitterness overpowers a bit. Very dry finish. Overall, it’s like an extremely bitter imperial pilsner. Good DIPA but too bitter and dry.