Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/17/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Light cloudy amber color with a short white head. Spicy hop aromas with caramel. Dry, bitter, spicy hoppy flavors with a bitter and refreshing finish. Excellent!
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Alcohol winks through powerful herbal hops and coniferous resins in this rich and bitter brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-Citrusy whispers add complexity.
-Mouthfeel could be drier, crisper.
-Malts aren’t very well defined.
-This remains nicely different for a strong hoppy brew.
ThanksYeast (33) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad 22 oz bottle. Nice aroma. Very earthy. Slight dirt but not too too bad, different character for sure. Enjoyable. I may enjoy it more as I drink more.
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another big DIPA from Stone for their anniversary, yet this time with all German hops! Bonus point in the Overall for flying in all them cones.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
FDBK 2010. The head is ok, body cloudy. It smells hoppy, bit alcoholic, bit sweet. The taste is sweet, hoppy, bitter-intensive, bit alcoholic-creamy. Ok 3.4
b79turner (252) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Golden blind color with a small white head. Nose is spruce, pine, grass, very bright with a nice creamy balance. Notes of vanilla and caramel compliment the hoppy bitterness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Nice beer
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a hazy golden orange with thin lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and citrus hops. Spicy hop flavor lingers with a bitter finish. Very tastey.
ccex (1187) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours a hazy orange with small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma has lots of citrus, melons, and pine resin. Taste is bitter with some caramel sweetness in the middle and a somewhat dank aftertaste with no alcohol burn. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation and a surprisingly crisp mouthfeel. This was a nice substantial surprise which I’d gladly try again.
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber into bottle, hazy oange pour with white head, aroma is fruit, taste is SUPER bitter, hopps, and soap on the back end
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours bright melon orange with wispy white head. Big white bubbles mixed with tight little bubbles. Aroma is mostly hops leaning toward resiny. Grassy and piney, citrus hops. Chewy body and dry finish. Easy to drink and no real alcohol heat.