Barnacle_Ed (48) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First time picking up this much-praised brew, 12/26/2014 edition. Finally understand what all the fuss is about; Extremely fresh and hoppy, all around just awesome. If you’re an IPA fan you owe it to yourself to pick this one up!
ElCapitan22 (322) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice gold color. Has decent lacing and smells glorious. Tastes hoppy and floral. A good ipa and one that I would seek out in the future!
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enjoy By 12-26-14 bottled 11-21-14. Consumed 11-26-14. This is a great experience. This is the third release that I’ve had but thus has been my favorite. By far the most fresh. Impossible to get more fresh in NY I imagine. Lots of dank catpiss pine citrus yummyness.
nearbeer (4478) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml. 12/26/14 version, bottled 11/13/14. Beautiful golden-amber body has long legs and a creamy disc of foam. Juicy orange and mango aroma with an undercurrent of resiny evergreen and minty herb. Flavors of peach, papaya, lemon-honey and bubblegum followed by a big finish of woody resin and mint. Not much of a balance as the wooden and bitter herby hops quickly become the dominant force, but after all that’s the point of this beer. Medium-heavy body shows none of the abv and has a pleasingly smooth medium carbonation.
kespecial (175) - - NOV 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12/26/14 on draft at Cato’s in Oakland. This is probably the 4th version in the series I’ve had, and while other reviews attempt to parse the fine distinctions between the batches, I must say I remember them all as pretty much identical and uniformly delicious. A big, hoppy, citrusy west coast IPA; up there with Pliny the Elder and a few others as my favorite of the style. Bright clear orange in appearance with small white head. Smell of pine and lemon. An initial sweet, sticky resin on the palate followed by a refreshing dry finish. Hops hops hops. Extremely drinkable for the abv. Nice as an opening pint to start the evening before switching to something more sessionable.
IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Culture in NYC. Appears crystal clear with a golden hue and a tiny white head. Pure hop aroma and flavor. Packs a lot of alcohol yet very drinkable. Flavor is a nice (really, perfect) balance between sweetness and hoppiness. I am not a big fan of IPAs but this one is great.
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another perfect brand from this co. Super nice hoppy aroma that covers the spectrum from pine to grapefruit. Taste matches perfect body and clarity. Awesome
LoganL166 (25) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoy by 12-26-14 poured into a tulip. Pours a clear golden orange with a thick white head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma of hops, resin, citrus and herbs. Taste is clean hops that leave a really clean finish. Texture is nice and not oily at all. Darn good IPA
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Had on tap at Stone Liberty Station in San Diego. Pours a clear gold. Thin white head. Aroma is malty and some citrus. Really nice beer. This was the 12-26-14 version.
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MayorOfSudz (68) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into tall glass. Nice lacing. Superb piney citrus blast. Very fresh hop notes bordering on just an absurd dank flavor. Good bitterness to level it out. Hides the 9.4% extremely well. A favorite, for sure.
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