bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deuce bottle from Binnys Beverage Depot, Schaumburg, IL. 5.17.13. Deep coppery yellow with a half inch or so if white somewhat thin suds on top. Pretty translucent, visible carbonation bubbling from glass bottom. Amazing smell on this one. Delicious ruby red grapefruit aroma, spring garden floral variety as well, lavender and the like. Mouthfeel is chalky and then has a bitter, dry and surprisingly clean finish. Leaves the tongue slightly numb. Taste is bitter and not at all as juicy as the nose. Very bitter citrus, nearly astringent from the pale malt bill perhaps. Seems salty. Probably signs of the ABV. Update-became VERY well blended as it warmed. Finish is still surprisingly clean, maybe a bit more bitter. Since I prefer a sweeter, juicier, hop-forward IPA this wasn’t my favorite. Very good well blended double IPA though once warmed
greghornsby (5) - Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Open the bottle with an immediate blast of resiny, floral hoppiness. Citrus notes at first with a slightly bitter finish. Earthy nose as it warms.
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Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
05 17 13 on tap at Front Row Pizza. Super fresh bouquet of floral hops. Amazing flavor of resiny hops without being too overpowering. Very clean tasting. Light to medium body. This 12 oz glass will be emptied quickly!
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Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Edgar’s house. 5-17-13 batch. Pours hazy gold with medium white head. Aroma of serious pine, floral notes, citrus and fresh cut grass. Taste was mostly resin, pine, citrus and heavy malts. Mouth was smooth with intense bitter finish. Very well balanced.
Goodgrief (1742) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum. Pour was a beautiful yellow/golden color with nice fluffy head. Huge nose of citrus. Taste was uber hoppy (two weeks out from "Enjoy By" date) with lots of funky citrus and earthy hops. Oily mouthfeel and slightly sticky (in a good way). Got a tad sweet as it warmed, but overall, this was quite tasty and well worth seeking out. Would drink another in a heartbeat.
asedzie (585) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Big tropical fruit nose, passionfruit dominates. Flavor is also dominate by passionfruit like tropical fruit notes. Great bitter kick near the end at the back of the mouth, very slight alcohol astringency. Hop bitterness and oils linger in the mouth for several minutes after each sip. Very good dipa - I would rank it up there near a beer like pliny, but strong alcohol notes detract just a little from overall perfection.
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at World of Beer in Naperville. Found this to be a typical stone ipa. Stone beers have a distinct bitter backbone which causes their beers to taste very similar in my opinion. The bittering hops overwhelm the palate and the brew. A nice beer for a hop head like me. Just lavks a little balance.
closey22 (648) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 11/12/13: Clear golden with rimming white head; aroma is of crude oil and notes of wood; flava is rich with bitter and woody hops; feels medium to thick and silky smooth with some fizzy bite; finishes dry bitter hoppy.
5/17/13: hazy gold lasting white; aroma of crude oil hops; Flava is the same; feels silky and crisp; finishes bitter
TheMaha (54) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bomber into a tulip. There is a burst of hop aromas from the moment the bottle is opened. In the glass the aromas really shine with super fresh earthy dank hops. More and more pine and citrus and really delightful herbal aromas present themselves as the beer warms. The appearance is a lovely light orange/gold and pours with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. This hop bomb is delicious. great bitterness in the mid-palate and a long lasting finish. I definitely wouldn’t call this balanced..but there is a nice biscuit/ cracker like malt presence that plays nice with the hops. Nicely resinous and oily on the roof of the mouth. This will wreck your palate by the end of the bomber. I would recommend all DIPA lovers give this a go but at this price point it’s also more gimmick than value..I bought this the same day as I purchased some Hoptimum and Double Trouble by Founders and trust me they were every bit as fresh. and a much better value.
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark orange with a thick fluffy white head, and a huge hop aroma. An amazing flavor with notes of citrus, grapefruit and black pepper. Finishes smooth with a taste of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone