maltman53 (345) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the Woodstock Festival for hops: Galina, Simcoe, Delta, Amarillo, Moerilla, Citra and Cascade. The 9.4 ABV goes underground in this finely balanced malt and hops fresh offering. It’s like fresh squeezed grapefruit juice over a pile of pine needles. West Coast double IPA on steroids!
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Friendly Spot in San Antonio. Serve by 7/4. This is a great beer. Aroma is floral, wonderful hop aroma. Taste is floral and hoppy. This was worth the wait! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Danielcrozier (23) - Vacaville, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good choice of spices. Tastes of fruit zest. Good hops. Lower IBU'S for my taste but very good balance of flavors. Great beer to give your friend that you want to love IPA's.
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I went old school on this bomber and sucked it right out of the bottle... It was fresh, delicious and refreshing. Nice one served up cold on a warm afternoon.
beechner224 (686) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy copper orange with a white head. Piney and grapefruit aroma. Very bitter, but still balanced. A good IPA.
jobusrum (22) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 On tap at The Salted Pig. 7/4 batch. Awesome Ipa, wonderful floral aroma and earthy taste. Could drink this all day.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from QFC in North Bend. Pours an almost iridescent gold/orange with traces of white foam. Smells sweet, herbal, mildly tropical and citrusy. Tastes sweet, mildly medicinal, lots of bitterness (remaniscent of pinaple rind).
epiphyte707 (66) - eureka, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. from weaverville while camping. Aroma is of cat piss, pine resin, toffee malt, grassy, citrusy. Tastes like resinous fresh hop flowers with a clean stone malt backbone a spicy tingling on the palate that flows into a sublime hop aftertaste that is earthy grassy danky.
Wordsworth (132) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into Finnish pub mug. Pours a bright straw color with touches of amber. Thin white head that dissipates into a thin haze. Soapy white lacing slides down the glass. Aroma is grapefruit, a grassy smell, some melon, and a light sweetness that is alluring. The carbonation really bounces on the tongue with a clean mouthfeel. Taste is a wonderful balance of light piney sweetness, grapefruit and other lighter fruits, with a notable hop flavor that is not very bitter. The ABV is well hidden. A well balanced and accessible IPA that is very drinkable. Too bad I can’t cellar it!
Caskalefan (149) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 What can I say?
Perfect Pilsner-like color* For those who would argue that it should be more appropriately copper colored...
*The first officially designated American craft brewed IPA was Grant’s, and it contained Pilsener malts of this golden hue.
The nose is an exquisite melange of grapefruit, Mandarin orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango, peach, melon, kiwi, and lemon/lime.
The flavors follow suit, and the body is medium to full with just the right amount of malt backbone which is more of a textural thing, in this case, than a flavor enhancer. The hops are given free reign to truly shine here.
The balance is nearly flawless, right through the long, dry finish which is crisp, and remarkably refreshing.