wlajwl (3821) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Aroma is deep, complex piney hops. The flavor is grapefruit, underlying malts, a decent hint of tobacco and a big and very bitter finish.
jhliesen (730) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber--hmmm, a 100 rated beer? Ok, I’ll go with that. Nice amber color with a medium head and a light amount of lacing. Can’t say there was a huge amount of hops in the aroma and the taste, but I really like that. Aroma was mostly of pine and resin and the taste had a solid amount of malts and bread. A warm, but not overwhelming amount of alcohol. Decent bitterness on the finish. More props to Stone to make high quality bombers for a decent price, keep it up! Total wine.
AirForceHops (3138) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at One Stop Market. Big aroma of citrus, grass and of course that Wes Coast pine, nice!
Flavor is pretty bold and nice for a bottled DIPA. Fresh cut grass upfront with light cracker malt and light syrupy caramel or toffee in the center. Bitter grapefruit and lasting pine in the finish. Also has citrus hops, damn pretty much the whole array of hop flavors are found here. What is impressive is this is over 2 months old now and still real vibrant hops. Shows just small amounts of alcohol flavor which is the only negative in a a great brew.
Wrenchbody (7) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bitter beyond DIPA norms but balanced just about beyond anything else in its class. Brings the same notes that Left Coast Hop Juice has, but not as harsh on the alky aftertaste with actually higher ABV. Hope they keep this one coming from the vats. DO NOT consume too many too fast.
peterschreurs (49) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured rich amber. Aroma is pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is pine and citrus and is very bitter.
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chiiidog (30) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark yellow/golden. Aroma is hoppy as hell, pine and grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy and bitter. This is like a balanced Ruination. Mouthfeel is medium/thick. Not my favorite, but definitely a solid DIPA.
purpleoctogod (3) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is beautiful the smell is of nice citrus notes and mainly hops. Its incredible color is a misty golden orange, and lastly the taste is magnificent it rolls across your tongue letting you taste the sweet citrus with a small tinge of bitter hops. Then all at once it crashes the back of your tongue with the great bitter bite of an IPA. All around amazing beer.
bp (788) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: pours dark orange with a thin white head, aroma is hoppy with some citrus, taste is hoppy and bitter. Very nice hop bite in the finish.
ametras (382) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are sweet malts, caramel, citrus, pine needles and booze with resinous and dank notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, sticky texture.
dutch23mp (272) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
hops rock especially in this monster 22oz bomber. The aroma is bread like and very floral perhaps a hint of citrus appearance is normal nothing more or less outstanding. can hint of the very high alcohol content which makes it loose a couple of points with me heavy bitter taste which naturally one would expect full on the palette with an abrupt bitter finish. Well made beer but would only do one of these at a sitting for sure.
Friflo (1) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
First, let me say that I love IPA’s. But this one has it all. Seriously bold hops that hits you in your nose when you take your first deep sniff. The aroma alone tells you that this beer is something special. Incredibly we’ll balanced abundance of hops that stays strong and won’t fade while you’re drinking it. Amazingly, each pull on this beer is as good as the one before and after the second or third one you realize you’re experiencing something very special. Simply, I have never had a better IPA experience. It is a must try.