BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow, cloudy beer with some white head. Aroma of pines and fruits. Flavour is bitter with pines and grapefruit. Plenty of grapefruit alltogether.
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma has citrus hoppiness. Under this caramel malting. Hazy honey yellow. Short head leaves thin lacing. Taste is strongly aromatic, full feel. Bit sticky sweetness ends in dry finish. Nick ipa has also high bitterness but is to my liking. Recommended.
KegOstertag (92) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank on 11/2/12 in glass from a 22 oz bottle at home. Aroma-strong hoppy scent with light floral notes. Appearance- Golden orange color very appealing. Light head but long lasting Taste- Smooth to drink. Palate- Slighty aciditic mouthfeel. Very hoppy aftertaste. Overall very good IPA.
Monalovesbeer (21) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Effervescently hoppy. Bitter but nice floral aroma. Beautiful color and lacing.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light orange, substantial white head with lots of lacing.
Pine hops dominate the nose, not much else sneaks through.
solid double ipa. Resiny pine dominates taste too. wonderful and hoppy, with a sweet middle. Smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant beer.
rgfellow (100) - - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 The pour is a hazy yellow with a light foamy head. Taste is light with heavy hops.
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zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Stone Brewery. Pours golden with an off white head and sweet hoppy aroma. Taste is of fresh hops, grapefruit, and citrus notes with a bittersweet finish. Very drinkable, good IPA
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very balanced and hop forward beer. Lots of citrus and grapefruit notes.
Bluebane (5) - - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good if not remarkable IPA - aggressively hopped and very bitter, but a nice taste. It does indeed ruin your palate. Gorgeous presentation and bottling.
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (notes from tasting session). 2008 vintage. Grassy, citrusy, and musty. A very mixed aroma. Initial flavors has mandarin orange and zesty orange peel. Mid palate goes sweet with maltiness. Final tends to dryness.
Overall, a good balance, but a somewhat cloying aftertaste.