randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’ve now had both 22oz bottle and draft with similar results.Pours a murky burnt orange with a soapy white head.Nose is a beautiful blend of hops.Pine and herbal hops are present but mostly citrus hops.Tropical flavors of mango,pineapple and grapefruit shine bright!Taste is also very bright and tropical hops with a super creamy malt backbone.This is the finest wet-hop and maybe the best Sweetwater brew I’ve come across.
Cybercat (5174) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - it smells exactly like a fresh-cut pine tree and has just a touch of sour citrus. It pours a lovely clear golden amber with a decent and fairly persistent creamy off-white head. Flavor is like a liquid pine tree - this is definitely a must for hop fanatics! For all the hoppy flavor, though, it is only a little bit bitter and has a nice fruity undertone that has grapefruit and apple components. Texture is nice and ragged, quite fizzy, leaving behind a firm tingle and a hoppy, slightly fruity finish. Look for this one!
nathan30533 (1018) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste of appricot. Good golden color with little white head. Good Double IPA.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward. arrived to the table as a dark orange with a firm 1 finger white creamy head. the fresh citra hops really shine on the nose with big citrus and fruity aromas. medium smooth creamy body with more citrus hop notes along with some peach, apple and banana notes lingering through. there is a nice sweet malt backing to keep things balanced. bitter, sweet finish. wonderful fresh hop IIPA from Sweetwater.... check this one out.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Holy mother of sweet hoppy goodness, Thanks Rob! Citrusy grassy causing me to sneeze aromas. Orange, grapefruit, and pine flavors tickle the tastebuds. Overfall a freaking awesome beer. My burps even taste great. Now that’s a sign of a quality libation!
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Pat. Orange pour with a white head. Vibrant citrus aroma. Very juicy flavor, no hops bitterness at all. It’s actually more sweet than bitter. Very approachable for a double IPA.
Gachupines (1251) - USA - FEB 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber, slightly golden appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is fresh hops and a little grassy. Flavor is hoppy, a little piney with minor grapefruit in the finish. Overall tastes like a slightly supercharged version of their 420. Really like this one, would have again if I can find it.
ttroha (507) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark in color with off-white head. Has hints of flora and chocolate. A great lingering aftertaste
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
served in a pint glass at the brewery (from notes).
A - orange amber color / slight haze / tan head
S - hoppy, but a bit light for a DIPA / grapefruit / fresh hops
T- crisp and clean / very well-balanced hops and malt. A bit light on hoppiness and strong in malt for a DIPA. Low IBU for a DIPA.
M - smooth; slightly light; good carbonation
O: This is a great tasting brew but I gave it a slight downgrade for departure from style. This DIPA is not as bold, bitter or hoppy as Sweetwater’s IPA. Very drinkable, especially for a DIPA. Lacks only the complexity and interest of a top beer.
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber, just released a few days ago, nice and fresh. Poured clear, golden with some amber hints. Aroma was a blast of citrusy hops, lots of pine, fresh and juicy. Citra is fitting name for this hop, very nice indeed. Flavors were a bit more toned down although didn’t disappoint, big hop presence. Quite fruity with a long bitter finish. Just a touch of sweetness in there but otherwise no alcohol could be found. I like that the dudes at Sweetwater made a fresh hopped double, first one I have seen and they knocked it out of the park. Nice job.