dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
glowing deep, dark orange with a medium white head, big hoppy, pine, grapefruit, lemon aroma. Starts out slightly hoppy, then a strong grapefruit and chewy malty flavor, almost syrupy at points. Potent hops in the finish, but enough malt to balance it out for me. Delicious.
bushwik (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bomber from Northcoast Beer and Wine , Lakewood Ohio 03/06/2006; This is easily one of the best brews (not just and IPA) I have had the pleasure of trying; Unbelievable flavor and nose from the hops yet still refreshing and balanced with that citusy palette. The alcohol is almost none existent in this one. Who says a dIPA has to burn your mouth? What are you people talking about? A GOOD ONE SHOULD BE SUBTLE WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF HOPS LIKE THIS GUY... I am stocking up on this stuff . Too expensive though for most.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the pub: Golden pour, decent head. Bright citrusy hop aromas. Get some malt off the start of the flavor but then bitter hops kick in on the tail end leading to a nice finish. Mostly citrusy hops, a hint of pine in there as well.
I also had a 2003 sample at the Vintage Ale Fest. Ugh, still had some of the aroma, but everything in the flavor was long gone.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #100! I saved a good one for this. 22 oz. bomber. Wow, this is good. Slightly cloudy light orange body with a small white head. Wonderful aroma of hops, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime. Flavor is bold and complex. I tasted lots of different hop flavors and lots of different citrus. Very hoppy, but not bitter or alchoholic. Refreshing, clean finish. Easily the best IPA Iíve had.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 the pinnacle of IPAís in my experience (iíve had lots but only started rating recently). heavy mango/citrus aroma, absolutely wonderful. looks like a dIPA is supposed to and has precisely the lighter, carbonated feel youíd demand from one. Taste changes by bottle. Generally, this is extremely hoppy and extremely fruity. only once was it not as good as usual. it has since become one of the most overpriced beers available, but a top notch beer....... RERATE: finally having this for real. i had it a half dozen times before i knew beer. banana mango aroma, some citrus. just as awesome smelling as i remember it. great hop taste, pretty sweet, not very bitter. i love it, best IIPA ever. alcohol is not apparent at all.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a pungent grapefruit hop aroma. Wow, quite a beer. Has a shit load of delicious hops but also quite sweet too with that usual bitter grapefruit sweetness. Quite a beer. Definitly a slow sipper though, this is strong as hell.
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/gold pour. Carbonated but no head. Big juicy hop and pine resin aroma. Tastes the same as it smelled but with some citrus added in. Leaves the lips sticky. Decent enough but IMO overhyped and over priced. $10 a bomber. Iíve had better.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a a bright hazy orange color with a off white head. Citrusy, slightly piney aroma with a bit of caramel malt in there somewhere, nothing too overpowering... quite pleasant. The flavor is pretty much in sync with the aroma, grapefuit is definetly prominant followed by sweet caramel malt...some more sutle pine/grassy notes come in and out. Tthis brew is very malty over the tounge with a balanced hoppiness...a crisp bitter hop finnish also has a small warming alcohol burn...nothing seems to be overkill. Very balanced, and delicoius to drink.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hoppy aroma. Has a nice golden amber color with a thin white head. Excellent bitter hoppy flavor, with a bit of a spicy bite. Good body and lively carbonation. Overall, this is quite good, I can see why itís so highly rated.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Clear amber body with big frothy off-white head. Masiive citrusy, piney hop nose, lots of sweetness as well, caramel, biscuit, candi sugar. Initial flood of citrus, orange, grapefruit, mango, apricots is followed by lots of sticky sweetness, caramel, sugar, toffee. Finish is medium length with a touch of bitterness and lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very nice beer, quite a unique taste. Would like to see this in a 12oz. bottle as the sweetness gets a big overwelming after 22oz.