Natai (81) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden bronze with an off-white head. Aromas of mild caramel and resin with a hint of pine. Any hops flavor is almost completely overpowered by malt - more like a mild pale ale than an imperial IPA.
Ratman197 (7762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of oak, bread, light pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, citrus and light oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.
Sledutah (3251) - Utah, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (dated 1/9/13) picked up at Texas Liquor
Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a big off-white head and thick lacing in the glass
Aroma: Citrus, sweet caramel and bready
Taste: Caramel, citrus, bready, pine resin that has a herbal notes
A nice solid IIPA.
baraciisch (958) - USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light citrusy malts... Color is hazy dark gold... Flavor is akin to an English mouthfeel, cascade wet hops... Finish is slightly piney... Really interesting beer... Solid
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jazz88 (2471) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (with a 01.09.13 stamp). A hazy golden color with a white head. A pleasant sweet citrus and hoppy aroma. A nice candy sugar and sweet nectar flavor that was not as bitter as I would have expected. I enjoyed it through and through.
joeneugs (2176) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft at Tap 25. Yikes… I didn’t realize the ratings were so bad on this one. I think there may be some disparity between the bottles and draft version. Newer brewery… problem with packaging… Hmmm. possible. Anyway I didn’t think this was so bad. Quite good actually. It poured a dark orange with and orangy head. The aroma is spicy, orangy hops. The flavor has pine, orange and mild spicy hops. Good malt backbone with hints of sweet caramel and butterscotch although I didn’t pick it up as diacetyl, but I could be wrong. This is one of those old school IIPA’s with more balancing malt sweetness. Not really what I’m going for these days, but it was ok.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Tap 25 in Livermore and enjoyed in the company of Livermore spokesman, ratebeer’s own, joeneugs. It pours clear copper with a tan head and sheet lacing. The aroma offers up some caramel malts and a bit of butterscotch rolling quickly into pine and citrus hop notes. The taste is similar as full firm citrus and pine hop flavor mix with equal levels of bitter resiny hops as well as caramel to butterscotch sweetened maltiness. So the malts seem almost diacetyl like blending with resiny hop bitterness.
nimbleprop (3063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some white head. Buttery nose, diacetyl, caramel. Flavor is gross, sickly sweet, caramel, buttered popcorn. Overly sweet finish.
thetmaxx (673) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured from bomber. Aroma is horrible, like cardboard, maybe oxidized? Flavor gets some diacityl.I don’t know if its the oak or what, hop character is spicey which seem inconsistent for cascade hops. Drain pour!
bnoel09 (380) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into an English Pint. Color is medium amber with a cream colored head. Aroma is very sugary with a hint of hops (grapefruit). Taste is sweeter than expected with an unusual butterscotch and earthy flavor and some spicier hop notes towards the finish. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky and astringent mouthfeel. Overall a very odd take on an IIPA.