anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty toffee aroma with woody hoppy citrus hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
bhensonb (10160) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is spicy/floral. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral/spice/citrus - definitely heading towards grapefruit. I’m also getting some butterscotch, so I think there’s diacetyl. Even with all the hop it’s a disturbing thing. There’s some wood astringency - probably oak. It is definitely NW bitter. Barring the oddity flavor this is one heck of a beer.
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Clear orange pour with a white head. Sweet fruit aromas of pineapple, orange, and some grapefruit. Caramel and bread, too. The flavor is a bit sweet, but not bad. Caramel, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit notes. Some pine, watermelon, and sugar.
Ratman197 (8830) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed bronze hued body with a medium sized off-white head with some lace. Aroma... Probably the most diacetyl that I have smelled in a commercially produced beer in the last 9 months. Butterscotch, vanilla pudding, maple, and butter...yeah, just as appealing as it sounds in your 9% IPA. Flavors confirm that this will be a drain pour. Butter and Aunt Jemimah with citrus zest and more fake maple syrup. Sickly levels of diacetyl. Lively carbonation and slightly oily. 20 of the 22oz Poured down the drain. I honestly hope this is a packaging issue and they sort it out ASAP. More than willing to re-rate, but this was foul!
jtclockwork (6888) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with tan head. Nose and taste of thick caramel malt, grapefruit rind, dried citrus and oak. Thick malt body. Bitter caramel and grapefruit finish.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and light vanilla aroma with light oak. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and sweet malt linger with caramel, grapefruit, and oak.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - 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.
marcus (5856) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours golden with an attractive white head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a very bitter finish. It tastes a little off (diacetyl?), but is still pretty drinkable.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear dark golden with a creamy white head. Sweet grainy citrus aroma and taste with nice caramel, vanilla and oak flavors and a dry moderately bitter finish. Good thick chewy palate.