hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear golden ale with a small, fluffy, white head. The aroma furnishes big honey, toffee, and citrusy hops. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Grassy, floral, citrusy hops are well-supported by a sturdy malt backbone. Grassy, moderately bitter finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
huge citrus hop aroma. lots of citrus hops throughout. some nice piney bitterness. not as in your face as i like my IIPAs but still a great beer,
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Tons and tons of hops, but not harshly bitter. It actually reminded me a little of an ale version of an imperial pilsener. It was a little amazing the way it was that hoppy and that light in color. Very nice. And you can’t beat the low price. Tons of hop complexity. Decent balance.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light gold with an average to large, foamy, slightly off-white head that mostly, but slowly diminished and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate cracker, pale malt and white bread; moderate to heavy lemon, orange, apricot and nectar hops; lighter pine and grapefruit hops; and light yeast. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. There was bread, cracker, biscuit, citrus hops, apricot, tangerine, pine, orange, a little grapefruit, lemon, a little yeast and something almost like honey. The medium body was a little oily and then dry and also a little sticky on the lips with light to moderately fizzy carbonation and a very dry finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to ksurkin for this bottle. Bomber pours crystal clear copper with thin gold hues and creamy to bubbly off white head. The aroma offers up bitter grapefruit juice, lime peel, some spicy hops and sweet to almost caramel malts. The taste is nice and citrusy with tangelo, near ripe orange wedges and grapefruit. Around the flavor periphery I get thin rings of spicy hops and sweet malt sweetness. Nice IPA.
strongpieman (1465) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Cloudy yellow with a clingy white head. More mild than expected. Medium to full body, nice finish that lasts. Overall a good IPA, but not one of my tops.
malrubius (1654) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle. Pale hazy straw with lasting head and lace. Fruity grapefruit tangerine aroma. Mild biscuity fruity apricot tangerine with super dry mildly bitter palate-cleansing finish. Just frigging delicious. I love IPAs like this. Nice and dry and lightly fruity. Not sure why this is "imperial."
arminjewell (6095) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 Poured hazy orange-red with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, some hints of citrus leading into some biscuit and slight caramel. Taste was full of grassy hops, hints of lemon and citrus, some biscuit and caramel notes, finishing fairly bitter.
halfonit (1156) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy lighter golden color. Has a thick white head. Aroma is of hops, soap, and some pine. Flavor has a nice grassy hop flavor, with some pine, earth, and spice. Leaves a citrus hop finish. This is definitely quenching my thirst.
agl108 (780) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber. Poured hazy, dark gold with splotches of soapy white head. Faint grassy nose, almost pilsner-esque. Grassy flavor with notes of pine, citrus fruits, Mildly bitter finish.
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a basic yellow golden color with a small white head. Aroma of grassy, resinous hops, citrus, pale malts, bread, and sugar. Flavor of herbal, grassy hops, pale malts, crackers, toast, and just a wee bit of citrus. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a semi-sweet, malty mouthfeel with a bit of grassiness. Nice IPA but overrated.