burleybrew (55) - - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 On tap at Maxwells. Whereís the hop aroma? I assume a DIPA should be popping in hop aroma? I did appreciate the complexity of the hops in the taste. This isnít a "grapefruit" bomb. Thankfully it wasnít too sweet & there was a bitter backbone to the beer; yet the malt was really one dimensional. Out of all my friends I think I was the kindest to this beer.
bhensonb (11997) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light bright copper with a small beige head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Itís strong, but doesnít suggest a particular "floral" scent. Med + body. Flavor is somewhat malty, but the hop is floral, and justifies the high IBU. Itís bitter, but not as bitingly so as the usual NW hops would have made it. The bitter really persists into the long finish. On the sides of the tongue too, which seems appropriate. Good drink. Really good. In the end thereís enough malt to be very noticeable, but itís still pretty much towards dry.