ben4321 (6547) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 5/14/12
AdamChandler (5100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Aroma: It has a nice, big-time, west-coast style, citrus, grapefruit, pine hop aroma
Appearance: It pours an unclear orange color with a decent sized white head
Flavor: The flavor has some sweetness there to balance out the fairly large hop presence
Palate: The body is medium, it feels fairly creamy on the mouth, and ends up dry and tingly
This one really depends on what you were looking for. If you wanted a unique beer with a ton of balance, this is probably not the beer you are looking for. HOWEVER, if you wanted a well-made big time, west coast style DIPA, then you are in for a treat. Personally, I love this style, and I thought they did quite a good job with it here.
Acquired in a trade. Stuck it in the fridge and then poured into a Hill Farmstead Glass.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2012
A - SRM of 6-7. half a finger head quickly subsided to just a minor lacing of offwhite bubbles.
S - Big grapefruit and pine. Lots of fantastic hop resin. Hints of honey and grass.
T - Wow. Super sweetness. Like drinking syrup infused with hop oils. Really tasty. Nice pine and grass notes, more of the citrus bits. Just a small bit of cinnamon taste on the back of the tongue.
M - Nice and clean, super drinkable, 90/10 carbonation on the mouth swish. Wow.
O - This beer rocks. It’s no Pliny or Heady Topper but it’s great and one I’d LOVE to have again.
Clear gold, nice head. Aroma of earthy, resinous hops, pine, grapefruit. Taste is resinous bitter, some peppery hops. Pretty good stuff. Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Massive DIPA. The nose is full of orange and tangerine aromatics. Full bodied with an oily texture. Hints of sweeter citrus fruit, but they give way to bitter hops quickly. Heavy beer. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
Poured to a shaker from the bomber. Aroma is great nicely hoped. Slightly spicey aroma, but citrus flavor. Really good, one of the best I’ve had from black diamond. The alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, which I will accept for being imperial.
bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 23, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a shaker. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is fresh hops. Flavor is resinous hops. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall this is a nice IIPA. adrosson (148) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Liked this beer a lot. Smelled like the dank. Nice malt flavor - not to bitter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rosshalligan (1) - - APR 15, 2012 does not count
appearance copper clear very slight sparkle white head
lasts a short while with some lace.
taste piney. with a nice dry finish lingers nicely.
palate medium body, fizzy,
overall not enough going on for a double IPA it
hits all the check marks but lacks flavour
depth and complexity. IrishBoy (4211) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
Bomber from BevMo Oxnard. Nose is citrus, caramel, with hints of banana and cloves. Clear light amber with a big pale yellow head. Flavor is bitter with pine and fruity and clove notes. Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours crystal clear copper with near white head. The aroma is nice and musty and dank with earthy and spicy hop goodness heading into modest levels of citrus hop notes in the background. The taste is similar with yummy spicy hops and dank earthy hops with both bitter and an ample amount of flavor hops going on. Behind these is a modest level of citrus hops in the background. Nicely facetted hoppy goodness and with a slight sweet maltiness helping to provide some pleasing depth to the experience. Solid brew!