jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2007
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date, a blurb along the left side of label, sampled after a few hours in the refrigerator in a tulip glass.
Poured a slightly hazy reddish golden orange with a small foamy white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing.
Aromas of pine oil, earthy dry leaves and citric rinds, a light biscuity maltness and big whiffs of fusel alcohol.
Steady, moderate carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
An alcohol infused DIPA taste, the alcohol is noticeable from the beginning, solvent tasting and warming in the back of the throat, pine and flower oily, citrus rind, dry earth and leafy, sweet pale, grainy malts, and a dry alcoholic, hoppy, malty finish.
A decent DIPA, a sipper that I am done with after one bomber.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2008 This beer pours a clear amber color with a rich frothy head. Hops really slammed my nostrils on the pour. I smelled hops and a good helping of citrus on the nose. The pour and the smell really make you want to gulp the beer. This is a tremendous double IPA. The hops explode on your taste buds. The citrus flavors (especially orange) dance around your tounge. The mouthfeel is excellent. I am excited to try a few more of the beers from Boulder if this is any indication of the quality of the brewer. GREAT BEER! hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
bottle, orange gold color typical of the style, white head, smells of malt, pnw hops, pine, taste at first was slightly bitter, alcahol hidden very well, smooth, a nice beer. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2007
tap at falling rock. golen with frothy white head. good carbonation. citrus hop aroma. big hops and steady bitterness. malts come in late. nothing too special for a II. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2007
Poured a hazy gold with a medium off-white head. Big hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and earth. Caramel pokes out underneath. The flavor was hop forward of pine with some caramel mixed in. the pine and hops last front to back. Moderate bitterness on the finish. Godd balance for drinking but still leaning all over the hops. Nice beer.
vyvvy (6470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Wow, this thing seems way underrated to me. Pours light copper with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is very floral and grapefruit hop heavy with some citrus, pine and wood as well. There is some malt, but this is very hop heavy. Medium / full body with the perfect amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with lots of grapefruit, dark citrus and woody hops. There is noticable malt, but as noted in the aroma this is a hop bomb - it is not harsh like many and is ridiculously drinkable for 10%. The finish has a tropical hops presence that is almost creamy, then there is a lingering hop bite that stays in the mount. Excellent IIPA. Hopefully Boulder will keep this kind of quality up. taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Seems a little weak for a double IPA. Can taste alcohol at all, but cant really taste any hops. Seems like a needs an extra kick of ingreidents. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy jack-o-lantern orangy with 1-finger or so off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, hops, tangerine, grapefruit. Tastes very hoppy and tropical fruity, with a solid caramel malt base. I never would have guessed that this one was 10% ABV. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bomber, pours a clear golden with a thick foamy head; great lacing. Strong aroma of caramel, floral, pine and citrus. A nice bitter bite, but well tempered against the malts to mellow it out on the finish. Not very complex, but satisfying and tasty just the same. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2007
22 oz bomber poured deep gold with thin white head. It smells like wedges of grapefruit sitting on a bed of pine needles. Behind that there’s some sweet malt mixed with the grapefruit to create a sweet orange candy aroma. The flavor seems to be bitter pine and grapefruit hops that slowly sweeten to about midway. Then the bitterness builds but doesn’t get too out of control. The more of this beer I consume the more the grapefruit shines through.