mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a murky dark amber orange with medium off-white head. Aroma brings out toasted nut, big caramel malts, and resinous hops. Flavour brings out shitloads of syrupy sweet caramel malts that seem extremely cloying at first, but then are balanced out a big wallop of resinous hops. Super viscous on the palate - perhaps the thickest IIPA I’ve encountered. The sweetness is quite dominating, which isn’t my thing, but for what it is, it’s not too bad in small doses. Tastes more like a hoppy barley wine. Surely not as bad as the average ratings suggest. ABUSEDGOAT (2756) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Cloudy amber, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is raw spicy hops, floral, somewhat fruity - absolutely not my preference but a few reviews are saying nothing is there - disagree. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, low sweetness. It’s not a worldbeater by any standard, but 4th percentile? User134089 (1644) - - AUG 2, 2013
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Cherokee Market Beer & Wine in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: July 23, 2013
Consumed: July 30, 2013
Poured a dark caramel murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of frothy khaki-tan head. Lots of thick, uneven lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention as well.
Smelled apple, caramel, toffee, lots of malts, honey, earthy, grass hops, bread, butter, rye hops and molasses.
Tasted a bit like the smell, but slightly better. Still very earthy. Grass hops, rye hops, heavy malts - caramel, toffee, honey and molasses.
Medium body. Creamy-to-slick texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Some hits and misses, but overall not too bad. I’d try it again. Nice for the winter for sure.
anders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy weak hoppy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel finish. r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Sweet, a bit syrupy, and malty. Hints of grass, earthiness, citrus. Hops comes up with a hint of bitterness, then fades to a sweet finish.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Poured from 22 oz bottle. Pours copper in color with creamy white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some notes of wood. Taste is cedar and a bit of candied grapefruit. This was actually pretty decent. I had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Bomber bottle pours copper, stiff white head. Harsh hop malt aroma, taste is nuculearly sweet malt. jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Deep hazy copper coloured body with a deep brown colour up top with a golden colour at hte bottom - neat, all with a nice, thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of yeast, bread, a bit of grapefruity hops and a lot of alcohol and malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive medicinal and metallic flavours at first with a ton of alcohol, a lot of malt and a resiny sweetness and deep hoppiness. Aftertaste is super potent with the malt, alcohol and metallic bitterness really shining through and almost nothing else. Overall, a pungent, potent and deeply warming imperial ipa - not great and not really worth searching out for, even for this ridiculously low price (for the style/size). I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Super Jr. Market (BestDamnBeerShop) in San Diego, California on 06-May-2012 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 26-August-2012. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2012
650 ml bottle from Sprouts. Pours a translucent amber-brown color with a medium off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is sweet caramel, pine and yeasty breads. The flavor is more of the same with the sweet caramel malt base making itself known in a big way. The hops are piney, with a bit of spice. The palate is silky smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes short with a bit of a saccharine metallic aftertaste. Overall: Interesting, but a bit too sweet for me, reminds me of homebrew. Lacks the character and depth necessary to compete with Alpine, Ballst point, green flash, et al. mjg74 (3106) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bomber from Valley Farm. Lightly hopped bready/caramelized nose. Fairly well hopped and slightly sweet. The quality is lacking a bit. No alcohol is present. Not bad.