NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2006
HUGE caramel malt and fruit laden aroma is highly concentrated with a noticeable citrus hop balance. This smells excellent.
The body is a red/amber that almost appears to glow while the head is a thumb thick, compact, tan, creamy looking and lasting.
The fore is rich and deep with caramel malt and hints of brown sugar and caramel covered white fruits. The hop component is secondary, but still large and present and gives some bracing pineand citric notes that cut the malt sweetness. An excellent DIPA according to my tastebuds. Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
65 cl bomber. Courtesy of Papsø. Tasted in comparisson with other IIPAs. Hazy, reddish amber colour with a nice white head. Amazing aroma of hops and great sweet burned caramel. Nice and very tasty flavour of hops and caramel. Ends up very bitter, but in a smooth way as well as a notable alcoholic taste. Definately a great IIPA! stchloe (1067) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Served only in glasses, and bitter as the day is long with organic hops; thats a bloody good DIPA. winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
A very well balanced Imperial IPA. Not as bitter as one might expect from the style but more so how I enjoy the interpretation. A solid malty base with a good dose of bittering hops to almost balance but a huge amount of flavor and aroma hops. A sweet orange and peach character that I really enjoy from use of high grade malts. redave (166) - squaw valley, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
Nice! Grassy pine aroma, slightly sweet [as most dipa’s are]
Pours a orange amber [dark] color, nice cream/tan head, nice solid wall of lace on the way down!
man, did i say nice aroma?
hoo-hoo! hop bomb blast of a pine tree blast! some grapefruit.. mostly pine tree!
Nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. The label says it all "Go Big, or go Home!" This is one of the more up front bitter DIPA’s I’ve had, seems like DIPA’s are sometimes big all around, but not as sharp.
Alcohol is present, but OK.
I would buy this on a regular basis, and would love to try this on tap, or better still, on cask!
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2006
This beer looks like trouble with a translucent ruby color and a bubbly thin white head. Very clean aroma, hoppy, citrus and soapy, but also sweet and sugary. I think my tongue felt the alcohol before a drop landed, oily, sticky mouth feel, warming with long lasting bitterness. Flavor was of pine, but also woody and sweet like caramel. Without the hops this would remind me of a barleywine. I enjoyed this. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Bomber. Strong caramel malt and citrus hop aroma. You can definitely tell this beer is unfiltered, lots of floaties within an orange amber body. Flavor is similar to aroma, lots of malt at the forefront, and a strong citrus and piney hop backbone. Reminds me a lot of the dreadnaught. Very solid douple ipa. PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 17, 2007
22oz Bottle: Poured into a pint glass. Deep copper in color with some clarity and a thick, consistent creamy tan head which left a thin lacing. This stuff is beautifully aromatic. Has a fruity sweet hoppyness. Apricots, resiny, notes of caramel malt, mint, seems West Coast-like. Nice creamy body, with a strong malt accent; without being sweet or syrupy. Rye bread and chewy roasty caramel come off from the malt back. The hops are lively and fruty. There’s nice resins and oils, which give a tasty balance of Apricot fruityness and a minty bite in the dry long finish. A very solid and quaffable IIPA. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle at Brewtopia. Copper in color with a nice fluffy white head. Hoppy sweet aroma. Earthy, grassy hops. Citrusy notes. Orange and grapefruit. Malty and hoppy sweet flavor. Herbal citrusy notes. Finish is bitter. Full bodied. Very complex. Very nice beer. Enjoyable. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2006
Translucent and glowing pale polished brass in color with a greasy, icy white head. Aroma portrays honeyed tangerines and apricots, along with mandarins situated under an orange citric glaze. Bright candied cascades meet a lemon zest, and the alcohol strength only adds to the aromatic zing. Big boy flavor plays with strawberry kiwi, honeycomb and dried apricot chews. Borders oiliness. A crystallized comb sweetly moves us into a plum orange duck sauce. Melted papaya chews get mixed with liquefied dates to form a chewy sweetness that’s well-balanced with the citric traits. Nearly a natural, nut dusting-coated character at times. Truly strikes a balance between mouth feel totality and spicy ginger hop hotness. Medium-to-fuller bodied and simply fun to place upon the palate for sheer playful purpose. Candied, crystallized ginger and hop flavors twine around the tongue in the end, aridly drying out the sides. An erasure buffing strikes the base of the tongue to eloquently deliver on all that it was cracked up to be. Many thanks for the bomber, tpkenned!