MatSciGuy (924) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2010
[Bottle] shared by DalzAle. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head. Aroma is hoppy - grapefruit and orange being most prominent. There is also a bit of caramel malt presence as well. Flavor is quite bitter, nice forward maltiness, brown sugar and raisin, and a faded hoppiness. This was a nicely aged IPA - the malt backbone is strong enough to carry this beer through the couple years it has been aged. ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Draght @ Brouwers - Pours a nice dk amber with a medium beige head...aroma is toffee and hops...oily and old noble hops, not bright or green...flavour is similar, slightly sweet caramel and doughy, more old hop resin...pretty okay... Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Bottle from Cavie. Orange pour with a thick head. Aroma is brown sugar, and lots of hops. Taste is sweet, sugary, and hoppy. Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Bottle courtesy of zdk9. Clear light orange red color. Salty smell with a fair smooth feeling of dark fruit. Finishes with salty sweetness. Flavored light touch to the skin as well. Nice. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to BA zdk9) Pours clear orange with light bubbles. Nose of chlorine, caramel, honey and tangerine. Taste of earth, oranges, caramel, syrupy with a lightly bitter syrupy finish. Some toastiness and creamy notes on the finish as well.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Young’s Brewing Company--Dick’s Brewing Company Dick’s Bottleworks IPA--India Pale Ale 2007 22 oz. Yes 8.50% 85? 4.25 / 5.0 IPA--Imperial Big sediment.Lacy mild light head.Cloudy bright dark amber orange color.Malty floral fruit ester hop front.Creamy mild sweet sediment thick rich apple bisquit yeast body.Mellow Belgian hop spice end. 7/12/2007 0 Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
BOMBER. Pours a copper body with an off white head. Pine, sweet grapefruit notes, chewy warming body, with some pine, and caramel notes. A light soapy character, not sure how old this was. A moderate warning with more sugar and caramel notes. A decent ipa, that had a mild warming with some light spicy hop tones. Good. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bomber. Pours a clear, dark, orange-copper hue. A small, foamy, beige head fades swiftly to a thin film. A soapy wash of lace mostly rejoins the body, with scant spots escaping the recession. The aroma is based in sweet toffee and bread malt, caramel, and orange marmalade. Citrus hops seem somewhat faded, but still provide ample, floral aromatics. Flavors mirror the nose, largely sweet for an IIPA, with loads of toffee and caramel outpacing the faded, sticky citrus bitterness. The palate sports a big, sugary body, with balanced carbonation and a heavy finish. It’s mostly unobjectionable, yet boring and lackluster. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a small ring of white head. Aroma of crackery malt, citrus hops. Flavor of sweet fruits and crackery, caramel malt. This doesn’t taste too old, but it is a touch sweet and wore on me as I continued to drink it.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bomber, showed up on Long Island along with some of the other Dick’s line-up. Didn’t realize this was aged, but I gather from the recent ratings it is. The bottle also refers only to a 5c bottle deposit for Oregon as opposed to listing all states with bottle laws as on the rest of current Dick’s bottles. Lots of excess information there, but it is what it is. In any case, doesn’t actually seem too old to the senses. Aroma does have a hefty caramel and bready malt feel but also still has plenty of pine, herbal, and tropical fruit hop notes. Flavor likewise has a good deal of malty sweetness, but whatever oxidation has taken place is not particularly off-putting nor does it turn the beer overly syrupy. Still plenty of bright bitterness left with a tropical feel and even lightly resinous over syrupy. Still seems like a DIPA to me, maybe a bit muted, but still a fine drinker.