williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2009
From a 22 oz bottle...
Cloudy, hazy copper/orange color. Thin head that thins out and leaves a frosty lace. Very cloudy and thick-looking.
The smell is strong, fragrant, flowery pale ale aroma. Citrus/orange pale malt. Deep, stingy dark malts. Smoldering, sour fragrance like a deep brandy. Complex, beautiful.
The malt flavor is pure sour mash, followed by heavy hops. A blast of flavors: sour, rich, dark, sweet. Tons of bitter pale, citrus/estery hops. Lots of sour, bitter liqueur malts.
The feel is heavy, thick and milky. This drink warms the insides like brandy. A hoppy treasure. One of the best beers I have had in a long time... maybe ever. FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Original review date 7/7/2008...
Bomber from Consumer Beverage in Amherst - into a big-@$$ Red Oak mug. Let’s see what happens...
This has the look of a classic DIPA. Sudsy, bountiful head with a few muffin tunnels. Has staying power and solid lacing. Body is a little cloudy with amber, light copper and orange zest tones.
Lots of grapefruit on the nose with sweet caramel malt. Alcohol and sweetness creates wonderful balance and viscosity.
This has qualities similar to its next-door neighbor, Southern Tier Unearthly. Lots of meat on the bone - floral hops, caramel malty backbone with some decent alcohol kick to be putting it together. Oily oily oily - excellent!
Slithers down the throat to create an extra long, well-balanced finish - the tang of the hops is coated with heavy, oily, viscous malt and alcohol.
I was curious when I couldn’t find this on BA - then I realized it was under the generic ImPA moniker. A hop-bomb sledgehammer, this is - one of the best I’ve tried ever. 11.5% (?) ABV, but drinks as well as a Ruination. Gotta get back to the 716 and get more of this!
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Think of their Pale Ale With a litte more Hops And an Alcohol kick. Man this is definately some good stuff here gripweed57 (2463) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange pour. Large creamy beige head. Sweet fruity malt nose has notes of sweet orange and caramel. Flavor follows the nose with additional notes of tropical fruit hops and dried apricots. Noticeable alcohol notes in middle. Chewy, sticky hops in finish. Interesting. blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
22 Oz bottle. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet floral and citric hops, with a hint of caramel. Smooth, medium body. Flavor brings floral, grassy and citric notes, as well as caramel and lightly roasted malty notes. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very tasty and easy drinking.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours a nice amber with a good hoppy scent and lots of lacing.
The taste was very sweet. I think this was because I got an old bottle. The hops were real mellow and sweetness reigned supreme. I actually love this flavor, so it was pretty good for me. I really could drink a lot of this, but I suppose the hops are much stronger normally. I would like to get some more of this and try it again.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Lightly hazed orange/amber pour with thick creamy off white head and lace. Rock candy, caramel, medium citrus malt on the nose. Rich thick semi sweet malt with a cloying hop bitter. Thick rich full bodied with good carbonation and a nice medium full bitter. I liked this beer alot. winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Pours a nice deep amber color, smells wonderful and sweet. The alcohol really is present in each sip on your tongue. Overall very good stuff BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Tap: Nice amber color, small head. Aroma: Sweet, hoppy, crisp. Flavor: Excellent strong hops taste, alcohol, need to try again when I have more time to taste. Tried this without knowing anything about the beer or brewery and was impressed. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
[1594-20080816] 1pt0.9floz bottle. Lightly spiced floral aroma. Hazy, light brown orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Lightly sour characteristics in the flavour with some bitterness. Medium body seems soft. Quite drinkable.
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)