Tmoney99 (14947) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015 Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - SEP 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A very brutally harsh IPA
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Partly cloudy golden-rust body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is unmistakably American IPA, my god the fruity resinous american hops come out strong in this one, along with some alcohol fumes. Taste has a decent sweet caramelized malts body. I can feel there is a good amount of sweetness here but it is quickly crushed by the violent fruity resinous bitterness and alcohol bite. This beer is a true palate destroyer, I could still taste it minutes after each sip. There is an alcohol bite but mostly the bitterness is so over-the-top that it almost completely hides the alcohol. The after taste is a thick coat of hops resin sticking to the back of your mouth. I’m a hophead so I can enjoy a beer like this. To call this beer brutal is almost an understatement. A bit too harsh for my taste nowadays, some years ago when I was just getting into craftbeer I used to like harshly bitter IPAs, but not anymore, and this is sad, this is sad because I used to be younger.
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer and exceeded my expectations. smith4498 (3673) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours muddled light brownish color with off white head. Aromas of caramel malt and pine hops. Sweet caramel malt flavor with some pine and bitter hops. Slight iced tea flavor also. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Too malty for me. Possibly an old bottle but they just recently arrived at Total Wine. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Cloudy, dark amber-copper with a 2-finger khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of fir (not pine, but fir), earthy hops, caramel and citrus and other fruit.
Taste of fir, pine, caramel, earthy floral hops, grapefruit and other fruit.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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The aroma is powerful hops and malt. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma and bitter. The palate is typical. Overall it’s not my thing. Palidor19 (3193) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
A nice malty and very hippy beer, has a great copper looking, head falls a bit flat but it works. Lingering grassy hoppy make this a winner. It potent so drink it slow
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maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Everett. Pours a slightly hazy dar amber color with a small tan head on it. Nose is decently hoppy, with some grassy and resin elements to it. Taste is fairly bitter, but doesn’t seem all that fresh to me. In fact, it comes off as a bit earthy. Meh. AWISLguy (3312) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine in Jensen Beach/Stuart. No bottle date, but a (TWine?) sticker with a 3/29/2014 date on the side. Pours orangey-copper with a white head leaving many streaks of lace. Aroma is strongly hoppy; fruits, pine, berries, citrus & grass, with a significant caramel presence. Some earthiness.Taste brings a lot of muddled fruits, a lot of resin, a solid caramel backbone and something slightly medicinal. Certainly grapefruity bitter with a zest from the rind component, with other fruits, including a touch of sour. Medium to full bodied and quite sticky. FInishes to the bitter side of bittersweet, with length. Quite PNW IPA-ish. The fruits are too muddled which makes a bitter, slightly salty clump. This is enjoyable enough though, just not clean enough to be "very good". dwyerpg (6402) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2014
A very strong hop aroma mixed with a bit too much sweetness. Quite strong flavor, pretty hoppy. Solid beer. JOHNCONOR (23) - USA - MAR 24, 2014
One pint plus six. Pours a nice chestnut brown, solid head that all but vanishes save a thin coating on top. Solid lacing as its consumed. Caramel and citrus battle it out in this brew, malts and zest do a solid job of masking the ABV. While you can’t taste it you can definitely feel it. Awesome beer plus the price is right especially for the working man. I will definitely have to keep an eye out for this brewery in the future. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Bronzed amber with a short, tan ring of foam. Aroma is earthy and spicy hops with strong fruit notes (citrus and berries) and abundant caramel. Taste is big fruit up front with a more relaxed earthy hoppiness and a more pronounced spicy hoppiness, blended with strong caramel and dark toasted bread. Body is medium-full and slightly chewy with a light carbonation. Mild stickiness to this too. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, dark bread, orange preserves, soft berries and spicy hops.