decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Nice orange pour with a tight off white lace and head. Peppery aroma with lots of citrus. Creamy and sweet with a very good finishing bitter. Light creamy full bodied beer. Very full powerfull ipa doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2008
22oz bomber with gold wax. Pours cloudy, burnt orange color with a small, offwhite, creamy head, some lace. Smells citrusy, slightly nutty and slightly grassy. Tastes flavorful but not super bitter, grassy, some citrus, some nutty hop flavor as well. Medium body, smooth carbonation. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Bomber from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Pours orange gold with a thin head that lingered for a while. Aroma is citrus rinds. Grapefruit and orange predominantly. Nice and fruity aroma. The flavor has much of the same with great citrus effects of grapefruit, orange, tangerine. Some floral and piney hops make and appearance along with a bit of medium sweet caramel malt. Smooth and fruity. Nice hops, not overly bitter, but still very hoppy. Nice! iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
22oz bomber, no date with gold wax and picked up at the Pre-DLD gathering. Clear medium gold with a 1/2 finger creamy off-white head, fadinig to a thick ring and thin film before long. Lots of grapefruit and orange rinds and resiny pine up front--almost a perfumey quality from the intense hops. Just a little bit of a caramel malt backbone, but I don’t really need a whole lot from that realm--it’s about the hops! Flavor is just as fruity with the addition of some grassy notes. Caramel does come on a bit stronger with a little bit of cotton candy notes. Bitterness peaked around a 6 in the dry finish. Full body with light prickly carbonation. An excellent DIPA! JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2008
22oz from scubarex - thanks, Russ! Nice amber pour with a big creamy head. Very appealing, and the nose is quite rich too - slight bitterness but mostly an abundant floral aroma. That’s just my game in terms of DIPAs, a big San Diego style done by a fine Midwestern brewery. Very hefty malt center to this beer gives it a substantial quality, and a long smooth finish that suits the lively citrus just right. Slightly pungent note creeps into the taste, but overall quite good.
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange amber with a thin sheen. Big spruce sap hoppy aroma. medium/full body and smooth. Nice hop driven flavors of spruce sap, citrusy orange and grapefruit on a lightly sweet pale malt base. Very good hop show case without a lot of bitterness. Great IPA jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
heemer77 (5361) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
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heemer–pours a white head and hazy copper color. Aroma is citrus/pine hops. Taste is citrus/pine hops-some dry bitterness, secondary medium malt. Some slickness.
Bomber. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some bread and caramel. The body was hazy gold colored with a white head. The taste was grapefruit with some toast notes. There was also some almonds in the sweet finish. Solid. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Tasted at Noogfest 4.0 (2008). This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from the bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet with some citrusy hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruit. Nice balance. Good carbonation. A nice IPA, well balanced without a lot of bitterness. I guess I shouldn’t measure this one up against all those West Coast 2xIPAs. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean aqnd smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 Bottle at Noogfest courtesy of Heemer77. Pours orange amber with a white head. Nice citrusy and mango hop like aroma. This has a nice earthy toffee like maltiness to it, but also smacks you with a huge and enjoyable grapefruity bitterness. There is a good amount of residual sweetness to keep that bitterness from getting too puckering. Finishes semi-dry and peppery. Pretty kick ass Big IPA.