koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
22oz bomber handsomely dipped in white wax.
Appearance: Dark iced tea with honey corners for the body. Bright 2 finger crown with some retention and good amounts of lacing.
Smell: Loads of caramel malt and some simcoe hops.
Taste: The simcoe hops actually have a bit of a fruity flavor to them. Not quite citrus fruit like a lemon, orange, or lime. More like a slightly red fruit berry like taste. The caramel malt is flawlessly integrated.
Mouthfeel: Nice amount of chewy-ness and medium bodied.
Drinkability: Me like...
This is one of the first IPA’s with a strong caramel malt component that I actually enjoyed. Very well integrated.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-09-2009 monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
Old bottle.Pours a cloudy amber with a nice sized, frothy, off white head. The aroma is mostly very sweet, warm caramel, with earthy pine and faint citrus. The flavor was similar, since the hops have almost totaly faded, but is still very enjoyable. There is some tropical fruit on the finish.Most of the ibu’s are still there, and very light hops are detectable. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. I’ve found that cellared Imperial/Double IPA’s, although not hop bombs, tend to be very enjoyable after dinner beers. Very sweet and rich, with a subtle mellow bitterness. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 7/3/09: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a well-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops with some light caramel malt, light fruits and a touch of oxidation. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel malt with a pretty good resiny grapefruity hoppiness before a drier bittersweet finish. A pretty good IPA, but could be a little fresher and more assertive. Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
These guys definitely know how to make an IPA, great hoppy bitterness with lingering flavor and a nice finish. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2009
bomber - wow, thanks brandon!!! clear, dark amber with bubbly, soapy white head; very fruity nose with citrus and grapefruit; crisp, sweet and dry; bitter is muted, but obvious in the finish; just a lovely mix of fruit punch without being overly sweet; delicious!!
nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
DC Gathering, 22oz bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Amber-brown color. Patchy head. Earthy, soapy hop aroma. Very APA for an IPA. Hoppy, but not exactly bitter. Very well balanced, with some diacetyl perhaps, that works out quite well here. Easy drinker, medium bodied. Well done. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2009
In short: A juicy fruity IPA. Good beer even if a little sweet.scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2009
How: Bottle 22oz, white wax-top. Sent to me by ygtbsm94. Thanks a lot Brad.
The look: Almost clear dark golden topped by a large off-white head
In long: Nice nose of orange and pine tree cones hops. A well malted IPA, moderately toasted malts, juicy light caramel. The beer is rather fruity with citrus fruits, orange peels, apricots, and more. Sweetness gets bothersome before the end of the bottle, not dry enough for me. Carbonation is a bit too soft for the style and the body is a bit too oily. This is a good beer but this might be my least favourite hoppy Floosmoor so far. You know life is treating you too well when you are disappointed by drinking a very good beer. But you would never guess that life has been treating me well by looking at me. If anything, if you see me you’ll ask me how much I sell my pencils for.
(DC Local Gathering, 22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Dark orange, white creamy head. Big dried pine and tropical orange aromas with grassy toffee undertones throughout. Soft resiny citric-pineapple bitterness balances on a light sweet malt foundation. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. This can certainly satisfy a hop craving… riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Bottle from BeerBunker. Thanks man! Nose is of citrus with lighter fruit notes, pepper, and floral notes as well. Some underlying caramel malts as well create a little sweetness in the nose. The pour is a copper with a nice head and good lace. The flavor is hoppy and fruity initially. Some citrus and pepper. Caramel comes in and then bitter resins finish it out. Smooth with a hint of heat in the finish. Good. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(DC Local Gathering, 22oz bottle, thanks ygtbsm94) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, catty, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, pine, some cattiness. Medium body, some stickiness, light resin.