oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016 cathcacr (647) - Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my "hop head phase" of approximately 7 years ago, I’d probably rate this a good half point or more higher. 4.3, 4.4 even, maybe. I hope this brewery realizes that its destiny is to brew a Wet Hop Imperial IPA with an ultra-syrupy sticky gooey finish. How about this for an idea: Hop Cum IPA (spit or swallow?).
So, yeah. Hop Cum.
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and hoppy with a nice dry finish. SpringsLicker (3644) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 15, 2013
the body is slightly hazy gold that holds a large, sticky, off-white head.
The aroma is sweet juicy malt, citrus hops and bread dough.
The flavor is lightly sweet with a little hop bitterness. A bit sticky.
beer_est_deus (1305) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Klar djupt guld-bärnstens färgad med ett ljus gult-begie färgat skum. Doft: Humle, barr, söt halm doft, söt apelsin, söta körsbär. Smak: Humle, trä, sallad, paprika, hallon, barr, "vilda bär". Ölen blev bättre efter några munnar, först smakade dem som att ha en prydnads humle kotte i munnen, dvs humle och trä. glennmastrange (2881) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Moderate cookie and straw for the malt, orange for the hops, light barnyard for the yeast, with hints of dried apricot and hard boiled egg. Head is small to average in size, creamy to frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear medium amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent and moderately alcoholic finish. The over sweetness isn’t so bad but the lack of hop bite really sinks the overall score of this DIPA. bb (9501) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Dusty and caramel aroma with light citrus. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with caramel and light summer fruit.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle (bomber) pour in South Florida. Snifter. Pours a mild white head with a nice golden amber haze. Lacing quite nice throughout the duration. Aroma is quite strong with pine, grass, citrus, malt and leather. Taste was actually more mild than expected. Certainly the Crystal hops hit you but the bitterness was lacking and the malts seemed to overtake. You get the grass, pine and floral notes and the 9% alcohol is prevalent. Smooth mouth feel with a grain and yeast finish. keit72h (3) - Fairport, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013 does not count
Seems more even between malt and hops than is appropriate for the style. The wet crystal hops have a decent flavor, but not enough to give the amount wanted from an IPA. Still, pleasant and drinkable. drowland (8827) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2/1/13. 22oz bottle from Grassroots. Amber pour with a nice khaki head that fades and laces a little. Sweet, fruity aroma with caramel and a touch of booziness. Similarly sweet and fruity flavor again with caramel and booze. A bit too sweet and not all that hoppy. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Not my favorite... Snifter pour of deep gold with full white head. Nose is sweet, mild hop, sugar and candy... Not great. Flavor is hopped, but not overly bitter. More sweetness than anything. Not my flavor personally. Ratman197 (14946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, grassiness, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine, light grassiness and lighgt grapefruit zest with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.