DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bomber. Pours pale, translucent yellow/orange with a nice soapy white head. Strong hoppy aroma on this one. The summit hops stand out with a pungent, earthy aroma. Some garlic/onion characteristics are noticeable but not really distracting as they have been in other brews. Behind the pungent aroma is some sharp citrus, mostly oranges. Taste is exactly the same as the aroma. Medium bodied, drinkable, smooth bitterness. The hop flavor and aroma in this are different than most others in the style. This was a solid IIPA if not a standout. pleasesir (14) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2008
New to NYC, 22oz. From Spuyten Duyvil Grocery. Large foamy head that disappears quickly w/ no cap or lacing. Nice aroma, fresh/resiny slightly skunky (the good kind of skunk!). Very dry and quite bitter but sort of one dimensional, reminds me of some of the Slyfox Project offerings this year. Not really what I was hoping for in
an IIPA but worth a try. Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Some nice malt sweetness but not enough. Citrus and pepper hop raise promising aromatic but just falls short on malt complexity. Not bad. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2008
Bottled. Thanks to omhper. Pours out in a clear dark golden colour with a rich white foam. Huge hoparoma of lychee, orange-peels and grapefruit. Bittersweet full flavour of lychee, pine-needles and grass with sugary undertones. Strikingly bitter finish of grass and lychee. Veeks (65) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
hoppy and tasty the way a good pale ale should be...sweet at first and then results in a bitter hint after you’ve put the glass down...good, clean aroma...worth a shot if you like pale ales...
omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2008
Bottled. Somewhere between deep golden and pale amber, firm head. Striking lychee aroma. Full bodied and very sweet. The attempts at balancing the vast amounts of hops results in excessive sweetness,and it feels a bit sticky. The lovely hop flavour fades out into an inky bitter finish. Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - JAN 31, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 pale orange, paler than expected. smells piney. flavor is sticky on the tongue, very hoppy throughout. very resinous. has a really unique flavor profile, sort of spicy, citrusy and grassy in a unique and very tasty way. toasty/biscuity malt backing enough to be noticeable but obviously overpowered by the hops. alcohol noticeable in the finish but it’s welcomed. has a nice warming zing at the end and not the alc flavor. very lively brew. unique and enjoyable, definitely delivers the hops as well. a favorite of mine for sure! mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2008
22 oz bottle poured a golden color pushing orange. The overwhelming hop aroma was citrus orange, grapefruit, and lime. Nice head that laced around the glass nicely. Hop bitterness matches aroma with a bit of grassiness. Breadlike malt supports the weight of the hops. A bit of residual sweetness remains with honey notes appear. A bit of bitterness remains after the swallow. Nice west coast IPA. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bomber. Clear amber with a frothy white head, leaving spotty lacing. Beautiful tropical fruit hop aroma--pineapple, mango, passionfruit--also tangerine and peach. Big resiny and grapefruit hop flavors infuse a clean and submissive malt body. The resin quality of the hops is pure tasting, not sticky or overly woody. Not overly astringent either, just tingly and lasting. Fine carbonation. Beautiful 2IPA. I’m thinking of building an altar to San Diego area IPAs. Please keep them coming. DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Poured a golden color and you could smell the hops right out of the bottle. This is the best IPA i’ve had yet. Tasted a bitter citrus on the palate, but no bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly smooth finish.