maekchu (3706) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Nose of pungent pine, and grass. Hazy amber color, huge head, and very slow hypnotic bubbles rising. Hop bomb initial flavor; different types of bitterness along with some malt sweetness become apparent in mid palate; final hold the hops tightly against the tongue with just a bit of balance coming out. Heavy body and tongue-coating hops. Really unbalanced, But still pleasant and very drinkable.
luttonm (5448) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Pretty, rich orange with tight bubbly head. Sweet resiny citrus, distinct bite of orange hops (the Citra?), Smooth, full body, with some resinous bite. Pretty tasty, but a bit metallic and harsh
KyotoLefty (9759) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the NYS Wine and Culinary Center. Citrus and grass nose, with a bit of caramel. Deep orange to amber color. Nicely hoppy flavor, orange, grapefruit, medium malt character with a bit of caramel. Very bitter. Decent stuff.
thornecb (5736) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head recedes to skim surface. Deep pine and resin aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and resin front to back. Lasting pine finish.
hawthorne00 (3718) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale amber with a large white head. Aroma is Citra dominated, with lemon and ruby grapefruit, herbs and light caramel. Thinnish body with (perhaps too) low carbonation. Bittersweet with the citrus flavour verging on sour. Malt flavours are discreet, but their honeyed nature goes well with the lemon. Refreshing. Pepper and some pine creep up in the quite bitter finish.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber color with lasting ivory head. Dank, spicy, grassy, earthy, skunkweed aromas. Medium body. Nice spicy, wet grass, earthy hop flavors with a solid malty base--tasty ipa
Reynolds314 (3389) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I hated this beer. I saw that it was dry hopped with centennial, cascade, and citra and got very excited for a really hoppy citrusy IPA to enjoy. Well what I got was an over the top malty hop bittered mess. I did not like it at all and almost drain poured it. Maybe there was something wrong with the bottle? It was fresh and handled well so Im not sure theres an excuse besides its not good.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a golden color a tannish head. Smelled tasted of pine grapefruit Was very hoppy bit dry. Very nice flavor packed ipa. Solid.
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice pungent bitter hop note, lightly floral, citrusy, and hops. Appearance is a golden/amber with a thick white head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got a really nice citrus note upfront then melds into a bitter note, then finishes with a nicely citrus note. Palate is medium to high carbonation, medium to light on the tongue, and a nice hop note in the aftertaste. Overall, Nice stuff. I would dink a lot of this. Cheers!
Cybercat (5400) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a hazy honey-golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale tan head. Aroma is seriously hoppy with an evergreen overtone and woody, grapefruit and malty hints. Strongly hoppy flavor is rather bitter, yet has a nice undertone of honey plus notes of malt and grapefruit. Firm-bodied texture has plenty of sass and fizz, leaving a hoppy and tingly finish. This is the third great IPA I have had in the last couple days.