maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little hoppy with some floral and sticky notes to it. Taste is nice and bitter, yet malty enough to balance it out and be smooth. Me gusta. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Vintage 2007. 22oz bottle. Aroma of an aged IIPA. Amazing due to this being a New beer. Deep copper color. Flavor of a musty, aged, IIPA. Big malt character. Lots of malt. Lots of malt character! Munich malts?? I love this beer! Sweet and super citrus hop. Tastes like its a 4 years old Dreadnaught. LOVE IT! goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 Poured a hazy amber color. Oh and the fill was just barely to the bottom of the neck. The aroma was spicy and earthy but then as it warmed it seemed to go more American hop wise. Diacetyl grew out as the beer warmed as well. Some alcohol notes. The hops didn’t seem to blend. Not a smooth aroma. The flavor was earthy again with buttery notes. Alcohol pepper in the finish. 5/3/6/3/11/2.8MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Re-rate. No diacetyl. Grapefruit and orange juice aroma and flavor. Sweet malty finish. While not great better than the first try.
Bottle thanks to roborbIrishBoy (4185) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
Pours bright orange, foamy white head. Very sweet nose of caramel, orange, and cookies, some minor pine. Flavor has lots of caramel, some citrus and bitterness, but again, very sweet. Thick body, sticky and not very refreshing. A malt bomb at this stage, and though still decent, there are many better examples.
Beers rating #100 Bomber from mgumby10; Thanks; Nose of flowery hops mixed with caramel, fruity, and sugary notes; hazy orange with a medium off-white head; flavor of hop bitterness, lots of sweet fruitiness, light spiciness, and some citrus; finish is reasonably bitter as the rest if the flavors fade out!
theisti (4112) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. I couldn’t locate any date information on the bottle. The pour is a lightly hazed golden amber with a ˝ inch dirty white head that falls fast. The aroma is floral sweet hop, sweet slightly resin malt, and a minimal amount of sweet alcohol. The taste is sharply sweet right away, floral, pineapple, and then the malt syrup sweet. As this beer warmed, the sweetness integrated a bit better, and the floral and pineapple became the main feature. Some pine hop becomes evident as well. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and only a faint dry alcohol finish. Overall, decent enough - though a bit too strong on the sweetness for my tastes. Thanks for sending this my way Phil. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bomber pours clear golden with ring of near white head. Smells of alcohol burn and piney hops. Flavor is slightly better than the aroma but it still kinda burns on the way down. Not particularly my cup of tea. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
From a bottle provided by Oscar the night before Brewgrass. Thanks! Aroma is full of green hops, some malt, but mainly just fresh green hops that smell like they had been picked hours before entering this beer. Flavor is very hoppy too (5 different hops added at 7 different times will do this!) with a piney and citrus like taste. Fairly dry and earthy finish. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pretty random bottle someone handed me at DLD 2010. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat oxidized but it held up well if this indeed over a year old. Citrus and a bit of creaminess. Pretty bitter still. Nice carbonation. Pretty cool to try. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
22oz from Sam’s, Durham. Digging this more than many folks are, and I find it a lively, pleasant, if not overly complex DIPA. Orange to copper body with an admirable frothy head, there’s a noticeable aroma of big floral hops. Continues in the flavor, which isn’t so citrusy to my taste but is quite fruity (almost mango? weird) and enjoyable. I get what people are saying with the barleywine comments, and there is a substantial malt backing, but the piquant flavors seem to keep it on style. Nice effort from Highland (hey guys, how about an imperial mocha stout?).