wchesser (2140) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2016 smaynard6000 (1242) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from the taproom. Pours a hazy golden/amber with frothy white head. Aggressive hoppy pine and citrus aromas. This is a real DIPA- the hoppy flavor of this is out of control. Waves of hoppy goodness flow over the tongue, completely destroying the palate. Creamy mouthfeel with smooth bitter finish. Fantastic.
Bomber. Clear gold. Nose is slightly dank with some garlic and pine. Medium high body. Dry biscuity malt base with dank and garlicky hops, with some light grapefruit and pine. bytemesis (9221) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to wchesser! Pours hazy butterscotch, medium off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly to some residual and lacing. Aroma is initially pretty green onion and garlic forward. After breathing a bit the tropical and slightly dank notes come out. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, juicy and dank, not harsh and not hot, which are two plusses. Hints of onion remain. Medium body, slick mouthfeel. Hugely crushable DIPA. yourilevesque (1865) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Ohhhhhhhhh que cette bière me plaît! En plein le genre de IPA impériale que je bourdais chaque jour. Dès la capsule sautée, des arômes de pipi-de-chat mi vineux mi ammoniaqués envahissent la pièce. Mon ballon emplit de ce liquide orangé et mousseux me charme avec ces magnifiques promesses d’exotisme d’Asie du sud est. Corps absolument irréprochable où la bulle valse main dans la main avec un sucre résiduel très léger pour une bière qui frôle les 10% d’alcool. Jamais sirupeuse, légère comme une plume, je suis transporté par ces intelligentes saveurs de raisin vert, de houblons fruités et de mandarine. Amertume parfaitement balancée, je partage avec mes amis un magnifique moment. zoucrew102 (2104) - - OCT 22, 2016
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with grapefruit citrus and a little bit of pine resiny hop notes. Pours clear golden colored with a large white head that has excellent retention and and some lacing. Starts with juicy tropical fruit hop flavors with a little bit of grapefruity hop citrus. Finishes dry with grapefruit acidity and flavor as well as a little bit of pine resiny hop bitterness at the very end. Nice IPA, not too bitter, well done. Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
(En fût au Falling Rock Tap House): Belle robe ambrée protéinée infusée au thé noir, pêche et orange. Belle rondeur signée La Cumbre.
CObiased (544) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bomber - the appearance is a clear golden yellow with a med to thin off white head that coats my crystal IPA glass. The aroma is completely hop centric- tangerine, fresh orange zest, mild tropical notes and a whiff of pine. Huge hop favor with heavy citrus, pine resin, peach, a hint of bitter grassiness and some nougat type flavor. Long lasting hop finish. Outstanding DIPA NachlamSie (3568) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bomber from Stacy’s Wine & Liquor. I can smell the hops upon simply opening the cap. This beer pours a deep orange with a rather clear body and a long lasting white head. In the glass, the beer is very aromatic with hints like pine and herb. Palate is medium dense. This is brutally bitter in the mouth, but with some rich hop flavor to back it up. A good dose of crystal malt gives some sweetness for balance. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Sampled September 2014markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, light brown colored head. The beer is a bright copper color that shows a clear, rich golden hue when held up to the light. the aroma has a spicy tropical fruit note to it up front with a dank, herbal edge; peppery guava, nettle leaning lychee, bright papaya, ample gooseberry notes, ripe kumquat zest, amped up tangelo zest, greenly herbal pine notes, and just a hugely funky, spicy, tropical fruit note that I just can’t properly put words too are all quite noticeable. There is no hint of distinguishable malt character in the aroma, it all just supports the dominant hop character.
The beer has a viscosity to it that lingers a bit on the palate before being wiped clean from a biting bitterness that has an astringent hop edge to it. The beer is quite quaffable though, and is about what I look for in a Double IPA. Hugely expressive hop notes provide an up front explosion of guava, woody mango, peppery gooseberry, perhaps some nettle notes, and a definite woody character that suggests at pine and "hemp". The malt character plays a purely supporting role here, there is a certain soft, round (suggesting of sweet malt) quality that accentuates the hop fruit character and there is perhaps a hint of caramelized grain and English biscuit like flavors that come through in the finish. At times there is a touch of warming alcohol that comes through, though this stays well restrained most times.
This is a really nice Double IPA; quite quaffable, with a pure hop focus that has a huge fruit character balanced by spicy, herbal, bitter, and dank hop character.
On draft at GABF 2014. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a white head. Nose is some caramel, some orange, some grapes, and some tropical fruit with bits of other citrus. Flavor is Nelson hops to their fullest potential: orange, fruit, citrus, and some grapes. Medium to full in body and one of my new favorite IPAs. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Good pour, white head. Dank, juicy, hoppy, lightly bitter, fruity....this beer is wonderful.