cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Clear golden amber pour with nice but fading head. Obvious poty hop aromas, flowers and pine, but also a sugary caramel aspect. Easy drinking for sure, and has a potent bittering hop kick which yields a syrupy warming touch. Tooth coating. A quality brew, however, I liked it more when it was slightly chilled as opposed to letting it warm up a bit, I felt it helped the mouthfeel. Good overall IndianaRed (5060) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2009
22Oz bottle pours a hazy golden orange with a nice full off-white head. Lots of sticky lacing. HUGE Grapefruit, pineaple aroma. Classic. Flavor cant quite keep up, but p[lenty bitter as the commercial escription indicates. Lots of fresh hop flavor to make it not just an IBU Bomb. Nice palatel blasting dry bitter smack up the side of the head at the end. I kind of wish the ABV was not quite so high, I’d enjoy drinking more of it. DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
Nice big DIPA.
The aroma from this pour is so much hops that it smells like pineapple, which I have never smelled before. It’s lovely! It pours a light gold with lots of beading and a decent head on top. First taste is all hops and I can’t seem to get a sweetness out of it. I’m not complaining though. This doesn’t have the mouthfeel of other beers of this style, a bit thin and burning, but still nice. I’m glad I bought 2 bombers of this! demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice grapefruit hop texture, somewhat grassy, and a light amount of candy mixed in. The appearance is a amber/golden color with a nice big fluffy white head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste is surprising, different flavor meld over your palate as the brew goes down into your gullet. Hops, the Lagunitas candy twang but this time it actually works well in the brew. Then some noticeable malts and some big juicy citrus fruits. Overall, I liked this a lot another good on from a brewery that I usually think make just above par beers. Cheers! TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2009
I have been looking forward to trying this one. A nice pleasant hop aroma with a bit more sweetness than I expected. Just a small head on this one. Starts with some malty sweetness before a very strong bitter kick in the mouth. Not as pine and ctirus as I anticipated. Nice long oily finish. Anther good one from Lagunitas!
bubbleflubber (2241) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Wow, for an Impy IPA, it’s such an easy quaff. This pours a pretty orange into the glass, with a nice eggshell head that leaves generous spotty lace. The nose is perfect spot-on for grapefruit, oranges and a forest bed of pine needles. Nice grapefruit, rind/zest/peel, easy-going malts, some oranges... yummy. The finish is of nice lingering pine resin, and maybe just a kiss of alcohol to close the pull. The mouthfeel is substantive, yet very, very smooth and easily drinkable. This may in fact be the easiest quaff for an IIPA I’ve ever had. Complex, yet the ABV is absolutely superbly integrated. It never feels heavy or slathering in the mouth. Very nice job on the integration of this one. mbgrayson (810) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Very hoppy, and my bias is not for overly hop laden beers. Still, I wanted to give this one a try. Very strong and grassy flavor, it deserves the 100+ IBU rating: BITTER. Woulldn’t have another, but glad I tried it. kidmartinek (5007) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Blond with an amber tinit. Good head that lasts like a lagunitas should. Aroma of sweet pine and well, the best hops there is! Laces like a naughty grandma. Flavor is as bitter as they come. which is what you want in a beer like this. Drinks like a session. Masquerades like a 4%. Stoopid bitter from all those farmhouse hops. Amarillo? Chinook? Even Summit? Is this beer that good?...naw!!! I love how it changes color in the glass from orange tinted gold to yellow and back again, as you shift it through the light.Carbonation is abundant, and the finish is full strength, and smooth. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2009
(bottle) clean, clear gold appearance. Nose is very powerful. Grapefruity and hoppy. Strong citrus and nice (bitter) hops go back and forth. The beer packs a nice punch early, but fades quickly. The aftertaste, however, does last a long time. bleeng (1691) - Houston not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Bomber. Very clear, bright gold with a thick white head. Nose is very citrusy and sharp hops. Very sweet, tasty, a bit syrupy with a decent hop profile. Very easy to drink and the alcohol is not overbearing. Slightly thin but the flavor holds all the way through the finish. Well done.