Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2007
A big rocky head sits atop a hazy amber body. The aroma is filled with grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and bitter grasses. The sweet malts make an appearance of sorts in the flavor, but the balance is tipped towards the big hop bitterness. (Three cheers for inbalance!) The finish is a prolonged citric and earthy bitterness. Nicely done.mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
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The most over-the-top Imperial IPA I’ve had, but truly a delicious brew in my opinion. Hops, hops, and more hops, but not unbalanced. Alcohol is evident, but the citrusy, grassy hop flavor is certainly the dominant element. A very tasty brew. decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this to share with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! A clean amber/gold pour with almost no lacing. A damn hard grapefruity hops aroma. A huge hoppy flavor about as big and bitter as you could hope a beer to be. A nice mouthfeel with very good carbonation. Overall a very good nothing much bad to say about this beer. DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
pours a pretty amber color like many DIPAs ive had. aroma is full of pine and citrus. flavor is bitter...strong on the piney hop flavor. doesnt seem to have the malt backbone of some DIPAs ive enjoyed. no sign of the alcohol as its well hidden. im not a hops for pure hops sake kinda drinker so this isnt the most appealing beer. i appreciate it for what it is, but in the land of DIPAs...there have been ones i enjoyed more. NachlamSie (3507) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 Bottle, thanks to my buddy Erik for bringing this one back and sharing it with me before work. This is a hazy, dark gold color with a pretty nice white head. The aroma is full, bitter, and sweet. Loads of pine, citrus, and sappy notes are in the nose. It’s very aromatic and aggressive, though balanced quite well. Flavor is huge and biting, though not quite as clean as the aroma as a touch of chalk comes out. Still, this is a very good example of a IIPA. Blasts of acidity annihilate my palate and the sticky, syrupy finish tries to balance things out. I was still tasting hops on my breath a few hours later.
brstp (201) - - MAR 14, 2007
[January 20, 2009]
Bomber. okay, wow. This is a serious hop bomb. Hops all over the place. Though staggering in strength, they seem to lean in a peppery, wet attitude with little emphasis on citrus. This is a monstrously bitter beer with a gigantic hop presence. Really over the top with hops, though an interesting choice for such an arsenal.
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Bomber. Not a particularly spectacular , clear orangeish color but nice moderate carbonation and a great fluffy off white head and lacing. Aroma is about half floral/citrus and half gritty grass, almost dirt hops. Grapefruit is the most obvious flavor but the taste is dominated by an extremely bitter and almost offputting pine, no malt to speak of, oily thin-to-medium mouthfeel and lasting tanginess. I’ll be grabbing a couple of these.
12/5/07, on draft at City Beer Store. Don’t have much to add except a reaffirmation of the huge bitterness, more grass in the taste, some rotten candy, mouth-puckering to say the least.. A little caramel malt balances it out. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this to share with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! Poured a clear amber with a white head that left light lacing. Big pine aroma with some earthiness and a malt background. The flavor had a nice pine and citrus mix. Medium body and sticky. Very nice, thanks! tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle at the Knoxville Spring(ish) tasting. Pours copper with ecrue head. The aroma is very orangey hops and some very light toast. The flavor sports a lightly citric bitterness with some cotton candy and lots of fruity hops, especially in the finish. It leaves a decent, bitter aftertaste. Pretty good. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Enjoyed with Scott. Pours hazy amber with a small dense head. Big hop aroma with citrus peal (grapefruit and lemons). Strong but enjoyable. The flavor is a punch of huge hop flavor and that’s it. Lots of citrus peal that have predominately grapefruit as the flavor. It’s also a bit hot and overall too much for me. Very dry and bitter. This is the 3rd bottle I’ve had and it just doesn’t do it for me. WAY to powerful for my enjoyment. Suttree (6430) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Mildly cloudy orange, big white head. Smoky, earthy, "dirty" aroma. Viscous, oily body. Very sticky, resiny.Very easy to drink, too.