JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bomber shared with the fam, who answered the call when I requested some west coast hops in the fridge. Haven’t tried a Ninkasi brew in a while and this one was a welcome bitter tonic after a long day. Full bodied, moderately cloudy amber brew, with a big fluffy head. Floral notes followed by long bitters in the nose, and the flavors follow suit in an elegant, balanced, and dangerously quaffable DIPA. BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2011
On tap. Good malty sweetness and strong hops. Well balanced. Nice citrus flavors. A bitter finish that could use a little more punch. Solid Double India Pale Ale but not outstanding. fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bomber thanks to SuzyGreenberg. Pours a nearly clear amber with a 2 finger, fluffy ivory head that has good retention. Aroma is citrus, floral and spicy hops, caramel and something that reminds me of pickles. Flavor is spicy and citrus rind hops up front, sweet malt, light caramel and toast, noticeable fruity yeast notes and increasingly planty hops to the finish. Palate is medium bodied, creamy on entry, moderately carbonated and off dry on the finish. Solid IIPA, but the hops seem a bit faded. JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Pours an orange brown with a fluffy white head that laces in chunks. Nose and taste is of floral and citric hops with a touch of woodiness. Fairly well blended, could use a touch more malt IMO, but very enjoyable and easy drinking. SDalkoholic (2377) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle from Bevmo: Poured as a dense golden/ brass color that had a minimum amount of carbonation bubbles rising to the top and then a thick fluffy white layer of foam on top. The smell of this beer is exactly identical of the total domination IPA from this brewer and has aroma of zesty yeast and citrus influenced hops. Flavor is more or less the same as the total domination but packs a bigger alcohol kick and more intensely bitter type of hops. Still has plenty of citrus and grapefruit at work here, but the breaded malts seem to have been drowned out somewhat by the extra dosage of hops.
StormCoat (123) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Picked up a bomber bottle from Bevmo in San Diego, CA. Pours a fairly clear amber color with a soapy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a few scattered flecks of lacing. Has a big aroma of spicy butterscotch with a bit of alcohol scent around the edges. At first, flavors are of very bold, tangy citrus fruits, but this soon gives way to a really long, bitter finish. I’m inclined to think that the finish and aftertaste are a bit too bitter, and bordering on acrid. Body seems slightly under medium, and maybe a little sticky? This beer is not bad, but not really one of my favorites either. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of mangos and passion fruit. Flavors are much the same with a slight citrus note. Finish is dry, slightly bitter. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottke. Pours golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of peach, biscuits, floral hops and malt. Flavor is sweer and hoppy with some peach and fruitineas. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Nice IPA. dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2011
I recently discovered this brewery. This was the first of their offerings that I tried and I wasn’t disappointed. It had a nice strong hoppy smell with a really hoppy bite. Really strong flavor and good mouth feel. Overall a nice balanced beer but a little strong at 8.8% so watch out, it will sneak up on you. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this at the May Freetail bottle release.
The beer pours an orange color with a large white head. The aroma is classic double IPA. I get a lot of orange and resiny pine notes from the hops with a little bit of malt mixed in.
The flavor is more of the same. There is a little bit of toffee in the flavor, but what dominates is a spicy hop profile. I get a lot of pine resin as well as a little bit of orange citrus. The bitterness is low to medium and the alcohol is extremely well hidden. The beer is very easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and low to medium carbonation.