slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014 jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to darkElf. deep amber with lots of foamy stuff sticking to the glass. nice aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and resin (pine) that seems quite mild, compared to some over-the-top IIPAs. good amount of malt, mostly caramel, balancing a good amount of hops. this is by no means an extreme beer, but it’s how i prefer an IIPA to be: leaning toward balance instead of raw hoppiness. very good!
"this beer is big and chewy, with a very hoppy presence (obviously) but more malty than you expect. That works more for the body than the flavor, but it’s pretty darn good anyway."
alexsdad06 (10434) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark amber color, slightly hazy with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel, citrus and ripe fruits. The flavor has sweet caramel malts, ripe fruits, citrus, some oxidation, and vanilla. Signs of some hops with mild bitterness at the finish. This may have had some age. gyllenbock (9184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle bought in Chicago in October 2011.
Amber with a medium head. This beer reminded of a Barley Wine. Sweet with malt and toffee. Not that hoppy or bitter still a descent beer. Would like to try a fresh bottle.
SirLimpsalot (4244) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
Trevlig halvtung humledoft som kanske är aningen trött. Smaken är lika så. God men har nog varit bättre nån gång. Hur som helst en trevlig dipa med tydlig frukt och humle. Fin balans dog något kort eftersmak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2011
The smell is sweet, citrus, fruits, and not as much hops as I thought. The look is clear, amber, with a beige colored head. the taste is hops, pine, and some bitterness.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Pours a dark brownish. Aroma is surprisingly fruity and floral with a good dose of pine and citrus. Flavor is very nice. Very drinkable but with a nice kick. Hoppy and grassy, some vanilla, strong alcohol taste. A really great blend. Tmoney99 (14495) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
In celebration of beer #666. Cloudy, dark amber, almost brown. Aroma of figs and brown sugar. Taste of pine but there’s plenty of malt in there to balance it, so the bitterness isn’t too overwhelming. The finish reminds me of "dark" grapefruit and has some sweetness to it. DuffMan (10435) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle, shared with Parksy. GUSHER! Leaping from the bottle, this beer is a hazy dark orange with an orange-tinted crown. Very malty toasty nose with underlying citrus hops. Palate is full of chewy toffee malt, lightly toasty, with oily grapefruit and light pine hops. Definitely a malt-forward IIPA, although the age of the bottle (unmarked) may have something to do with this (and the whole gushiness thing). Tasty nonetheless. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2010
This is a really good beer! Drank the whole Bomber myself! Wish I had more! Would regret that in the morning! Poured a dark copper color with a small off white head that disipated. that was the only real flaw I found. The hop aroma was great. Taste was very hoppy but well balanced! Mouthfeel was smooth and soft. Aftertaste was nice and bitter. Did I say that I really, really liked this beer?