colui72 (1020) - HONG KONG - JUL 17, 2017 Nephilium (1817) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This starts with a huge blast of grapefruity hops. It pours a clear reddish-amber, with a thin white head that retreats to a ring fairly quickly. If you like balanced IIPA’s, stay away from this one. This is a total hop bomb, with just enough malt there to give it a nice body, and act as a buffer for the grapefruit bitterness to ride in on. There’s a long lingering bitter finish, and a bit of dryness. The alcohol is a bit noticeable as a touch of heat. I have the feeling I’ll be buying lots of this while it’s available.
Pours deep golden/amber, with a medium white head and not much lacing. Fantastic aroma of orange peel, vanilla and mango. Tastes quite bitter but very rich and complex, with caramel, ale malts, orange peel, mango, mandarin and strong vanilla. Tasty and easy to drink, besides the over 10% ABV, medium body, smooth, creamy and softly carbonated, bitter finish, with lot of orange peel after taste (and burps, burps are definitely pure orange peel!). Excellency in a bottle! jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 15, 2017
Tap at Craffity, Chiang Mai. Poured a hazy medium amber with a short-lived frothy white head. The aroma is malt, big tropical fruit citrus, resin hop, alcohol bitter. The flavour is moderate sweet with a sweet orange peel citrus, woody, resin hop, warm burning alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. HogTownHarry (6823) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2017
November 29, 2013 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel - bomber. Hazy light amber with a smallish white bubbly head. "Smells like Stone" - resin, floral, sweet yet dry, alcohol for sure - quite a lot of pineapple. Taste follows, but add citrus and citrus zest, strong alcohol. Average body and carbonation, astringent, medium long fruity/bitter finish, never OTT but big enough ... I’d have it again. chadski (140) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2017
One of my favorites. Slight lack of head retention but other than that, near perfect. Coppery color with caramel and molasses flavor balanced by hop bitterness. Thick and full-bodied. Foxbush (2028) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2017 22 oz bottle from Wegmans in Short Pump, VA The ale poured a clear amber color with a huge frothy off white head. Some lacing. The aroma of tropical fruit and some sugary notes. The taste is clean with strawberries and citrus bitterness. the ale has a medium body with average carbonation. This is a BIG IPA. Ten percent maybe my outer limits for beer ABV. Despite massive hop flavor, bitterness is smooth, and the alcohol’s deftly hidden. I corked the bottle to drink two days later. The Triple IPA poured a nice foamy head and same great taste. This a quality beer.
deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bitter citrus and grass with some sweet grains underlying. Flavor has creamy sweet grains with sweet citrus with of grains and a bit of sweetness underlying. eduardovl (1449) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 21, 2017
600ml bottle served in a snifter glass. Pours a slightly cloudy orange to amber color forming a medium, creamy and solid beige head with medium retention and lots of molasses lacings formed and left in the glass. Nose of very sweet, fruity and flowery. Strong notes of caramel and pine. Grapefruit and honey. Slightly sweet upfront taste too. Again, Strong notes of caramel and grapefruit. Strong bitterness. Very grassy bittersweet balance. Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Caramel, grapefruit and pine in the aftertaste. Excellent IIPA. Masterpiece. n1940 (133) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2017
Gift bomber. Quiet pour with modest carbonation and a reserved aroma of citrus and pine. The beer is a golden orange colour with a white head and good lace. The taste is smooth and malty sweet with notes of caramel and hop dryness expanding into the middle. Hops are aggressive in the finish with hints of grapefruit and pine resin. Good mouthfeel throughout and a long warming alcohol glow at the very end. Good! Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2017
bomber pours cloudy orange with yellowish white head aroma is hops with citrus peel taste is strong hops with grapefruit zest followed by a medium boozy finish. AssKicker (494) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - FEB 21, 2017
Couleur orangée, mousse faiblarde, nez sur un concentré de résineux, un peu fumé. En bouche c’est super concentré, là encore sur le résineux, mais aussi sur les agrumes, avec une bonne amertume en fin de bouche. Les notes fruitées ressortent un peu plus en se réchauffant, tout comme l’alcool. Bref, ça tabasse bien.