soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
22 oz bottle. Finally decided to buy this beer after looking at it on a shelf for a while. Pours a hazy golden color with a little white head that dies quickly. Smells of fresh citrus, hops, a bit of malt, and more citrus; great smell for an I-IPA. The taste is fairly similar, with the hops dialed down a bit leaving mostly just citrus; wish it had more of a hops presence in the taste though. Decent body, but would be better with more hops. Very decent beer by FFF, though that’s somewhat expected.. Definitely not as good as Dreadnaught though. pushkinwow (2896) - Ottawa, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber - thanks bauermj. Mild gold with a white head. Hops, grass, grapefruit, some pine. Well carbonated, medium bodied, sweet, bit prickly on the palate, smooth dry and bitter finish that goes on for a while. Tasty. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is strong pine, earth and citrus peel. Flavor is pine, bright citrus, earth and malt, dry with aggressive but balanced bitter. Mouthfeel is medium body with high, fizzy carb. Well put together beer and surprisingly refreshing for such a big beer! Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to my secret santa. Poured hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma was lots of citrus fruits like Passion fruit, peach, and grapefruit. Flavor was pine, citrus, and grapefruit peel. Body was light with low carbonation. Rather light and crisp for a double. popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
From notes. Pours a bright, light gold with a big head. Dry start with some simple malt sweetness in the finish. Bitterness is strong, about an 8/10. Huge citric-pine aroma with just a touch of light maltiness. A touch of herbal and light stone fruit flavors, as well. West Coast in styling but still stands apart from any other DIPA that I’ve tried. Smooth and fairly light on the palate. No noticeable booziness. Good stuff.
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bright honey-colored pour with a dense eggshell head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, and toffee. Flavor is similar...nice hop bitterness that lingers but not as balanced, refreshing, or earth shattering as I had hoped for. ABV is nicely hidden. Good brew...not great. temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Simply a delicious double IPA. Bitter, crisp, dry, juicy, it’s got it all. They really know how to brew hoppy beers over there in Munster. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2011 Poured golden-orange with lots of citrus on the nose. Taste is tingly bitter all over the tongue. Really quite drinkable for the ABV and IBUs. Glad I shared the bomber or I would have probably crushed the whole thing and twisted an ankle stumbling around Arbutus Lake. I can’t say it blew me away as other DIPAs and Barleywines have, but it was pretty tasty. <update> After a couple more bouts with the Wolf, I have to say I feel I underrated it...I like it at least as much as Dreadnaught, and while I have a hard time plunking down 11 bucks on a bomber, this is a damn fine IIPA. burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22 Ounce bomber, fresh, poured a hazy orange wiith the most amazing aroma of hops, citrus, hops, orange peel, hops and grapefruit. For such a hoppy beer in the aroma the hops are mild with a nice citrusy/orange taste. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
bomber from keenan 3/24/11.
one of the all time great labels... too bad the contents can’t live up...
golden yellow with a small off white head.
aromas of peach, cooked apricot, caramely malt, spice and lots of lemon.
the flavor is the same only more lemon pledge-like with lots of spice on the finish and an earthy aftertaste.
syrupy spiced filled mouth feel. 6/3/6/3/13