yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2010
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Aroma is mild spiced and dry hoppy. Citric, malty and wooden flavoured. Bone dry and bitter into a dry and bitter finish. Bitter and slight citrusy. Dry and bitter. joergen (27984) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle at fiulijn.
Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, pine needles and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles.
Dry hoppy finish. fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 2011-03-09, bottle from BC Liquors on Robson St., Vancouver, 8.3% ABV, 7-5-8-5-15=40mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
Dark amber color, hazy, with medium sized creamy head. Strong caramel aroma, some hops, light apples. Strong body, with caramel and toffee flavor, and enough sweetness; very strong bitterness, some bitter oranges and a lot of resins evident mostly in the final. Very long final. Sweeter than I remembered. Pleasantly aggressive.
2010-08-14, bottle, purchased 5 months ago, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Dark amber color, hazy, with a generous, compact and persitent head. Nice aroma, toffee and hops, the hops are green and grassy. Good body strength; it has a good toffee flavor, with some sweetness; strong bitterness, but the hopping, even if it has some qualities, is not penetrating. Still very good.
2010-03-23, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Cloudy orange-amber color; nice creamy head. Nice hop aroma, less powerful than the bottled one, citrusy hops. Good toasted malt and toffee flavor, with some residual sugars on the tongue, and a powerful hopping. Very strong final, resiny, citrusy enough and a bit creamy too. Long final, excessive but well built.
2010-03-14, bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy red-amber color; small sized creamy head. The aroma is light, creamy, even with scent of Belgian yeast, and timid fruity hops. Strong body, good toffee flavor, sweet, with caramel; strong bitterness, with evident resins and light fruits, citrusy hops. Solid, even if not exciting.
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 650mL bottle, pours a hazy dark orange/brown with a tiny white head. Moderately strong aroma of civtrus hops, very juicy fruits and a decent caramel malt backing. Flavour is very juicy and very astringent, with loads of juicy oranges, resinous and citrus hops, and a thin caramel malt backbone. Very high astringency, a bit too much, as this is off-balance. Still, enjoyable hop bomb. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
Bright dark amber colour. Very hoppy with lots of caramel nose. Woody, light orange notes. Bitter, slightly acrid hop. Earthy. The alcohol comes in late. It loses something in translation to double size.
brokensail (16440) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Amber in color, a bit on the dark side for how I prefer my IPAs (or double IPAs). The aroma opens with nice pine hop notes and a mild citrus character. The sweet malt comes through quite a bit. Maybe a touch of herbal hops on the back end. The flavor is just okay. Moderate sweetness with some pine and citrus peel notes providing the bulk of the hop flavor. Ferris (15020) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle - Citrus and pine and some biscuit. Clear orange with a thick head. Piney with a significant hit of bitterness and a bit of alcohol. Very dry finish with the bitterness lingering. I remember this being much better when I first had it, I may have a bad batch. Ratman197 (14692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering earthy finish. hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle shared thanks to Josh. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, some caramel, and floral. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and a little bit earthy. Sammy (12105) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
Thanks Voonder for this tasty bomber. A great hop aroma, with resins and hop oil galore. A feast for the nose, and the taste lived up to it. Understated carbonation, which worked tremendously to drinkability. The contents were shaken up and more than a bit spilled in very cold handling, but this robust trooper was most satisfying. One of the best of the style and not a taste bud killer.