Savage_Night (434) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Head retention is ok. Aroma: hop bitterness, tropical fruit, herbal/floral notes, caramel, pine, citrus, oranges and malty sweetness. Taste: citrus, pine, hop bitterness, peppercorns, oranges/tangerines, tropical fruit, caramel, herbs, slight alcohol and spices. Dry finish with a peppery, alcohol and citrus aftertaste. Awesome DIPA that?s well balanced and flavorful. Special thanks to my friend Shea from VA for sending this brew as part of our trade.
Maverick34 (3060) - New York, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Orangey brown pour. Lots of head. Beautiful floral aroma. Resin. Pine and not super citrus.
solidfunk (7888) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Had no idea this rated so highly when I took the first sip but it certainly deserves accolades. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Citrus and some hay. Bittersweet finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation. Extra points for drinkability at this high alcohol level. Tap at Churchkey.
Bulk_Carrier (4119) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Jesse. Date on the side reads 03/25/15
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a hazy burnt glossy orange with an ample amount of ruddy brown coloring. Soft stringy carbonation rides to the top in a moderate pace. Barely any head softens to some light bubbles riding the top of the glass. A light film of lacing sticks to the sides and gently falls.
The smell had a sweet to bitter blend citrus hops with a soft crisp apple arranging itself nicely in the mix.
The taste took the bitterness and the sweet to combine. A sticky sweet citrus aftertaste starts and lingers into a wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. A rapid bitterness wraps itself around my tongue to pound into submission.
Overall, I say this was a really nice DIPA. I liked that initial apple aroma that blended nicely. I’d say a unique DIPA that I would have again.
bierenjoyer1 (99) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Peabody’s, Boone, NC. Scents of citra hops, piney, with malt. Pours medium copper with a medium white foam that lingers with good lacing. Citra hops, malt, resin, rind, good and fresh feel with a bit of thickness. Great beer! Get it when you can!
GRM (3813) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: amber, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: hops, pine, orange, light grain, tropical fruits; mouth: hops, pine, orange, light grain, tropical fruits, light astringency, finale in pine with light presence of grapefruit, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : ambrée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : houblon, pin, orange, léger grain, fruits tropicaux; bouche : houblon, pin, orange, léger grain, fruits tropicaux, légère astringence, finale en pin avec légère présence de pamplemousse, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
tsd08460 (902) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 Bottle from Whole Foods Fair Lakes
Aroma: bread, alcohol, spruce,
Appearance: golden orange,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall: great beer
Dogbrick (11889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a bright orange orange-bronze color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with floral and malty notes. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering fruity hops aftertaste. Solid beer all around.
djd07 (11371) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Beau on RBWG bus. Pours a clear gold with small white head. Aroma is strong floral pine hop and dank. Strong hop bite, pine, resiny finish, very bitter, really enjoyed this.
ads135 (4285) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick and viscous with a deep malty character. The star of the show is the hopped bitterness that open up quickly with grapefruit and pine and never lets up.