KyotoLefty (9121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Malty nose, pine, oranges, caramel. Glowing orange-amber color with a low, fine head. Sweet, slightly boozy flavor of oranges, biscuits, pine, something like orange sorbet. Nice fruitiness.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop Thermia 8.5% Bomber shared by KyotoLefty. A deep orange-coper pour with a light beige filmy head of foam. The aroma is very fruity hops with a bit of dankness and caramel. Very sweet pine and fruits while solid it doesnít stand out in any way.
valpoaj (729) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium gold-amber pour with a billowing slightly-off white head - ample lacing left in its wake. Aroma is primarily resinous hops...some citrus notes mixed in there along with some spicy notes and something thatís odd, but I canít put my finger on it. Generally good, but not all-in at this point. Flavor is very bitter...resinous, dank hops dominate...doesnít have the malt backbone I was expecting. Some grapefruit hints, but again, not what I was expecting. Medium to heavy body for the style...this drinks like its ABV, if not more. Kind of ímehí on this one...far from íbadí, but not quite good either!
rdb84 (546) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Grand Canyon park bar. Hazy orange, light carbo, small head. A: very light ipa and caramel malts aroma, some cola and lime. Ok but maybe too thin. T: medium bodied ipa, nice mellow exotic fruits, strong malt character (almost Speciale Belge), medium bitter development with bitter fruity aftertaste.
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours clear copper with a light tan head. It smells of hops with citrus and resin. The flavor is similar with strong bitterness, citrus, resin, and underlying bready malts. Very good.
ClarkVV (5681) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber, best before 1/17/16, drunk 11/6/15.
Clear, modestly carbonated amber liquid has a medium-sized light beige head that shows moderate retention.
Pine, citrus, caramel and sourdough in the nose are bolstered somewhat by some less intense notes of lemon, leafy, dank forest and perhaps some herbal character as well....but it still seems like this is just going to be one big C-hop bomb. Alcohol well concealed in the nose, at least, and there are no flaws noted.
To my great surprise, itís not a c-hop bomb. Donít get me wrong, itís still very citrusy with lots of orange rind and white grapefruit, but the pine gets only moderately resinous on the end and before that thereís plentiful herbal, leafy, almost tea oil-like character. Spicy, dank and pretty well-attenuated, it nonetheless has a good amount of dextrinous body, with moderate warming on the end and lots of bitterness lingering. My only worry with my rating is that they were not intentionally making this a more palateable beer and were actually trying to make it a hop/resin bomb and failed. Which would be very sad, but not something I would put past Alaskan...
rosskyle (513) - - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on tap at First Tap. Hazy red orange color with a medium white head. Hops and citrus aroma. Dense body. Hops and malt lemon upfront and bitterness at the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mvp (231) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky aroma! Deep copper color with a white disappearing head. Initial flavor is a rush of sweetness. It seems to me they used sugar to try to balance the bland hop flavor. It balances but doesnít taste too great.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer that met my expectations.
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample from Happy Harrys. Very boozy. Pours orange colour. Very filling. Liked it a lot