crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks MikeTD, still can’t believe $3 for a bomber in Cali. Clear light orange pour, small head. Light citrus, real leafy fresh hops. Light crystal malt backbone. Hop bitterness with lots of citrus flavor and aroma. Full mouthfeel, not a huge flavor profile but very drinkable.
sloth (2763) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium sized white head, retention is fair witha smattering of stringy, spotty lace. Clear gold colored brew. Nose is quiet, gentle malts, lightly grainy, subdued hops, a touch floral and spicey. Body is lightly medium, nice carbonation, lightly oily. Caramel malts are lightly sweet, floral fruity flavors, peaches, light honey notes, citrus, a little toasty. Lightly sweet finish, light fruitiness. Pretty tame IPA. Thanks for the bottle Cliff!
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour with a wall of bubbles for a head. Nice release of citrus hops, with some pine and soap. Bit more soap in the taste, but that turns quickly into buttery hops and toasty malt. Not bad.
thedm (5425) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This draft brew from the Oregon Brewers festival poured a head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light copper brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The smooth flavor contained notes of mild piney cascade hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[435-20070725] 355mL (w/ jerc, tuqueboy). Grapefruit hoppy citrus aroma with wheaty light band-aid notes. Clear, orange yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Grainy yeast hops flavour. Medium body. Nicely muted hops flavour.
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
THANK YOU SECRET SANTA!!!!!
Poured from bottle...nice yellow amber color that looks to darken in the center of the glass. Very nice carbonation. Aroma is of pine and grapefruit. Nice bitterness...tastes much like grapefruit. Very interesting IPA....
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Billy’s Bar and Grille in Aberdeen, WA on 7/23/07. Light amber with a moderate lasting whtie head and nice lace - a good looking beer. Mild piney op aroma with some substantial caramel malt character. Smooth medium body. Caramel and roasted malt flavors with very soft bitterness in a fading finish. Underwhelming.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 2008-09-02. Crisp dark yellow body with a nice creamy off-white head. (3+) . Pleasant hoppy aroma (7+) with a touch of grass and muted citrus that carry over to the flavour. Average palate. Quite drinkable, but on the mild side and I crave more citrus from the hops. 7/4/7/3/14+ - 3.4 On tap at the brewery, Juneau
July 2007. Golden yellow body, small white head. Moderate hoppy aroma, with grassy notes. Flavour has a decent amount of bitterness and light citrusy hops and light grassy notes, though less assertive than I might like. Average palate. Quite quaffable – pleasant. 6-7/3/7/3/14 Bottle courtesy of Mabel’s parents.
DYCSoccer17 (3590) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber purchased at the Covell Nugget in Davis, CA. Aroma has plenty of C-hops. I defintely get some cascades and centennials in there. Plenty of citrus grapefruity hop aromas along with a few pine notes. A litte bit of cereal graininess is also detected in the nose, too. Fairly aromatic. Transparent golden body with an orange tint. Relatively frothy light pastel yellow head with nice lacing. Hmm. Has a weird metallic astringency to start. Some carboard-swampy flavors come in the middle. Some modest and mostly subdued herbal and lightly grapefruited hops finish this beer. Just seems like it is lacking some bitterness and some bite. A very tame IPA, despite the promising aroma.
jclzony (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with an orange colored hue exhibiting a off-white head that diminished quickly. Nice hoppy aroma, floral and citrus with undertones of toasty malts and fresh summer fruit. A nice hop blast that seems to recede quickly to a mild toasty malt flavor as continued to consume. The hops have floral and citrus aspects with some spiciness. The malts remain lightly toasty with periodic glimpses of toffee. Seemed to exhibit characteristics similar to an American Pale Ale rather than an IPA. Not my favorite IPA but definiitely different and interesting.