bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours very dark - but held to light thereís a lot of garnet in it - decent creamy beige head. Aroma is mild cat piss - but thereís some roasty malt and arguably pine too. Full bodied cause of the creamy carb. Flavor is roasty malt with a heck of a lot of citrus and resin. Fact is, the feel is actually kind of like a hoppy barley wine - but thereís too much hop for that. Point: itís not harsh - itís smooth - but itís hoppy enough to stand up as a NW hop bomb IMHO. Curl up around one or two of these, and go to bed. Excellent ale.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Zipps Liquor. Has some bold caramel and pine hop aromas. Nice ruby color with a long lasting white head. Taste is some malt, with a bit of booze kick, finishes with a nice pleasant pine bitter.
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AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Woodmanís in the Falls. Pours a light brown color with reddish tints and a tan head leaving nice lacing that lasts. Aroma has sweet and dark fruits, some citrus, some brown sugar. A bit muted. Taste is of sweet caramel, fruits and simple syrup. Faint alcohol. Finishes sweet with some bitterness and some fruityness. It is american strong-ish, but not the best representation of the style.
beerbastard (606) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle, Reddish brown pour. Piny grapefruit aromas that blend well, very full, but not overly bold. Great mix of hop flavors and sweet malts, smooth. Finishes with honeys and bitters and some burn from the alcohol. Damn good! Very well balanced and very drinkable.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and rated on 2-06-2013. This beer has a large smooth beige head that was mostly lasting, transparent body, one ring of lacing, very fizzy and fast rising carbonation, and an amber-red hue. The aroma is malty, caramel, fruity, pears, lemon, grapefruit, pine, and citrus hops. The taste is sweet, minty, lightly spicy, malty, caramel, lightly bitter, grapefruit, lightly roasty, pine, citrus hops and has a semi-dry finish. The palate is tingly and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this beer has a lot going on with all the different aromas and tastes. The hops are upfront, but not over-the-top which is a good thing for me since I am not a hop head by any means. There is a short lingering hoppy aftertaste. This beer is definitely worth trying, and a beer that I would definitely drink again.
Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a huge fluffy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is sweet nutty caramel malts and piney hops.
The flavor is sweet nutty caramel malts with a big bitter piney hop finish and a little fruit and resin. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.
Overall, nice balance of the malts and hops. I like it.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by Dallas
Appearance: Clear copper with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee and fruity
Taste: Toasted malts, grainy and grapefruit
Decent, hoppy red
onceblind (3190) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear deep dark amber with a thin rocky beige head. Rich and intense aroma of boozy caramel, grapefruit zest, and sticky pine resin. Flavor was nice and full with some sticky caramel and sticky pine resin mixing with a wet hop sorta tone, along with grapefruity bittersweetness.
arkurzynski (1289) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany/red pour with tan head. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet toasted malt, and a bit of dark fruit/cherry. Flavor is a moderate citrus hop bitterness, toasted malt/ malt syrup, and light fruit notes. Mild alcohol. Nice, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Lightly bitter finish. Maybe just a tad too sweet, but barely worth mentioning.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours a clear amber to ruby red with a tan head of foam and leaving behind spotty lacing. The aroma offers up wonderful hoppy earthy dankness with bits of pine and citrus in the background. Yes! The taste is firmly hoppy with thick wedges of dank hops and grapefruit to tangelo citrus hop goodness. It unloads robust levels of bitter hoppiness with just snippets of flavor hops and faint malt sweetness creating additional depth and interest. The beer is only dark in color as I get no crystal malts or roasted malt flavors. Solid brew. If this was less expensive Iíd get lots more.