brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed copper pour with an off-white head. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness to the aroma. Pine, orange peel, and grapefruit hop notes balance the sweetness. The flavor is fairly sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Good pine and grapefruit bitterness with some more fruity citrus notes to it.
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy copper with a small tan head, and very good lacing.
smell is faint, spice, and brown sugar.
taste is of spice, malt, caramel, and brown sugar. ends with lots of spice.
deekyn (1210) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours nice red brown with 1 finger off white head. S - piney and citrus hops. Caramels malts abound. Very much a pale. M - sticky syrupy mf. Medium body, simple palate. T - very malty brew. Caramel malts, with grassy piney hops. Simple sugary malts. 6/
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DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Deep red- orange with a dense beige head that laces thickly. Lovely aroma of fresh pineapple, citrus, and caramel malt that makes me think more of melon. Flavour-dense palate that is equally malty and hoppy, again literally bursting with tropical fruit aromatics. Unlike some IRAs, this strikes the right balance without becoming cloyingly sweet. Really delicious!
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. The pour was a clear mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head that possessed great retention and had awesome sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted grain malt, floral hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a nice fruity ester (pineapple and mango).
The taste was very malty and a tad bitter-sweet with notes of tropical fruit and caramel throughout, becoming moderately bitter and quite hoppy with a good strong citrus presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel bite left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and dry in texture with a solid medium carbonation.
Overall this was a nice sweet hoppy brew that I believe is a good beer to just kick back and sip slowly...
ElGaucho (2222) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Hops in the nose that promises strength. Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Nice lace. Strong initial mouthfeel; actually fairly hot in the finish. Considerable malt backbone. Very good.
after4ever (6171) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours a clear dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head that lasts and lasts. Big sweet approachable oranges and pineapples nose with plenty of caramel showing.God, it just smells delicious. Creamy medium body with soft carb--a little more effervescence would have pushed this one into the stratosphere. Dark caramel, oranges, and pineapples on the mid palate. Long tangy resiny finish. Really good.
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear crimson brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is lemon zest, orange, caramel and wild strawberry. Crisp and creamy with a buzz and lingering resin. Taste is lemon, mint, toffee and grapefruit peel. Reminds me of a cough drop at times but still good.
bhensonb (11260) - 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 there’s a lot of garnet in it - decent creamy beige head. Aroma is mild cat piss - but there’s 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 there’s too much hop for that. Point: it’s not harsh - it’s smooth - but it’s 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 (2078) - 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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