anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an amber reddish color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.
fiulijn (18726) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmond
Dark amber color, clear. Nice hoppy aroma, resiny and fruity. Caramel flavor, not too sweet, with good hopping level, and good contribution of hop resins, some orange peel too.
Good, clean beer.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, 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.
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-red. Sweet caramel, touch of alcohol, earthy notes, light citrus and a full body.
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan off white head. Nose and taste of maple, birch sap, caramel malt, resin and pine. Some earthy and grassy notes and a nutty maltiness. Finishes dryish pine/resin.
bhensonb (13980) - 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.
Ratman197 (13080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pink grapefruit, tangerine, peach, melon and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, pink grapefruit, tangerine and light mint with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, roasted malt, grapefruit, and pine. Flavor of caramel, grass, nuts, citrus, pine, some earthiness, and roasted grain with a dry, bitter finish.
Dogbrick (11323) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish-amber color with a thick foamy off-white head that dissipates gradually. Sticky patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with caramel and fruity hops in the background. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, citrus and mild piney hops. The finish is malty up front with a resiny hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent and flavorful imperial red. Big fruit notes, malt is there, hops are a medium to low bitterness.