mR_fr0g (8289) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brew Santa Rosa. Deep crimson amber coloured pour with a lasting creamy light tan head. Aroma is perfumed citrus, light toasted grains, fresh pine, hints of caramel. Flavour is composed of rounded caramel , toffee, pine needle, hint of strawberry cake. Palate is full and sticky, rounded. Moderate carbonation.
nickd717 (4059) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
How hadn’t I reviewed this yet? Poor form, clown. Welp, bomber. Hazy dark reddish brown color with a sticky off-white head. Big hop aroma, floral and citrusy, with toasty caramel notes backing it up. The flavor is quite nice, toasty with a bitter finish. Sweet caramel/cocoa, but mostly dry. Medium-bodied with a biting bitterness. Good.
HonkeyBra (4019) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a dark reddish pour with a thick, off white head. Aroma of pine and crystal malt. Flavor is mildly sweet with strong pine and resin. Flavor is balanced, malty with a strong piney hoppy presence. Full, creamy body with prickly carbonation. Lingering, piney hop finish.
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Bottle purchased at Spruce Street Provision. Color is a real deep ruby, borderline mahogany in color, very thin head. Aroma is huge pine hops caramel and crystal malts.
Flavor is a nice hoppy rendition of a amber ale. Toffee, bready malt and caramel malts. Body is medium with a dry pine finish. Pine forward amber ale that drinks pretty much as it should be.
WillRunForBeer (2115) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Bottled 12/1/15. Pours dark red brown (not amber) with a beige head. Aroma is big pine. Reminds me of Weez. Flavor is multigrain bread, honey, pine.
tsd08460 (709) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, toast, floral, citrus, pine
Appearance: dark amber with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a thick, lasting beige head. The aroma pops nicely on this one - a great medley of citrusy/piney PacNW hops, fresh bread, toasted malts and burnt orange. Flavor has a real great balance of the flavors mentioned in the aroma along with the perfect level of sweetness and bitterness. Toffee and grapefruit aftertaste with a tinge of wood. Body is medium with a smooth texture and fine carbonation - would have preferred a little more body on this one, though. Overall great stuff. Reminds me a bit of Bear Republic Red Rocket back in the day.
Humlehode (551) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown. Aroma is citrus, floral, earl grey, mild coffee. Medium-low bitterness. Very well balanced.
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really full flavors of chocolate, cocoa, coffee and caramel. Slightly bitter, with roasted notes on the front of the palate and a gentle sweet finish. Balanced and rich.
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at whole foods, columbus circle. Dark reddish color, tanned head. Aroma has fruity notes, hops, some berries. Nice crispy taste, some berry notes, hops.