beersighted (48) - - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty red ale. Toasty caramel malts have a knife fight with a bold floral hop presence. Rich, red liquid leaves a light lacing on the pint. One of rare favorite reds.
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Bottle shared by Eugene at Chuck’s. Old school amber / red. Lots of caramel malt, plenty of c-hops. Not exciting, but very well crafted with a bigger flavor than it ought to be able to manage at <7%. Enjoyable to drink.
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a white head. Caramel, bready malt, grapefruit, pine, sweet with moderate bitterness.
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wlajwl (3549) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is yeast, caramel malts, pine and tropical fruit/a hint of hop resin. The flavor is tropical fruit, caramel/biscuit malts, grapefruit, hop resin and a very bitter/mildly tart finish.
jehoesefat (228) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy aroma, piney and resinous. Pours clear red with a white head. I’m not normally a fan of amber ales, this one is hoppy and bitter, more like a pale ale but that’s what I like!
johnbuck100 (230) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from ojai beverage, ojai CA. Bottled dec 12,2013, fresh! Very nice full-bodied amber - lots of bready flavor with hops piled on top. A bit heavy but very drinkable, with a pleasing flavor as it warms. Recommended
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beermongers. Pours a dark red color with a large beige head. A sweet nose of caramel, toffee and fruity hops. The flavor is crisp fruity malts, oranges, some sandalwood, caramel, burnt toffee, a bit of perfume. Pretty darn nice. Flavorful. A bit earthy.
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle back from San Diego and shared with the Felton’s. Bubblegum flavor and a big grapefruit finish. A bit of pepper and a nice caramel flavor working throughout. Ruby red color.
BoostIPA (1103) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours an amber color (obviously) with a just off white head. Aromas of caramel, pine sap and citrus. Taste is moderately bitter with some bright citrus notes shining through. Finishes semi sweet with some bitterness. Not bad, not great. Meh. Wouldn’t buy again.
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany red with a two-finger off-white head and very nice lace. Mild bready malt aromas with floral and pine hops, toffee and darker fruits. Malt forward flavor, biscuits, darkfruit and gentle piney hops. Medium body, nice carbonation, oily mouthfeel and a slightly overdone sweetness in the finish.