bhensonb (10933) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours very dark and ruddy with a foamy tan head. Nose seems floral with resin backing. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is pine/grapefruit with chocolaty dark malt. It finishes smooth bitter with chocolate notes.
nealblind (735) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DARK red brown pour big sand head. Aroma of pine, caramel. Tastes tobacco, woody, pine, slight choco, not as sweet as it smell which is good. Bittersweet through and through like a good British bitter. Could be enhanced by more perfume yeast. Aroma hops not all that strong, but might be because it’s 6 mo old.
JHeath99 (912) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the internets. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of hops and dark fruit with a slightly boozy hint. Taste of caramel, some hops, nice booze after taste.
snoworsummer (2079) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours dark tawny brown with a creamy bubbly beige head. Smells like pine, hops, resin, herbs. Tastes very malty, like pine, earth, hops, grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3495) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear, dark amber/mahogany with creamy beige head. Aroma cereal and bready malts, floral and spicy hops, mixed berries, and faint brandy. Flavor is chewy malt profile, dark fruit sweetness, light floral hops, and faint caramel; dry, toasted finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Beerdedone (2604) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby red brown with a small khaki head. Aroma was quite hoppy with mild pine, caramel and floral hops. Flavor of caramel, orange peel, pine, earth and floral hops.
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is more mahogany-brown than mahogany-red. But coupled with a lasting tan-head it’s a delight in the glass. Aroma is fairly sweet and enticing. At this point in its life (3 months old) the aroma is caramel-malt driven. Also some pine, spice and a hint of berry-hop presence.
Taste is much the same except the hop presence presents more citrus than berry - maybe some grapefruit, tangerine. Palate is dry, medium bodied. Is an amber/red IPA mash-up. Despite the slightly generic flavor profile it is delicious. An accomplished beer.
DialSquare (2619) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Andersons in Sylvania. Reddish brown pour. Aroma sweet caramel, floral, cocoa. Tastes are toasty, toffee, orange, little spice, pine, biscuit. Yeah, tasty - very drinkable.
Seanamonica (4) - Ontario, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting. Good aroma. Good mouth feel. Delicious. Had high hopes after seeing it was ranked among the best ambers and my expectations were met. Definitely worth a try for any amber fans.
edwardbass (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a big tan head. Aroma is roasty malt. Flavor at first is spicy hops, and then malty sweetness follows, some chocolate and candied orange. Excellent beer, even if I’m not a big fan of the style.
notalush (4833) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - typical hoppy American red ale, but a decently constructed one, I suppose - malts are toasty and sweet (caramel, pumpernickel, some raisin) - some acidity through the middle braces for the earthy, woody hops and bitterness that follows - finish is a little watery - it’s good for what it is, but I can walk into plenty of brewpubs across the country and get pretty much the same beer.