angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mar. Hazy orange pour. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, earth. Flavor is citrus, orange, soap, bitter. Nice duration.
Zymurgeist2 (1253) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at City Beer in a tulip glass.
Pours a nice golden color with a big white head and slight haze.
Massive hops on the nose with grapefruit. Intense fruity hops.
Forward hops of grapefruit, slight bitterness and massive hop flavor throughout. The fruit is evident for the entire taste, and it is a very well balanced taste throughout.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from mar. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruit hops and awesome. Bitter taste with hops and a little caramel.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber thanks to mar (for a great beer!). Pours a clear, deep golden body with some off-white head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of Ruby Red grapefruit and other fresh citrus hops. Sort of reminds me of a South Texas fruit stand in the summer. Flavor of citrus hops, grapefruit, pine, floral hops and citrus zest. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Absolutely great!!
thirdeye11 (5746) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle thanks to mar) Pours clear yellow with good bubbles. Nose of honey, chlorine, and citrus fruit. Taste of citrus oils, grapefruit, with a very bitter finish and an oily body.
pressboxjoe (282) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 Bottle. Rerating. Still smells amazing - pine, peach, apple, apricot, pear. Flavor nicely bitter more than sweet, but a really nice latent maltiness. Now I see what all the fuss is about.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours yellowish golden, clear, sticky lacing and a head. Nose is big on citrusy hops, slight vanilla, some pine. Flavor is more of the same with bigger bitter astringency, very good.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours clear amber orange color with off white head. Aroma is pine, grass, pinapple, and lemon. There are just wonderful citrus flavors not typically present in other beers in this style and this one has them all in one. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors follow the nose and finish dry. Really nice beer and one Iíd drink regularly if I could.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a Sam Adams pint glass produced a finger worth of white head that laced out wonderfully. The body of the brew was a clear copper in color
I got huge aromas of citrus fruits and flowery grasses coming off the nose of this one. It was really a pleasant aroma not harsh like some IPAís it did add a lot to the experience. The flavor defiantly was a west coast take on a IPA very hop forward. There is also enough sweetness form the malts to keep this brew from being one of those one dimensional brews. It had a light to medium feel to it with good carbonation.
I enjoyed the bomber and would love to have another glass. It was worth the wait and I will continue to look for a fresh bottle in Mass if I can come across one. I have been looking for two years now with no luck, they just donít stick around. Now I know why.
koshea (13) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love poking my head into city beer on the way home from the week. You find great surprises on tap.
Poured into a ílil 10 oz glass. The beer was a light gold almost a honey color. The smell was exquisite. There is a lot of citrus going on; orange, pineapple and lots of grapefruit. also a good amount of the classy west coast pine hoppiness there.
The taste is even better than the smell. Pure hoppiness goodness. It is incredible even with all the grapefruit hop going on itís not overwhelmingly bitter. This is beer is very well balanced and god damn delicious. There is mild carbonation here, and the beer surprisingly unsyrupy and with the 7% this beer is dangerously drinkable!