cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby/amber color, aroma of grape fruit, pine, caramel, flavors of grape fruit, pine, earthy hops, burnt caramel, toast, med body, good amount of bitterness but has a great balance, very enjoyable brew
Miked1687 (271) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Poured into glass. Red Amber pour with an off white head that laces nicely on its way down. Aroma is grass and pine hops. Definitely heavy on that profile. Taste is bitter for sure. Intense resiny pine hop bitterness with a sweet malt backbone that fights to stick around but is quickly overtaken by bitter hops on the long finish. buckler indeed.
brian60625 (639) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Itís a rough ride on the tongue buckler. Heavy malt, phenol and sweet scotch ale-ish aroma. Really good looking dark color with bubbles streaming up to durable layer of foam. Taste is biting and the opposite of easy-drinking. It lives up to its name. Boozy, malt-driven, metallic, and a bit soapy. Palate is medium bodied and fairly fizzy. Overall, Iíd pass on having this one again because itís such a mustang of a beer. My atmospheric opinion of Ballast Point is now, temporarily at least, grounded.
dogfishho (510) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Abrasive hop bitterness without a complex balancing malt profile. Still the flavor is enjoyable and the alcohol is well hidden. Decent but unremarkable.
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Itzjerm (598) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2013 Its true its that good, perfect in every way except aroma.
Amazing. This is a perfect balanced red malted joy. Sweet but perfect balance. Just simply awesome. Nice perfect head light on aroma only thing missing wow
Zombeer (55) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent hoppy red ale from Ballast Point. This beer is rare so Iím glad I found this bomber! Itís a monster, and the taste lingers long after the sip. Well rounded with a nice alcohol kick.
swoopjones (4326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at blue monk, deeper amber pour, light head. Fresh piney resiny hop aroma, caramel malts. Big bitterness, strong, boozy, malty backbone takes a seat to big hops. Active full mouthfeel. Aggressive but balanced. Good
tkrjukoff (3393) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber @ Kajís. Pours red amber with a nice beigish head leaving lace. Aroma is caramel sweet hoppy fruity apricots citric piny. Flavor is bitter malty sweet caramel slightly pungent towards the end. Bitter a bit flat finish.
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy bitterness with some mildly dank hops. Pine and accompanying resin. Medium body and fairly boozy.
ICEatALAMO (587) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour is a hazy bright red. The aroma is mostly hops. The taste is a little boozy throughout. Finishes a little too much for me.
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khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle, thanks Greg! Pours a nice amber, tons of caramel and hops on the nose. Flavor is bitter hops--Pitney and resiny, with great malts. Strong enough where you can taste the booziness but its not.overpowering and is incredibly well done.