highibus (750) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep amber color with nice white head and decent lacing. aroma of lightly sweet malt. flavor is sweet but slightly cloying. no real finish.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a dark amber looking beer. smooth taste with a decent palate. good but not great.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hollingshead Deli; Nose of light citrus and piney hops mixed with caramel maltiness; hazy amber with a medium off-white head; flavor is hop bitterness and more light hop bitterness witha malty caramel background; finish is hop bitterness. Much more hoppy than most ambers.
bb (7255) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby amber beer with a nice dark-cream colored head. Malty, light citrus aroma. Caramel malt flavor with light chocolate and citrus. Balanced, but chocolate and citrus clash a bit. Medium bodied. Lingering caramel, nuttiness, and light citrus.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a bit cider-like.
Pours deep amber with a very large persistent off-white head. Good amount of lacing.
Taste is hoppy for an amber ale. Enough rich malts to almost balance the hops. Hops are somewhat citrus in character and overall this brew is quite crisp for the style. From a 22 ounce bottle, label says bottle conditioned. One of the most forward Ambers I’ve had. Maybe into APA territory which suits me fine. Good value at $2.99 US for the bomber.
Reid (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber..gushes out as soon as cap is removed.
After the initial gush ,I managed to get it in my mug, dark golden, large creamy off -white head, furious carbonation swirling around below.
Nice enough aroma, of citric hopping and pine.
Difering from previous reviewers i found the intial taste quite malty in a toffeeish way, semi-sweet, in my bottle the hops are well under control and only really assert near te end.
Palate is weird, its very well carbonanted, but not thin and spritzerlike. After the carbonantion dies down the finish is smooth.
In comparison to others, i found this a niceenough Amber, well drinkable ( maybe my bottle was "off" and that strangely improved things!).
unclemattie (4340) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle. Amber color. Aroma of piney hops and some malt. Flavor is lacking some malt character, big bitterness is to much for the balance. Could be better.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of citrus, pine resin, malt. Tastes spicy with some doughy hints. Mouthfeel is full with a yeasty finish.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to skyview. musty aroma, dark golden color. flavors of malt, yeast, slightly bitter, roasted nuts possibly filberts.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Skyview. Copper pour with off white head. Aroma of light fruit, florala and caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt with the florals and some earthiness.