mjg74 (2434) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo, La Mesa. Medium amber color upon pouring. Decent hop character. Somewhat roasted and malty. Pretty good mouthfeel. Solid APA.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29-May-08 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 12-May-08 for $3.79 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Exceptionally dusty, woody and very earthy hops are the focus of this pale ale. The flavors of the medium-bodied and toasty malts are unobtrusive, but the lack of any sweetness at all simply highlights the earthiness. Dry, earthy and dusty hop aroma dominates the nose, but there’s a hint of dry chocolate and dark toast. Carbonation is satisfactory, but a bit on the low side. The body is hazy amber in color and the off-white head is foamy and dense and shows remarkable staying power, never fading below a quarter inch. And I wouldn’t call the foam coating most of the glass "lacing," rather, it’s more like a warm, dense, winter blanket. So, in the grand scheme, it’s not an especially balanced pale ale, but it’s tasty and enjoyable anyway.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
large soapy bubbles, but they did not disappear as quickly as I thought they would. beer is a nice slightly hazy gold. pizza doughy aroma, shortbread and dried hops. Somewhat uninspired, but not to a fault. Theres a burst of hops in the finish and it ends crisp. I like this as a session bomber, the price is certainly right. Excellent value.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amberish orange color, much like a pigskin. Resiny citrus hop aroma, with some toasted caramel maltiness. Balanced body and carbonation, with some dried fruit flavors. Well made just an average everyday APA. Could be quite sessionable if it came in 6 packs instead of bombers.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours cloudy copper with a lacy pale yellow head. Sweet c-hop and toffee aroma. Medium-light body and carbonation. Lightly sweet taste of figs, citrus and toffee. Lingering grass and flowers finish.
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange color. Mild hops and moderately sweet malt. Ordinary but there is nothing wrong with it.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview. Dark yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Crisp light grape taste with floral notes covering up the light fruit.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hollingshead Deli; Nose of lots of citruy hops and a little caramel; Hazy orange with a medium, glass-lacing off-white head; flavor is light hop bitterness with a caramel note; finish is lightly bitter.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Skyview. Pours a yellow-orange body with off-white head. Aroma of floral, leafy hops with a hint of citrus. Taste is more of the same with hints of pine and grass. Bitter, dry hop finish.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Copper color with a large head. Citrusy aroma. Very leafy hop taste, like I just buried my face into a handful of fresh hops. Bitter, acidic taste. A little caramel malt body.