bhensonb (13528) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours clear copper with a creamy/foamy off-white head. Aroma of mild caramel with some light hop. Might be pine. Med body. Flavor is juniper with light caramel and arguably piney/resin hop. Flavors are mild, except for the juniper. Interesting. Drinkable. But not top end/high ingredient ale. Finishing lightly juniper and bitter.
Tmoney99 (13002) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at CBWF. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spruce aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.
Ratman197 (12566) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of juniper, caramel and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, juniper and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering juniper finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/27/2013 Total Score: 3.3
On tap at Backcountry Pizza poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, pine, light grapefruit zest and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering pine finish.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, restrained floral hops over biscuit malt, oily. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with grassy floral hops well balanced, decent. On tap at Downtown Brew fest LV 2013.
mcberko (11949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of pine, some metallic notes, and some crackery malt. Flavour brings out loads of piney hops, a little resin, and dry caramely crackery malt. Nice and piney, with a dry piney and crackery finish. Not the most sophisticated IIPA, but nicely balanced and easily drinkable.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #172. Bottle shared at the Downtown Inn Saturday PM Bottle Share. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pine, juniper, wheat. Taste is tart wheat, juniper. Thin bodied.
hopdog (10774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear golden/amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, toasted grains, and some berries (very light). Tastes of berries (more than aromas), citrus, and some toasted caramel.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear amber appearance with a khaki head. Slight vegetal/celery, piney, grapefruity aroma. Flavor has no notice of the celery note and is fairly pleasant with pretty rich spicy, piney hops and some citrus. Not bad.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange malt and light pine aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter juniper/tin flavor. Okay but a bit harsh.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest 2013. Clear amber color. Thin off-white head, impressive piney hop aroma. Some orange-citrus. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Bigger body. Dry texture. Nice mostly bitter taste, some sweet in the finish, but mostly bitter. Little loose lace. Respectable DIPA..