Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a mostly clear deep gold with a 2 finger thick white head. Nose holds hints of rye malt, faint citrus hops. Very light in body and crisp.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear rusty copper with a frothy, off white head. Aroma is citrus, light caramel, pine and floral. The flavor is a bready caramel malt base with a medium hop bitterness and a very light spicy rye character. Medium body with average carbonation and a thick, silky mouth feel. This is a really good IPA, goes down very easy and lots of flavor.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle as an extra in a trade from smokepot23 - thanks Joe! Pours a slightly hazy light amber color with medium sized light tan head. Aroma is fairly malty, light touch of spiceyness and black pepper, touch of floral hops. Flavor is fairly malty, rather spicey from the rye, with herbal hops and touch of crystal malts. Finish is mildly bitter. This is decent overall.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lightly hazy, light orange with a medium sized white head that leaves some lace. Smells earthy and citrusy with some grain. Pretty nice. Tastes lightly bitter and citrusy, lots of flavor with a nice rye, grain backbone. Pretty good. Medium body, good carbonation.
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is Amber with white head and moderate carbonation
Caramel Malt with rye notes. light body, easy drinking. clean quick finish.
This would be a good session beer but not terribly distinctive.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into pint glass. I love supporting my local breweries, I need to get to this place to check it out, just been trying bombers here and there.
This is a nicely floral aroma IPA, dark orange, head faded quickly. Taste is well balanced, a tad bitter and has a nice texture on the finish. I nice respectable IPA.
dankman (255) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a smallish head, no lacing. Pine and citrus on the nose, far from overwhelming. Bitter hops with a bit of carmely malt on the tongue. Finishes bitter, pretty clean.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Clear reddish gold pour, sticky off-white head. Crisp hops, foral, citrus, rye, and semi sweet grain. Nice refeshing IPA. I have no problems with it, but not spectacular.
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle from holiday cellar. Pours a hazy copper color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is faint and indistinct with mildly spicy malts and some cooked veggies. The taste is hops forward with nutty-spicy biter hops, caramel malts, biscuit and the cooked vegetables alluded to in the nose. The palate was uneven starting thin and then building to a malty conclusion. Finishes short, dry and clean. Overall: An interesting brew.
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 22 oz. Bomber
Aroma has a nice hoppiness, but nothing overpowering. the malt is there but not standing out. Pours a nice orange with a white foam head that makes a short appearance before retreating to the edge of the glass.
Taste - up front caramel sweetness that ends with a nice hop crispness. This isnít the kind of IPA that tastes like a pine cone, leans more to an american interpretation of a british IPA with some sweet fruit notes. The rye is present but does not dominate this beer.
Palate - standard IPA mouthfeel.
Overall - A nice IPA to drink when youíre not in the mood for a hop monster.