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 (5262) - 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 (2285) - 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.
Getbetter (1025) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle,bread,hops,amber in color,cloudy,citrus,great ipa go and try idea,copy it rye ips, i encouraged it
GMCC2181 (1575) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from joetheyounger... Bomber, smells good and hoppy. Piney... Close to a golden orange with a red tint... Taste is a decent dry ipa... Light pine taste, well balanced. Not picking up any rye notes....Texture is light. Decent brew. Not bad, or great.
Dogbrick (10687) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 On draught at Heroes in Fullerton. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops and grain in the nose. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has floral and pine notes. Bready malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a rye and grain aftertaste. Decent brew overall.
drfabulous (5844) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 thanks to JohnC. Slightly caramel and sweet IPA. Bitter aroma. Taste of rye comes from. Some good hop flavor. Not bad.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this up at Whole Foods/ i left my wallet in El Segundo, pretty solid beer selection with a nice emphasis on locals.
The pour on this was a big hazy orange, almost Widmer Heffe like, which is strange since some of the previous reviews had it translucent and almost clear. I liked to citrusy smell, which balances with the malty taste, almost to a creamy feel. This was quite drinkable, my only concern is that these guys are inconsistant with what hitís the market and how each bottle or batch is different. I got a good one, iíll be back.
Just an update, I canít stop buying this stuff.