bmsulliv (219) - - SEP 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick bodied ipa. A little malty for my taste. B bb b. b. b. b.
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daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar ($9.49). Pours a slightly hazy red-amber hue with a finger and a half of white foam. Aroma of various fruits (both tropical and citrus) with some pine and resiny hops and lesser notes of caramel. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, and spicy hops, but with an unfortunate harsh alcohol burn. Heavy syrupy mouthfeel with some lingering hop bitterness and alcohol burn. Really, there’s wheat in here?? Cause I’m not finding it at all. A bit of wheat subtlety might be nice here. The hops are certainly big and brash but could be much more nuanced (take a hint from the west coast brewers who do big hops but make it interesting). However, it’s the big boozy alcohol that most causes this to fall to mediocre. (71, 810)
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromasof biscuit, cat piss, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, dank bud, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. big boozy IPA. definitely on the harsh side, but there’s a lot of interesting flavor there as well. wish it was just dialed back a bit.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys and clown shoes are making some damn good affordable beers. This one had a little of everything. Solid hops nicely balanced with roasted malts. Winner winner
batneil (617) - - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, bright orange appearance with very little head. Fruity aroma, slightly spicy (cinnamon) first taste with a caramel aftertaste. (K)
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, off white head. Dank hops, thick malts, caramel, and sticky. Easy palate, chewy hops, caramel, sweet, sticky finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2586) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color, some lace/retention. Aroma is pine, caramel, quite fruity - grapefruit. I don’t get the wheat reference. Medium to full bodied, moderate to high bitterness, some alcohol in finish.
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing but alcohol in both aroma and taste. Cloudy light amber color. Don’t confuse this with Clown Shoes which is brewed at the same contract brewer.
drjay44 (3408) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained off white head, with slight lacing, over a moderately hazy (after really twirling the bottle) light amber (SRM 10) body.....nose is heavy grapefruit peel, resin.......taste is sweet with pine resin, heavy grapefruit, hints of spice, finishing with a moderate citrus bitterness.......mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, high alcohol burn present, carbonation adds both acid and a pleasant tingle. The hop backbone is dominant in this beer ( possibly Simcoe, Citra or a combination of Galaxy and other Anzac hop creations), and with the very strong citrus and lighter pine bitterness, creates an unbalanced beer. A change in the hop bill would make for a better balance in the hop backbone, increase complexity. The malts do not give enough complexity or mouth feel to stand up to the alcohol. This is almost a high gravity beer ( think Industrial Brews) with added hops. BJCP 6/3/12/4/5