TedBell (17) - Utah, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an inviting honey color. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Grapefruit is first taste on the palate with a piney hop finish. Very balanced. Paired well with a burger and spicy fries. Very nice.
pictoman (756) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the tap. Orangey yellow with offwhite head. Tropical citrus and light pine hops with mild caramel malt. Very well balanced. Slightly light, but not watery.
jackl (5565) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Light amber pour with a small head. The nose is nice and balanced. Lemon and wood, sea salt. Hints of tropical fruits, mango. A bit of sweet caramel. The taste is nice and bright, fresh. Mango and salt. Light grassy bitterness. Very dry on the finish. Strong carb, light body. Very good.
Ernest (6649) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2015 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly yeasty (dough), with light notes of garlic and onion.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Retrying with a seemingly fresher batch, and it’s not as good as what I had back in December. More resinous and generic hop odor now, and a little doughy raw yeast and garlic/onion as well. Maybe they changed the hops a bit this batch or maybe the previous sample was a bit old and showing more interesting secondary characters (and less resin). Still nicely balanced...clean bitterness with low acidity and astringency, but yeah...not nearly as good as before. I may let a bottle sit around for several months to see if it returns to the delightful juicy character of the previous sample.
jtclockwork (10619) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Weekly tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of pine, lemon, caramel malt and citrus peel. Medium body.
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours translucent gold with a near white head. There’s a cooked stone fruit aroma, backed by some citrus and caramel. Med body or better. Flavor is citrus, peach, maybe pine. With caramel. There’s a slight hop burn. Finishing bitter, and towards dry. Very fruity. Very hoppy. Nice stuff.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at a tasting, 11/3/14. Pours a hazy amber with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of floral, citrus, herbal hops, pale malt. The taste is caramel malt, piney, citrus and candied citrus hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, well balanced.
vtafro (4653) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Herbal, light grassy, hop aromas. Grassy, earthy and herbal hop flavors.
vikingguy (913) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with large frothy head. Citrusy, piney aroma. Taste - grapefruit and pine along with some tropical fruit notes. Ample balancing malt. Although it's got a full body flavor it has a light and crisp palate. Great tasting west coast IPA.
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hopwine (521) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is grassy, pineapple. Flavor is same plus some dank, pine, grapefruit rind, toasted grain, simplistic crystal malt sweetness. If the malt side had a little more depth and slightly less sweetness this would be my perfect nw ipa.