rougeau13 (1827) - Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unfiltered, hazy orange with a small off-white, grayish head. Though mild, it’s a mostly citrus aroma: lemon and orange, with caramel, grass and melon notes. The taste is a little sweet and very citrusy and floral with a solid bitterness. Refreshing, but a little thin, with a substantial tart/bitter finish. In sum, there’s very little malt presence in this; it’s pretty much a hop bomb on the back of the palate. That doesn’t make it bad, just unfinished seeming and way off balance.
Hoppygirlcda (28) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice light hoppy aroma but the citrus taste is a bit over powering and think that it could have been a bit more balanced. Love the story that goes along with this brew.
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uhclem (354) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At first I was unimpressed with this IPA. Nose and taste were muddy. I set the glass down and did some chores on my computer. A second sampling a few minutes later revealed a complexity in both the nose and the taste. Floral, citrus and grass combine nicely. Finish starts out earthy but brightens and sharpens after a few moments.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Hayduke. A hazy golden pour that has plenty of suspended yeast, including some chunks. An almost white head lasts a couple of minutes. An aroma of fresh, even sticky, hops that are floral and citrus. The taste is of fresh hops, too. I taste caramel, but it is different and has a honey something going on. There are herbal and yeast notes with pineapple and grapefruit. The citrus has grapefruit fading in and out. The fruit grows as the glass empties and it is tasty. Caramel becomes more standard. The center of my tongue really gets a workout with this one. Unusual. A nice beginning and nicer finish makes for an enjoyable glass.
Ibrew2or3 (6437) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours slightly hazy copper with gold hues and weak white head. The modest aroma offers up largely floral hops mixing with lesser amounts of spicy hops and earthy herbal shrubbery like hops. The carbonation enhanced taste is similar with bold floral hops creating both a flavor and increasing floral hop bitterness followed by a mild level of spicy hops. In the background are light notes of sugary malt sweetness. This is far too floral and sweet for my taste. Bigger floral or spicy bitterness would help the balance and improve the experience for me.
edgallow (1631) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Pours golden with an off white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit and malt. Taste is of bitter hops with sweet malts and citrus flavors.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a fading beige head with some lacing, deep golden body. Aromas are grassy and floral. Flavor is floral with a grassy note, some honeyed sweetness. Finish is more dry than bitter, but they are both there.
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours cloudy yellow orange with a small white head. Nose is moderate hops. Taste is mild fresh hops with a bitterness on the end. Average body. Decent.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle: Appearance is light hazy brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma is dominant in floral hops. Flavor is filed with floral hop resins with a hint of citrus.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber, floral, grass, citrus, golden, clear, minimal head, light body, average carbonation, long finish, lightly bitter, medium sweetness,