Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2011. Hazy tan. The aroma is earthy, minty hop. Similar character on the palate. Not at all bright. Malts are indistinct, relatively boring. Not bright? How’d they do that?
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber (minus foil) from Whole Foods in Sacramento. Pours hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral, citrus and light stone fruit. Near med body. Flavor is a bit earthy, but mostly floral, citrus and light stone fruit. It’s bitter. There’s enough flavor to overcome the garlic bean bacon spread I just had. It’s a very down to "earth" beer.
Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 09/11/14.
Very lightly hazed golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is earthy hops, mineral rinse, bitter citric peel, grapefruit.
Taste comprises citric pith, grapefruit, bitter orange, light spice, straw.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop spattering.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Hop Harvest
Date: March 17, 2012
Appearance: hazy orange, creamy off white head
Aroma: light floral hop aroma, light fruityness, hint of citrus
Flavor: dry malt flavor, floral, nice citrus, light sweetness, balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grassiness and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light grassiness with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
crossovert (8851) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unlike more herbal fresh hop beers this one on draft tastes like orange juice. One dimensional and sweet but not terrible.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pale straw coloured brew. The aroma is loaded with bright lemony/noble hops. A fairly assertive bitterness but with a lot of noble spiciness. Hopped to IPA levels it seems like with a lot of lingering bitterness. The beer also has a very lean malt component. A touch of pepper and a little bit of alcoholic heat as well. This seems to add to the perception of dryness though, so that’s good. Has a little bit of high gravity pale malt flavour which is tough to describe but has a slight honeyed character. A touch of acetaldehyde but it’s pretty restrained. Nice brew really
3fourths (8496) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber. off-white head. average retention. doughy fresh-cut grass nose, oily, green, dank and sharp up front. medium body. quickly diminishing and drying finish buzzing acidity on the tongue afterward. resinous and sticky but mostly dry. much better than the atrocious 2009 batch, and may be their best yet.
BVery (7604) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Haymarket. Very non-aggressive IPA - some floral hop but it’s far from bold. Decent enough but far from awesome.
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - 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.