superspak (3331) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange amber color witha nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of apple, grapefruit, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness. Ok aromas, but they aren’t very hoppy for an IPA; kind of weak as well. Taste of grapefruit, pine, caramel, toast, orange rind, floral, grass, bread, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, pine, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of flavors; good bitterness/sweetness balance as well. No cloying flavors at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a good IPA. Good flavor balance; very smooth and crisp to drink. Enjoyable stuff for sure.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy amber-orange with a big finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a slow pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet caramel and lightly bready malts.
T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit and citrus hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready malts. Finish is a mix of grapefruit and pine hops with some bitterness with some sweet bready and caramel malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice hop profile and hop and malt balance.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop in Cincinnati, OH. Pours a clear, copper-gold colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is dull pines with some grapefruit resins, oranges, and a medium sweet caramel malt backing. A bit of a vegetal floral backing too. Flavor is similar. Dull pine resins, grapefruit and oranges, some grassy and vegetal hops, and a medium sweet caramel. Finishes dry, lightly sweetened, and has a medium-high bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, not a bad IPA, but dry, bitter, lightly sweetened, and fairly lifeless. Eh...
ddemmingjr (774) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours clear reddish amber, dense off white head that recedes to a pleasant ring. Nose is dough, earth, caramel malts, honey, pine, grapefruit hops. On the tongue, caramel malts and honey sweetness, peppery, citrus hop bitterness from evident dry hopping. Nice bitter finish that lasts for the style. Medium bodied so quite drinkable. Solid offering.
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michcam8 (369) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Athens, Ohio. Amber in color with an off white head. Hops and malts take over on the aroma. Sweet malty flavor overwhelmes the hop flavor. Was expecting a better IPA.
agl108 (904) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Poured hazy amber with light khaki head. Tons of sweet malt balanced well with resinous pine and citrus. Medium bodied. Just not my style of IPA.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber from Herchick poured into a Schlafly Tulip glass. Thanks Bob! Pours a slightly cloudy dark orange with a huge amount of off-white head. Aroma of a lot of pine and citrus with just a touch of caramel. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine resin with some citrus on the back end. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, great! I would love to drink this again.
unclemike (2528) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear light copper with a large off white head...aroma is honey malt and pine, citric with a nice grainy backbone...flavour is similar, floral hops that quickly establish their bite, very light caramel, nice pitchy bitterness that counters the malt, finish is dry and grainy...
fiveacestx (765) - Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - Pours a very cloudy light brown and light head that seems to clear up a lot after a few minutes. Has a nice pine/citrus hop combination. Has a nice dry finish. Good beer.
keepersj12 (2920) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the only bottle of my samples. Pours a dark amber with a small head. The aroma has a nice bit of pepper, pine, citrus with a bit of sweetness lingering. The flavor starts with just a bit of the malt but gives way to a big hop kick.