ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, a bit yeast. Pineapple and tropical fruits. Flavor is surprisingly fruity. Like pineapple juice almost. Sweet but with a good bitter bite. Good beer.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Windy City. Deep golden amber in color. Nose is sweet and fairly hoppy. Flavor is dry and hopped up front. Spiced dry tasting hop character. Bitter grapefruit finishes this beer up. Pretty easy drinking, with a dry bitter approach.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber pour with a bit of a light white head. The nose is a bit caramelly and a touch of herbal spiciness. A little bit fruity and hoppy with a touch of iced tea. Some pine and a bit of spiciness. Pretty nice.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clearer with a medium size creamy light tan head, and great lacing.
smell is of malt, caramel, and a touch of hops.
taste is bitter up front, a little tin, hops, dry leaves, malt in the back, caramel, and a touch of pine. ends on the dry side.
decaturstevo (4958) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost copper pour with white head and lace. Aroma of citrus hops and light malt. Sweet malt with a pretty nice growing bitter. A fruity like light flavor. Bitter continues to grow to a pretty nice one. Medium body with smooth carbonation.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, dark amber colored with soapy white foam, buttery bitter caramel flavor with a bready light hop finish
MaydDay (5) - Ellensburg, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass heavy carbonation with a slightest pour.
Aroma: resin, floral, Nose is still off this week... line cooking doesn’t help
Appearance: Pours a beautiful clear golden red with giant 2" head and thick lacing down the side. head doesn’t last long with a small head left on top.
Taste: Hoppy, hops Hoptown. finishes well with a slightly hoppy aftertaste.
Palate: medium bodied with good carbonation even though there is no visible trailing in the glass. as said before finishes with a bitter taste.
Overall: Had looked at this several times in the market and passed it by thinking its another imperial IPA with too much hops and not enough body, but this proved to be a good subtle drink with a touch to much bitterness and a good body. will def. try more caldera brews sooner
jtclockwork (8025) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of abrasive resin, caramel, sap, tree bark, pine and hints of rubbing alcohol. Overly abrasive bitter finish. Medium body.
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Meh, plenty hoppy but not well balanced. sort of harsh actually. hops are just too far forward, especially for a regular ipa at 6.8.
maxwelldeux (3501) - Everett, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a small head. Nice hoppiness to the nose with a strong bitterness to the flavor that shows off the hops in the brew. A little harsher on the palate than I would like, but still a fine IPA.