Strykzone (5206) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. It poured hazed honey gold with a soapy beige head that leaves sticky lacing. An aroma of pine and floral hops. That along with caramel were major themes. Complex fruit, too. The fruit kind of baffled me. It was not really passion fruit and not citrus at all. Caramel matched the hops note for note and might have come out ahead. This was not a typical west coast IPA in that it had so little citrus.
Tmoney99 (11355) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by beerpig317. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, floral and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.
DrSilverworm (7678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by beerpig317. Clear yellow orange color. Lots of fine particles in the body. Thin off-white head, good spread of lace. Medium to bigger body, Smooth, lighter carbonation, more dry overall. Nice piney, resiny hoppy flavor. Good bit of floral, too. Zesty bitter taste. Nice, tasty, smooth, drinkable IPA
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy orange citrusy aroma. Pours orange with a fluffy head. Taste isnt super bitter and a bit sweet. Very enjoyable beer. Bit of a weird finish though
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle and rated on 2-07-2013. This beer has a small white head that was mostly lasting, spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, very fizzy and lively carbonation, and a yellow-golden hue. The aroma is malty, floral, citrus, grapefruit and mildly earthy. The taste is mildly earthy, lightly bitter malty, caramel, floral, grapefruit, citrus hops, and has a very dry finish. The palate is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied IPA. All-in-all, this is a quaffable IPA, but not very hoppy for an IPA and what hops there were, they tasted rather weak.
Ratman197 (10438) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, earthiness and woody hops. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lightly bitter earthy finish.
yewberry (5) - USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Solid, piney IPA with a nice malty middle. Slight breadiness mentioned by others doesnít detract. Itís murky. I donít care.
Wow. People really hate the East Side, huh?
penstemon (180) - Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours warm gold with a white head. Aroma is floral, light fruit/citrus, leafy hops, and caramel. Taste is floral, toast, peppery, yeast. Light bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Pretty nicely balanced, Iíd like it to be a little more assertive with the hop profile but good overall.
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Hazy orange amber color with creamy head. And easy IPA with good bitterness level but showing some age, the hop having lost some fresh power. Itís soft and it almost had some vanilla character.
Pleasant but easy.
thetmaxx (764) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
drank from the bomber. Aroma is dank. Flavor is similar. Some citrus hops. Overall good, but nothing special