TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
CS has become for affordable go to beer as of late. Needed to tick off this one from their year round selections. Bomber poured a very hazy muddy copper color with a head that foamed down fast. The aroma was at first grapefruit and some jasmine but some molasses after that when i smelled deep. Maybe some paper machete to. I will say the taste is pretty balanced, Very tea like with bitter right through and some flower. Slightly astringent though and taste is light compared to the flavor. I would buy this again.
HonusWagner (1695) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shows signs that there are some good things to be had, although freshness was questionable. Decently flavorful with citrus, grapefruit in particular, and bitterness up against a sweet caramel malt body. Wouldn’t mind trying again when guaranteed fresh.
smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Maltzilla’s tasting. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of caramel with some citrus and pine. Moderately sweet flavor with some grapefruit and oranges. Medium body with average carbonation.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color. The head on this beer was awesome. Lasting cream colored and sticky. The head itself tasted creamy and of hops. The Aroma was very strong pine and citrus. The taste starts out mildly sweet then hits you with the hops. Very bitter finish. Taste, like the aroma, of pine and citrus. heavy bitterness and medium bodies. This is alittle unbalanced for me, VERY bitter. After your palate gets used to the bitterness it’s pretty good.
Also, it seems to mellow a bit when it warms.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours with a medium sized, creamy, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Body is a murky brown to bronze hue. Clarity is pretty poor. Aroma is first and foremost hops, featuring notes of pine, citrus, orange, light mango, and tropical fruits. Lightly sweet, caramel malt presence that goes towards toffee and brown sugar at certain moments. Lightly grainy and bready. Floral, tangerine. Medium esters. Flavors are dry, bitter, lightly astringent up front. Medium malt sweetness on the mid palate, finishing with a fruity (tropical, citrus, tangerine) hop presence accompanied by an assertive bitterness, and a bit husky and chalky as well. Aftertaste is a bit of a bready grain character with a bit of fruit (esters and hops). Medium to long duration. Bitter balance. Lightly roasty, which is a touch off-putting. A bit of a grassy, vegital hop presence is also noticeable. Medium to lively carbonation, a touch creamy. A bit astringent. Medium alcohol presence. A decent beer overall but some harsh astringencies (married to the slight roast flavor) are a bit off-putting for me. Nice hop bill though.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22 oz. bottle) Pours dark brownish-amber with a finger or so of tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Nice, light slightly weepy rings of lacing that are well-retained. Flavor of citrus and pine with light sweat over caramel. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Gets alot better as it warms with a nice caramel-chocolate malt presence. Decent.
Kinz (3470) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium towards dark amber brown, OK head. Aroma is slight caramel and a fist of coarse piney hops. Flavor is a match - a tiny bit of grapefruit intercedes, but this is surprisingly piney, to the point I would have called Columbus. Wait a second, I just read the label, unlike the description above, they did use Columbus! Totally unjustified feeling of perceptive superiority washes over me. Nice beer - like it more than I usually like pine bombs.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, berry, grapefruit/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, light berry. Soft medium body, some resin.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Goodbar Beer Club. Hazy brown, white head. Nose is tropical & big caramel malt sweetness, some burnt notes. Flavor is caramel, berries, orange. Too much bitterness here along with ashy & astringent notes.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Villains. Pours a deep reddish amber with an offwhite head. Nose is full and fruity. Tropical fruits and a caramel dominate. Kind ofa candy type sweetness. Pretty pleasant nose, really. On taste, it is mildly sweet, but it is also a good level of hopping. Bitterness keeps it from cloying. Full flavored and medium full body. Lots of Tropical hop flavors. Pretty solid, actually.