Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed it together via facebook chat. I rolled my bottle to loosen the sediment and it poured hazy golden brown with a golden tinted head. The aroma was passion fruit and caramel and was not huge. When tasted the fruit was a little thin and some grapefruit was tasted underneath. Passion fruit was more prominent. Malts were noticed but were light. Mid glass some fruit roll ups were tasted and later the finish was akin to a bitter. The final sips included the foam and were creamy. This was a nice pale ale and was unique in its hop profile.
mp_lane (41) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber, short head. Aroma is light citrus hop and a little malt. Taste has a good body, a little off flavor in the bitterness. Very drinkable otherwise.
Enwiebe (128) - - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
8/15/14. Can. Pours a dark copper nice a nice frothy head. Nice citrusy nose. Finish, unfortunately, is quite bitter.
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jdb288 (517) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Part of an IPA/APA tasting, full pour. Yellow/orange with tall creamy head. Smells of gym socks (not kidding), some cookie/dough notes, hay, faint pineapple. Taste is sweeter than expected with lots of malt overtaking any hop qualities I was looking for. Not my favorite.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Somewhat of a nutty malty Pale Ale, low on hops, a touch of biscuit.   Seems a little musty or dirty.   Not too bright.   Moderate sweetness.   Backside gets more nutty and biscuity.   Seems like a minor Pale with a little Brown and Amber.   Tiz okay, but not quite the Pale Ale in my book.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Good aroma of citrus and a hint of pine. Medium/light mouthfeel, with a fairly bitter finish. The malty backbone is fairly robust and a bit earthy/dusty.
BucannonXC5 (835) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Whole Foods in Boise, Idaho
Price: $8.99 for a mix and match variety 6-pack
Purchased: Dec. 19, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2013
Poured a caramel honey murky color with two fingers of khaki white head. Sporadic uneven spots of lacing along the sides. Good retention.
Smelled wet Cascade hops, Irish Spring soap, floral hops, pine, lime and some buttery caramel malts.
Tasted slightly different than the nose. Got buttery malts, lime grass, honey, grass hops, soap and caramel.
Light body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Buttery abrupt finish.
Didn’t really like this one at all. Would not have it again on purpose.
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.
pinkzambia (1474) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Semi-cloudy copper color with a small off-white head and sticky lacing. It has a grassy, leathery aroma. Malty hop balanced taste with a mild hop finish. Not bad.
stevoj (2152) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of citrus/oranges at the pop of the flip top (can). Pours amber with thin head and sticky lacing. Taste is hops, malt, citrus, dry palate, lingering finish. Highly drinkable and enjoyable.
IndianaRed (2419) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Boise brewhouse. The same hazy orange/amber as its big brother, "Devil’s Pick" Small corase light tan head that had to be coaxed a bit from the tap. (cheaters!). Faint malty aroma lacking any big fresh hop notes. Some wet brown paper bag and grassiness. Flavor is mildy hop flavored and a balanced malt backbone. Nothing off-putting but basic and steady. I’d like to see something a little more risky in a small brewhouse that is doing well otherwise in its market, but a pale ale is a pale ale mostly.
And this is one.