Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at IBGWF 12. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour and earthy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. This beer met my expectations.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour lemon malt and light citrus peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow color with small head. Mildly sweet-tart lemon malt and lightly bitter orange peel flavor. Not a bad beer - just not a typical IPA.
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, 6.3% abv. Upon crown removal, the entire room is filled with natural grapefruit and the candyish Easter sweetness that PNW hops occasionally give off. Raw, leafy hop odor, as if just added to the boil or heavily dry-hopped, with some resin and quite juicy. Yellow pour edging toward golden with a rocky eggshell head. Taste is medially bitter with medium sweetness, a little hollow in the lightish medium body, but smooth and with the green hoppiness (this is pretty fresh!). Planty light astringency in the aftertaste. Could use a little more definition, and I’m all for sacrificing some of the dry hopping for more bitterness. Still, very drinkable, and reminds me of TC’s homebrewed IPAs (and that’s not a bad thing).
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at esbls. Golden with a hint of copper. A caramel and tangerine nose. Those are tasted with a little cinnamon. Moderate bitterness. Decent.
DrSilverworm (4017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Mostly clear orange yellow color. Thin off-white head. Nice spreads of lace. Kind of a caramel malty, lightly soapy hop flavor. Lightly citrusy. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation, lightly sticky finish. OK IPA. Not doing particularly much for me, and doesn’t taste as fresh as it could be (not date code found though)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Big Red, College Mall, Bloomington. Sweet local reference of course, and also reminds me of a 1990s ultimate team that floated around and did some damage. So far so good for this new brewery, which I think I enjoyed just a touch more than Mike did. Nice bright orange pour, with a thick creamy head and a buoyant citrus and creamsicle aroma. Settles into something nicely grassy, which carries over into the taste along with some modest malt underpinnings. But the flavors do become a bit astringent too quickly, almost like overly steeped tea in places, and it interferes with what could have been a nicely balanced, citric brew. Still decent, and I imagine future batches will show a marked improvement. Go Cutters!
b3shine (3513) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent golden orange with thin white lacing. Smells of mild hops with a lighter pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, with some nice pine notes. Solid on the palate. A decent IPA.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color out of the tap with a fluffy white head. Hop resin nose with some chalky notes. This beer has lots of grapefruit rind bitterness, doughy bread and yeast flavors. There is a long, dry hop pellet finish. OK IPA.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a solid IPA. It wasn’t too harsh nor too dull. I would have no problems drinking a whole bomber by myself. A solid local option for those in southern Indiana, this is the sort of beer that is made by people who care about more than the bottom line.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated body isn’t that remarkable. Bubbling up from the base with grass and lemon hints it teases the senses. The crisp hops and bright and bitter.
Flavor / Palate - Lemons, oranges, and flat Sprite take a while to settle on the back of the throat. The remaining flavors linger with a light bitterness. The finish is like mouthfeels of dead grass left out in the sun. Overall this is a nice beer but doesn’t quite have the same punch as the truly great IPAs. Even so I would give it a second chance.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange/ amber with a short white head.
Scent is orange malt...
Taste is surprisingly sweet/tart...
Very litttle bittering.
Very tasty, just lacking an "IPA-ness".