fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy blond color with creamy head. Delicate aroma of cereals, chamomile, grass, yellow polenta. Lean and dry mouthfeel; the flavor has some hay and cereals accent; strong bitterness; soft hop resins, but lacking a bit in the fruity side; balanced and long final.
Good beer, but a bit disappointing compared to expectations.
bhensonb (10765) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Davis Co-Op (CA). Pours translucent gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus zest, almost, with earthiness. Full bodied til the carb leaves. Itís very hoppy. Very zesty. Orange. So strong that burnt rubber comes to mind. Why? Donít know. Itís not all that bitter compared to the hugest NW IPAs, but it does not lack flavor and bitterness. I cannot recall a fresh hop beer that is so striking as this. It just bowls me over. Brilliant effing ale.
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ home. golden pour with a nice white head. aroma is fresh orange, floral hops, melon, and a light herbal note. sweet dough and biscuit as well. flavor is sweet up front with orange, dough, and biscuit. a bit of floral and grassy hops, melon, and a touch of peach. mild bitterness.
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest, grassiness, light orange zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of orange zest with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Fort Collins. Pours a hazy golden yellow appearance with a creamy white head. A bit chalky, grapefruity, somewhat dank, weedy, marijuana, slight lemon juicy, light tropical fruity aroma. Tangy melon, grapefruit juicy, leafy/herbal, somewhat chalky, a bit spicy hoppy flavor that finishes dry and a bit powdery. Iím not overly crazy about this but it is pretty clean and easy to drink.
3fourths (7879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Strong lemon, cheese rind, peach and apricot, fruit skin, lemongrass, a bit of tropical gum, some melon, sweet squash turning to green, leafy vegetables, I guess thatís what you get when wet-hopping. Strong bitterness, medium body, a bit pasty and chalky in the finish but the bitterness overwhelms that yeast roughness. I liked the release last year and Deschutes does some of these IPAs well... this one is well made and expressive and represents Amarillo I guess, itís just not one of my favorite hops.
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Caponeís. Pours turbid dark straw with off-white head. Nose is fresh wet hops, pale malt, black pepper, citrus. Tastes hoppy, black peppery,with hopcitrus. mild fruit, and some finishing white peppery spice notes. Fresh and delicious.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Whole Foods Redwood City drank at Mattís, CA, 27/10/13. Lager yellow with a slim white top. Sniffs of a US wheat; mild citrus, barley squash and herb. Flavour mellow parsley-like citrus; watery black pepper hints, dried flowers. Thin condition. Ultimately a bit underwhelming and wheat beer-like.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours with a clear gold body that supports a tight near white head of foam. The aroma offers up soft pear like cotton candy, a bit of mango lime and earthy dank hops as well as a spicy woody type note. The taste begins with sweet malts and mild apricot fruitiness. It then quickly rolls into more and more bitter hop lime and mango and a little bit of dank garlic like earthy hops. Between those notes it gets a bit resiny with hops from time to time. Pretty nice.
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy orange pour with thin but lacing white head, aroma brought soft biscuit, cracker, some orange peel, orange marmalade, hints of grapefruit and lemon peel as well, slight spice in there as well. Taste is a mix of sweet orange, grapefruit, some lemony notes into a hint of grass, more sweet cracker, slight biscuity notes, nice hints of spice, finishing slightly bitter, some more lemon. Tasty but very light, more like a slightly hopped pale ale.