Ratman197 (8861) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bombe poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, earthiness, lemon zest, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, grapefruit and light lemon zest with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering eartrhy finish.
IndianaRed (2160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Brewforia Bdeer Market, Eagle, ID 22oz bottle pours a clear medium golden color with coarse off-white head. Light hoppy aroma, and a bit pilsnerish. Decently bitter but not much fresh hop flavor. Light bodied and quick finish. A little soapy and decidedly lacking in the fresh hop character I was hopping for. A bitter pilsner.
uhclem (354) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour looks like it came from a mega brewery, but with better lacing. Nose was oranges, grass and floral. Taste was subtle - malt and citrus. Nice light fizzy mouthfeel with a balanced finish. I like the way they handle the hops and the alcohol.
nsquishee (566) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, smooth, and sweet. Doesn’t smell or look like anything super special, but it does provide a nice, sweet, malty, and fresh tasting ipa. Deschutes IPA + pale ale+ honey+ fresh hops. Very nice seasonal.
brokensail (9850) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden straw color with a white head. Nose is nice and floral with a hint of melon. Some sweet bread and biscuit malt, a hint of grass, and lots of perfume. Sweet bread and biscuit malt on the palate. Very light bitterness, a solid floral hop notes, and some hints of grass. A little bit of fruit, mild melon, and a bit of spice.
trevor211 (1297) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite light in color, smallish head. Hop-infused vegetal citrus on the nose. Flavor makes me wonder why this is rated so low. Delicate, but with a slightly dusty vegetal note like a saison, and the hops definitely get a chance to shine. Not bad at all.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing special, not too hoppy, a little flat, but still an awesome design on the bottle cover
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light dank, citrus, grain, hay, biscuit malts on the nose. Fairly unimpressive really. Pours golden, nice head and lace. Flavors of biscuit, hay, a little leafy dank, some citrus, a little floral notes linger. Not really standout by any means, but nothing wrong either. Expected more i guess.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a clear golden appearance with an off white head. Pale grainy straw aroma with some light hay and herbal hops. Fairly crisp, fairly dry, lemon citrusy, herbal, a bit earthy, pretty potent, bitter hoppy flavor. Kind of boring and not my kind of brew.
Aubrey (3413) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer, but I’m not so fond of it as a fresh hop beer. For one, malts were too forward, with big, overpowering flavors of bread dough, white cake and biscuits. Hops were super floral, bright and snappy, but they didn’t have that fresh-hop rawness to them, plus the bitterness level was way too mild. This beer also tasted like it was fermented with Belgian yeast.