oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a light tan head. Aroma is very hoppy. Has flavors of malt, hops, citrus, and fruit.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Citrus hop aroma with sweet malt. Very dtrong hop aroma. Sweet malt and citrus flavor, but not enough to match the aroma. Lighter bodied than expected. Low bitterness, but some hop flavor.
mnurda (959) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I wish I could rate beers like some of uou folks, but it does not come easily to me. This beer is unreal if you like hopped-up ales. Thanks to Piscator for sharing the sample with me.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This American Pale Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney and floral hops, caramel malts and sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. Malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Lots of piney and floral hosp with a lot of earthy undertones. Interesting to note that for all the hop flavor there is not a lot of hop bitterness. Smooth taste. Another nice solid beer from the Bond Street Series. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
AleDrinker (1090) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden/copper with medium lasting head and a strong, fresh, floral, hoppy aroma. Plenty of hops in this sucker, just the way I like. Flavor uniquely hoppy, I would say citrusy and sweet. You can feel the bitterness on your tongue, but the hops taste sweet. Interesting sensation that I really appreciate. Nice light body leaves this beer refreshingly smooth. I would probably call this an IPA, but whatever it is- itís damn good!
piscator34 (1799) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Very hoppy aroma, but not in the expected c-hop APA kind of way. Thereís some citrus quality to the aroma, but there are other fruits in there too (apple-pear maybe?), along with some gentle herbal notes. The flavors are of mild fruit (orange, tangerine, peach, MacIntosh apple), medium caramel malt, and the smallest touch of pine resin. Low to medium bitterness, which again, is unlike most of the beers of this style that Iíve tried. A welcome change of pace. Very well made and very complex. Big thanks to mnurda for the sample.
Ratman197 (7622) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber poured a clear copper with a small, short lived amber head. Aromas of grapefruit, carmel, pine and some earthiness. Palate was light bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, and carmel with a lingering, pleasently bitter finish. This is a very drinkable beer!
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orangey-amber colour. The aroma is woody, orangey (mandarins) with a minty, almost bubblegummy sweetness. Those orangey hop notes continue in the palate. Fresh, maybe a bit green, with hints of pine. Malt balance is soft, slightly juicy and very even. Clean, hoppy finish. Fairly full body for the style. Civilized APA, very refined, elegant.
IndianaRed (1798) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear light mahogany with very little head and only spotty lacing. Very nice aroma of sweet malts and citrusy hops and fruits like apples, mangos, pears etc. Flavor is a bit of wet cardboard and lightly hopped. Basic straight forawar flavors and a nice full feel Very litel lingering bitterness. Nice
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh hop pine in the nose and flavor which is accompanied by mild light malts. Somewhat watery mouth feel.