bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and toasted bread. Flavor of malt, caramel, and fresh hops.
boFNjackson (4001) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... poured a hazy amber color with a thick white head that formed quickly and lasted a bit. I like this beer a lot, very crisp, refreshing hop flavor and slight malts, without the earthy bite that IPAs may have. (not to say I donít like that), but itís a nice mix up from IPAs. This finished very clean with a nice sweet aftertaste, which allowed me to be eager for more.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Iím excited to finally rate this, though Ive had it several times already. This has a delightful, clean and lightly biscuity malt aroma with loads of resinous, piney hops; slightly doughy malt beginning followed up by a citric and piney hoppiness and subsequent touch of medicinal and fruity finish in the end. Moderatly bodied with a rounded palate. Hop flavors donít quite follow the aroma, but this is really good for a simple pale ale.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - recommended by three separate dudes in the liquor store - so i was expecting this to be decent. Pours a lovely amber with slight haze. Great lacing all the way down. This beer has a stonking fresh hop aroma - Piney, with touches of sweat and smoke, and some yeasty marmite notes. Flavour is initially sweet with a great lasting hoppy tang which lingers. medium mouthfeel. Good shit Deschutes - the guys in the liquor store were right!
jsquire (3296) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to kenb for this bottle. Golden amber color with a thin off-white head and a fresh orange peel nose. Solid malty base with an almost cinnamon spice to it. Hops impart orange peel and pine. The finish trails off with a light sweetness and candied orange peel. I really enjoyed this beer.
thedm (4866) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottled brew from Jeff Squire at a rating party poured a small sized head of foam with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent orange colored body with I swear a pink hue and had a fair lacing. The aroma contained notes of cascade hops. The mouth feel was smooth at the start and mediumly tingly at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of mild malt mild hops and was semi-floral. A decent one that I would certainly drink again.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this "wet hopped" this evening at RFD in Washington, DC. I spent the evening after I left dreaming of having more. What a delicious beer. Extemely pleasant sweetness. Basically as descirbed in other ratings. An orange clear amber with a thin slowly disappating head (much of the head stuck to the side of the glass!). One of the best highly hopepd beers Iíve had (not, I said this was "wet hopped", so this is slightly different than your typical tap pour). The sweetness covered most bitterness, not particularly candied. Very thin mouthfeel, almost watery, but still it paired well with itís flavor. (On Tap 12/04/2006)
patrick767 (3332) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at the Fort Wayne tasting - This beer has a nice, hoppy aroma with a hint of pine. The hops certainly dominates the flavor, which is pretty well balanced. The mouthfeel was a little watery and more bubbly than I expected. It finishes moderately bitter. Good beer, though could be better.
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice dry-hopped brew, very floral but nothing overly exciting. Great aroma and a nice coppery color. An above average hoppy pale.
pinkzambia (1388) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cloudy copper with off-white head. The aroma is flowery and the taste is as well. The taste is definitely fresh hops which has a green grass quality to it along with butter, light juniper and hints of spray paint in the aftertaste. It seemed to be equally as hoppy as Mirror Pond (maybe a tad bit more). Overall, a very enjoyable brewsky.