Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper color with an off white two finger head. The aroma started off very citrusy. Big orange and some nice grapefruit that rolls into more grapefruit and soft lemon with mild pine and some nice malty sweetness. A bit of dankness to this one. Mild carbonation that opens up with a bit more pine and some soft grapefruit. Rolls nicely into some caramel sweetness with some herbal notes and then back to a nice mild pine citrus finish. A delectable 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!
Jkripp (141) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hop Trip of floral in aroma; has a light amber color; less bitter than other pale ales, tastes more floral as well. My favorite part is the hoppy aftertaste giving this beer the high rating it deserves.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stub and Herb’s (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Citrus, pine, and grassy.
Appearance: Clear golden color with a small white head.
Taste: Medium bitterness. Very lightly sweet.
Palate: Light bodied, thin, average carbonation.
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.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy dark orange pour with long-lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly floral and citrus hops with some bready maltiness present as well. Taste is citrus hops with some fruitiness and bready malts. Mouthfeel is just a tad oily throughout. Overall, a fairly tasty and easy-drinking APA.
Ontape (130) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma gives you malt sweetness plus a nice blast of the piney citrus you want from a fresh hop. Taste is a bit on the sweet side but showcases the hops quite well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a long finish. Very good for a 5.4% shelfie, at $10 a sixer I am quite pleased with this.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle scored in Haines, AK. Nice lacing and head retention. Hazy amber color. Very fresh tasting indeed. I think Mirror pond is the base recipe for this one. Nice lacing and decent head retention. biscuity british base malt flavors (Maris otter?) generous caramel/dextrin flavors, but not too cloying. Surprisingly, not much hop aroma at all. Nice spicy, mild, soft hop flavors. Similar hop falvors to Hallertau MF or Mt. Hood. Extremely drinkable, very enjoyable.
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, amberish orange color with a finger of an off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Nice carbonation. Smells of resinous, dank, and grassy fresh hops. Get some herbal characteristics, along with pine, sugary grapefruit, tiny bit of tangerine, and plenty of floral. A very nice, clean carmel malt is detected as well. Taste immediately starts with a resinous, grassy hop flavor, but is quickly balanced out by a sugary grapefruit flavor. The middle continues the sweetness, this time bringing a carmel sweetness. This is balanced with more resinous, herbal hop qualities, along with some grapefruit and tangerine. The finish is really good and makes this beer. Get more resinous qualities, but are more of the bitter variety. This bitterness is tame, however, and is accompanied with more intense notes of grapefruit, grass, and tropical fruits. It seems to start off with more fresh hop qualities and finishes with more juicy, fruity hop qualities. All the while balanced with a sweet, clean, and bready malt backbone. Very clean, crisp, and surprisingly full mouthfeel for a pale ale. Although it has a fuller body, it still drinks likes a session ale and leaves you wanting more. A very well-crafted fresh hop pale ale. I wish the hop harvest was year round because this is awesome.
Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pleasing golden brown with a nice foamy white head. Nose is of hops, fruits (perhaps ripe plum?), and just a hint of floral. Tastes much the same with a nice yeasty aftertaste. Very refreshing, probably my favorite in the last month.