KajII (705) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing finally to a large cap which produced some rally good streaks of lacing.
The aroma was mild of a bread malt, spruce and citrus hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was light and satisfyingly bitter with a malty caramel sweetness early on and then gradually became a tad hoppier with a good bitter citrus finish. The flavor hung on for a good long while after the swallow with a pronounced bitter citrusy taste and a hint of spice left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice creamy dry texture and a prickly carbonation.
Overall a fantastic brew with superb balance of flavor, giving this beer an awesome drinkability...
swoopjones (4213) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. orange pour with a large fluffy white head. orange citrus notes, caramel maltiness. good bitterness, nice APA
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. amber with big head. soapy hops and funky spice. slighly fruity, but a mess. not much to like here.
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, light grapefruit, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some straw, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spruce, resin, and pine hops with straw and cracker malt and apple, pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
RABinVA (681) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.99 bottle from Total Wine. Pours gold with a big, fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly citrusy but very bready for a pale ale. And this carries over to the taste. A slight bit of citrus but very malty, white bready. Not great...but a cheap bomber.
TimE (2584) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
light amber golden color. Earthy wood, slightly vegetal. Med body, med full bodied, excellent balance. Very rounded focused on malt backbone. Smooth. Light bitter finish. Excellent.
hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Stykzone on FB Chat. e. Pours gold color with a moderate sized foamy white head and good lacing. Nose is citrus. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malt with a citric hop in abundance Very long dry citrus and bitter finish Darn nice..
robforbes (1888) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a semi-clear amber with a small foamy white head, and great lacing.
smell is floral, caramel, citrus, grass, malt in the back, and grain.
taste is a little watery, pineapple, caramel, malt, grass, some hops, and citrus. ends a little bitter.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed this together via facebook chat. I rolled my bottle and poured a hazy golden beer. A huge off white head resulted after all 3 pours into the glass. This beer was all about softness which seems to be at odds over who it was intended to honor. I smelled soft fruit that was complex. Yeast, too. That was also evident in the flavor. Malts were soft and took a back seat to the hops. This was generally sweet and bitterness was low making for an easy drinking beer. Not bad at all but nothing exciting.
maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with a very thick and long-lasting head. Little bit of hops to the nose, but the head prevents much else. I like the flavor - some hops that are balanced out, but there’s not too much to this beer.