riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of tropicAl fruity hops toast roast soft caramel and dank. Pours dark amber nice creamy tan head. Flavors of roasted malts some caramel underneath tropical fruity hops that become slightly onion in the finish. Danky resinous chewy finish. Drinks easily smooth.
bhensonb (11979) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper/amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is citrus/pine over roast caramel. Med body or better. Flavor is fruity/citrus with some mild earthiness. Pine/resin? Maybe. This is odd ale. It seems hoppy, but there’s something suggesting treacle. It’s flavorful, but in an uncommon way. I can imagine garlic. If the brewery can reproduce this, I think they have a winner.