BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Trying it for the first time in about 18 months, Iím reminded how much of a barn burner this thing is! Iíve tried a few other 10% ales recently, none give off the vapors that this thing puts forth.
I didnít remember the wonderful clean lemoney white grapey nose from before-- all I remembered were the lemons (this stuff is so acidic I take antacids with it. . . but who cares itís totally worth it).
Pretty tame carbonation and a less sticky mouth feel than you might expect-- the lemons really give it a clean, tart sweetness.
Drinking it on a cold december night reminds it tasted pretty good on a very hot day as well.
Definitely worth keeping a few around for a special occasion-- I cellared one more from this batch, and will be really interested to see what a few years in the cellar does for something with this much fruit and gravity.
maekchu (2556) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Highway). Yeasty nose, with caramel and shortbread. Hazy light copper color. Breay initial, with caramel. Lemon comes through heavily in mid palate. Then the caramel reemerges. Big stuff all around. Very refreshing, though, for a big scale brew (100 of everything).
aumentm (325) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hell hound jumps out of the bottle like a rocket. Strong IBUs make for a seriously hoppy beer that is a great tribute to the former musician.
Enwiebe (192) - - FEB 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/16/15. Bomber from the brewery. Pours burnt orange with a nice sticky head. Minimal lacing. Huge citrusy hop nose. Citrus in the mouth but no hint of sour. High ABV balances the hops but still taste the strong hop backbone. Goes down with just a slight bite.
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GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in store. Reddish/orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is lemon. Taste is lemon and a nice malty base. Lemon in the finish. Nicely balanced beer between lemon and hops. Alc. well hidden.
stevoj (2660) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops and citrus, definitely lemon, mostly citrus hops, completely masking the malts. Slick body, small tight head, slightly sticky. But still damn good....
UncleKorm (1012) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ large creamy beige head and thick lacing. Moderate sweet honey and citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of moderate duration. Tastes are malt, orange, lemon, honey and crackers with a piney hop in the finish. Full bodied.
rosenbergh (8014) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. (Whole Foods) Washington, DC.
Slightly cloudy golden colour with a small off-white head.
Fresh fruity, fruit tea and pine hops, lemon, citric notes, moderate bitterness, sweetness, malt and some alcohol in the aroma. Yummy!
The flavour is dry hops, birch and pine hops, lemon, quite strong bitterness, sweetish maltiness and mild yeasty notes.
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olio (7248) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Thanks rosenbergh.
Pours orange color with a small head. Very nice hoppy notes on the nose, mild lemon, some pine and resinous notes too, a bit sweet. Bitter malty palate, lots and lots of lemon, resin and some sweet orange. Alcohol is very well hidden. Extremely well balanced and the lemon nuances here work very well, hop profile is top notch. Excellent.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, floral, pine, and bread. Taste is broiled grapefruit, honey lemon candy, floral, herbal, bread, lemon peel, and medium bitterness. Medium-full body, nice carbonation. Bitterness and alcohol well hidden.
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge hop nose. Lovely. Deep gold color. Malty front with fruity flavors like pear. Candylike sweetness. Tingly end. Nice.