madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Release 36, bottled on 10/31/12--Pours slightly cloudy amber with a foamy off-white head. Nose is a bit of nail polish, grassy/herbal/onion hops, and a dry, bready malt backbone. Taste starts off with the hops, herbal and grassy, then transitions into a big bready malt base. Finishes with herbal/garlic hops and big waves of breadiness. Pretty thick and creamy in the mouth. This is a fairly fresh bottle, but man I don’t get the appeal of it. Too sweet, too sharp, and too malty. Bleh.
Beerman6686 (5081) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a dark amber to red color with a beige head. Aroma was of light piney hops, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor was moderately bitter, some nuttyness and caramel notes, but not much hop flavor too. Meh.
spacecube (1185) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown pour, medium carbonation, big aroma, caramel malts, floral hops, citrus hops, orange peel, quite sweet, nicely balanced and moderate bitter finish. This was release 30, I enjoyed this a lot
BelgianBeerGal (3321) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release #35 bottle from the brewery. 6.3% alc/vol. This is a beautifully made APA. Big and bold, but also well balanced. Not overpowering at all. Very well done.
pushkinwow (2195) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Douglass88 - release 34, 6.7%. Hazy copperish amber with a nice creamy biege head that has great staying power. Lots of semi sweet malt and grains, bit of caramel, uninspiring. Moderate carbonation and mild body, little bit sweet at first then becomes more bitter, bit of resin on the finish.
tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, ølkonsortiet. Pours clear dark redish amber with a good liggt tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is malty a bit caramel toasted bready grassy fruity. Flavor is slightly acidy bready fruity citric well bitter metallic malty piny and dry. Finishes bitter dry and with grapefruit tones.
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - clear reddish-amber beer with a moderate foam left; fairly grassy aroma with notes of caramel in the background; a good malt backbone, a bit sticky and fairly tasty; some sweetness; a late well-present bitterness; light residual sweetness; long lasting bitter hoppy finish with more dominant grassy tones and hints of red fruits marmalade - very good
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy copper red to brown with a creamy, sand coloured head. The aroma holds floral/orange-like hops and robust cookie-like malt up front with undertones of candy like fruitiness, grainy bread, back tea, fudgy/doughy caramel and dried herbs. The flavor is light to medium sweet , near medium bitter and robust/medium deep malt and floral/friendly hops. The mouthfeel is round, creamy and soft with a near medium carbonation. Orange, light resinous wood and deep toasted malt. Medium bodied.
_angst_ (3278) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours hazy goldenish amber with a frothy brownish golden head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of thick lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity, malty and hoppy with sweet bread, pine, resinous wood, orange peal, grapefruit juice, marmalade, alcohol, caramel, pineapple, apricots and mango. Taste is sweet and bitter with sweet dark bread, grapefruit rinds, orange peal, freshly cut grass, pine, resinous wood, lemon peal, peaches, pineapple, marmalade, alcohol, caramel and fired apricots. Mouthfeel is soft, round and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with bread, grapefruit juice, orange peal, grass, pine, lemon peal and hints of caramel. Not the pale ale I’d prefer but still pretty tasty.
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Amber orange, hazy, big frothy white head, nice lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, lemon and orange hops, fresh citrus
Taste - citrus hops, orange / lemon hop flavour, nice soft caramel malts, touch of toffee, good malt hop balance
Palate - medium carb, oily texture. Finish as main flavour, slightly dry, nice zesty hop finish
Overall - Great pale ale