AndyW68 (814) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy light brownish gold with ample head. Aroma is fruity malt. Sweet, fruity, malty with a little caramel. Decent beer. Bitter hops are missing. Would not guess it was an IPA.
maxwelldeux (3091) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is hoppy and with some resin tones to it, but smells old, like it’s been sitting on the shelf for a long time. Taste is bitter and hoppy, but also a tad skunky, like the hops are old and have turned. Not really a good IPA.
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Fred Meyer’s. Hazy amber with off-white creamy head. Piney, grapefruit hops aroma. taste is sharp and finishes fast and bone dry. Seemed nice on pour, but finish kind of ruins it.
bb (6719) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light earth and light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine linger with light caramel.
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber/gold with white foam. Smells sweet with hints of pine sap and lemon. Tastes watery, sweet, piney with hints of lemon and wheat.
PushermanK6 (4) - Medford, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2012 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. decent maltier ipa. Not overly hoppy for my IPA preference. Rather sweet and malty. Some lingering bitter. Not bad, but better IPAs out there.
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is fruity/floral/earthy hops, sweet caramel malts. The flavor is sweet caramel malts, toasted malt, citrus/floral/spicy hops. A malt forward IPA.
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my secret santa. Not bad. Great aroma pine and sweet malt. Aroma is much better that the taste though. I would drink it again, but I wouldn’t seek it out.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In a bottle from Fred Meyer. Pours a dark golden color with some small floaties and a nice white head. Smell is pleasantly hoppy, but the taste doesn’t live up to the smell. A slightly bitter (non-hoppy) aftertaste and this beer is just average.
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yes, I too was lured into buying this bomber at the amazing price of under $3 from my local Fred Meyer. Am I disappointed? not really. You get what you pay for and this is an optimum example of that logic. Pours a deep golden, copper highlights, with plenty of fluffy white head. So yes, it passes the eye test. Aroma is primarily of old dried orange peel, light but dusty caramel malt and spring flowers.Tastes pretty straightforward and very simple, some light malty notes followed by light caramel sweetness, a smooth bitterness tries to round out the finish. Am left with a somewhat wet/watery sensation in the mouth. There are many much better IPAs out there that only cost $.50-1.00 more per bomber.