peteinSD (957) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Frothy white head with resinous lacing over caramel/copper beer. Aroma is pungent, clean pine, medium-bitter and delicate floral hops, citrus, and a light breaded malty backdrop. Taste is the bitter hops up front, clean pine and citrus, and slight alcohol before the malt which goes a touch sweet as the beer warms. No loose ends on this one - very tightly structured and well done beer. The brewery must have redone the recipe on this beer as this glass is much improved over other glasses Iíve had directly from the brewery.
AWISLguy (665) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from IL (where Firestone is allowed to be) courtesy of my bro - thanks ck1! Pours a pale orange with a lot of fine champagne-style bubbles. Great lacing. Aroma is fresh fruit, lots of pine, grass - great hoppy aroma. Taste is pure hop juice; fruit, pine, sweetness. Nice bitterness back. Some malt, but more hops, hops and hops. Alcohol well hidden. As it warms it becomes more syrupy and bitter. Somewhat thin. Extremely quaffable. Terrific!
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium golden amber with an eggshell colored, finger thick head. Lots of sweet caramel malt in the nose and flavor, with more sweetness from the hop profile in the tangerine and orange influence. A bit of bitterness comes through in the late palate to finish.
BrewBoxer (1229) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at pacific standard. Pours a copper brown color with no head. Smells of pine, grass and pot. Taste is sweet,syrupy with a stickly hoppiness. The taste is the same but the abv is not present making it quite drinkable. Has a flowery aftertaste. Im enjoying this very much
Dixonian (1470) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks to bman1113vr.
Light orange color with some nice white head. Tropical fruit and pine hop aromas - pine is definitely the star of the show here. Pinepple and other tropical fruit flavors with a nice malt backbone. ABV is almost non-existent, I really enjoyed this and want more!
50belair (1330) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2011 On tap at Toronado.. Eerily similar to the Younger. Amber in color with great hop aromas. A huge caramel malt backbone in this bad boy to counter those grapefruit flavored hops...
Zymurgeist2 (625) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rose and Crown for SF Beerweek. Massive grapefruit and floral jump out to the glass. Beautiful aroma. Very full mouthfeel with great malt backbone. The hops and bitterness make this a complex and well rounded beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from City Beer Store. Pours a nice clear copper with a medium sticky white head- great lace. Aroma is sticky sappy pine, big upfront citrus, orange grapefruit and pineapple hints- fresh and powerful hops. Flavor is light cracker some slight honey but not too sweet, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, juicy with pine and weed resins. Finish is good bitterness, clean and mostly dry. Pretty good!
MaltOMeal (1087) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber thanks to DaSilky1. Pours a clear amber with a thin, off-white head. Nose is powerful citrus and pine. Very fresh and potent aroma that was quite impressive. Taste was of fresh citrus and some sweet malts. Mouthfeel was sweet and bitter. Very good.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very orangy amber, medium head, very sudsy. Aroma is citrus, pine, and caramel malt. A bit of sweetness up front gives way to nice, moderately intense bittering and hints at stonefruit and sweet citrus. The bittering lingers for a moment but definitely doesnít overstay its welcome. This is fantastically balance, I really didnít expect such a great composition. Extremely reminiscent of 90 Minute IPA or Hopslam. Delicious.