Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had this together via facebook chat. It poured very hazy mid brown and had a nice frothy beige head. A little lacing was left. I smelled citrus and pine hops with caramel and a little spice. Both of those hops were tasted. Grapefruit left a big bitterness. The after taste was long and was grapefruit bitterness. Pine was tasted less so. Caramel was big. This reminds me of a double IPA in that it has big flavors. The ABV is not big enough for a double but the flavor is. A little cinnamon spice is tasted. This is quite a nice IPA with big flavors in a reasonable ABV beer.
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into an english pint glass,the color is a cloudy amber with minimal head, the aroma is very nice with hints of fruit, citrus, taste is citrus, some sweetness and was seems to be nutmeg or cinnamon.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity, herbal hop aroma; a little soapy at first, but that went away. Some caramel malt aroma. Citrus hop flavor; really nice tangerine-like finish. Herbal, spicy hops--a little cinnamon-ish in aftertaste. Fair amount of the Full Sail caramel flavor (not too much), with some bread crust. Substantial bitterness.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear amber/ copper with a thin off white head. Scent is pine, citrus and bread. Taste is caramel, pine and fruit.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. pours a hazy copper, white lacy head. nose is resinous grapefruit like, malty. mouth is upfront, grassy, bitter, and resinous, malt profile just keep hopping rate in check. overall is a grassy, herbal, and bitter thing. interesting hop profile, strong bitter and resins at work in tandem.
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a reddish color with off-white head. Piney, caramel, earthy, hoppy aromas. Piney, caramel, grainy, hoppy flavors. Pretty good.
zoucrew102 (1003) - - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is hoppy. Dark amber color with light head. Smooth to start with a very hoppy finish.
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GarrettB (1278) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 26th, 2011 - Another long holiday day spent in pajamas and cowering from the cold and snow, another winter warmer beer on the evening menu. Full Sail’s Wreck the Halls moves away from the cookie cutter malt bombs and brings some hops to play, which feels just about the same to me as decorating a palm tree with Christmas lights. Sure, it’s celebrating Christmas, but with more than a ladle full of blasphemy. Cloudy with an orange marmalade glow, Wreck the Halls immediately distinguishes itself from all of the seasonal brown beers, and divorces itself even more acutely in the aroma, where marshmallow, sweet cream, touches of hops, aloe, bubblegum and even banana portend an ester rich IPA. Surprisingly, the flavor is tart, tangy and sour, like a mild but acidic fruit medley. This makes for a lovely blending with the bitterness of the hops, developing int a light and sweet citrus based IPA, in contrast to those that might lean more towards pine and resinous tastes. Not bad!
KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank in pilsner glass from bomber at home. Aroma- smells like rye mixed with hops. Appearance- nice auburn golden color. Light head and good carbonation. Taste- smooth with lighzt hoppiness. Missing something to make this beer stand out. Palate- get a little hop mouthfeel. Not outstanding. Overall- decent ale. Tries to be an ipa but not enough umph. With that said for the price it is a great value at 2.99
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Amber pour with some floaters and a white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, and pine sap. Taste is pine, grain, alcohol, and a little floral finish.