phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2010 22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a clear amber color with a big, rocky, eggshell white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, citrus, caramel, pepper, pineapple, and dust. Flavor of grassy hops, caramel malts, dust, grapefruit citrus and other fruits, and pine. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Bitter finish. Light-medium bodied, with a malty, earthy mouthfeel. Not bad but a bit overrated. Re-Rate, 10/12/10: I tried this again, as it was shared by a buddy at The Royale the other night. Not a whole lot new to add, except it’s a disappointing beer, given the reputation. Maybe it’s just this year’s batch, but there’s a lot of soap in this.
Bjshades (116) - Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold color with huge white head, nice balance of malt and hop, wish I could try a fresher one than I had
Headbanger (2489) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 4/24/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-48° in Shaker-Pours a clear light amber with a big loose white head. Aroma of hops and more hops. Taste of hops, malt, and pine. This medium bodied brew is a bit malty but still well balanced. Nice brew.
beerandbeyond (463) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with a small head.
Fruity hop aroma with earthy notes, caramel malt and marshmallow.
Juicy hop flavor, some funky earthy mushrooms, pine, baked apples and sweet malt.
Medium bodied, long bitter finish - nice.
OmegaX (1002) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Aroma is straw, grass, citrus and some light caramel. Big fluffy head with sticky lacing. Bronze colored body. Flavor is similar with straw and hay notes, some citrus, bitter pine and orange peel, light malt.
Kroney (98) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber bottled on 10/5, consumed 3/29. Would love to try one fresh. Aroma was grass, lemon, grapefruit and bread. Flavor was very similar but completely muted because of the age. Almost no carbonation. I’ll rate this again if/when I get a fresher example
Cory (82) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of light hops and cardboard, taste is bread like and mildly bitter. There is a sour rough feeling across the palate. The appearance was an amber color that left oil on the glass. I’m guessing this one was oxidized a little or something. An overall muted and off putting experience. Unfortunately it’s the only one I have.
burg326 (2391) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Dade City Brass Tap, pours a golden color with aromas of tropical fruit, pine, hops, and some citrus. Flavors follow the aroma with some light caramel backbone.
rumproasts (1203) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with huge head. big hoppy pale ale. flavor is mainly bitter -- could be a bit more well rounded, but certainly not bad.
gerbewa (114) - - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good hop aroma and taste apparently because they use wet hops. Great pale ale. Had a bomber with Vince while at Cloudland Canyon Grill.
porkdiggity (93) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy flavor. I got this is in February so it was probably a little past peak consumption time. A little flat on flavor, not as hoppy as I would expect
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