Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Sander’s place in NYC during an evening of heavy drinking. Pours lightly hazy gold with a big, foamy head. Sugary citrus nose with some lemon and melon highlights. medium sweet flavor with pale malts, white sugar. Medium to full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Well and hoppy on the finish, with lots of dry citrus, some white bread, mild yeast, faint anise, big sweetness. Very well balanced. I like it.
bhensonb (13985) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dishwater orange gold with a 4 finger creamy white head. Primary aroma through the froth is yeast/spice. Sort of golden Belgian ale aroma. Near full bodied. There’s a lot of citrus hop, but if that’s taken out of the equation this starts earthy like a saison, but with a bit too much yeast/spice, and then that 50% NW hop aspect has to be dealt with. This is one really good beer. Yeast/spice into the finish, with a lot of hop riding along. Malt, yeah there’s a substantial backbone, but this is all about spice and hop. Brilliant effing ale.
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, spice, pine, light grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, yeast, spice, earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Hazy apple juice body, medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cardamom, some grapefruit, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, cardamom, some straw. Light-medium body, some acidity.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle / draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, yeast, and florals. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, wheat, yeast, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
preCBC tour on tap @the brewery-pours hazy yellow/gold with a tight white head and heavy lacing. Aroma is yeast, lemon, light malt. Taste is lemon/spice hops, yeast, light malt.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy and creamy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt, heavy spices of pepper, coriander, and grains of paradise with light tropical fruity esters and fragrant citrus and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, medium fruity esters, heavy Belgian yeast spices, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, I tried a "white IPA" from a local brewery today that tasted pretty atrocious, so I’m eager to try this one from a couple of breweries that actually know how to make an IPA, and who probably know that making a white IPA does not mean throwing way too many hops into a witbier.
Bomber from Beer Run. About 60% of the initial pour is head. What beer is there is a hazy lemon yellow. The head is white and frothy. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted bready notes and tons of citrus including orange and grapefruit, as well as some stone fruits. The taste is strong citrus hops, bitter citrus and bready malts. Medium bodied. Quite nice.
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at The Pharmacy in Nashville. The beer pours a hazy bright yellow color with a medium white head that diminishes slowly to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit, yeast and wheat. The finish is fruity with a peppery yeast aftertaste. Good beer all around.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Linch Pin
Brewery: Founders Brewing Co
Date: July 01, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: cloudy orange, frothy off white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: musty and tart aroma, lemon and orange
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of citrus, fruity orange, nice spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4