robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear amber with a small off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of hops, some floral, caramel, and a touch of pine.
taste is smooth and creamy, caramel, malt, hops in the back, and a touch of licorice. ends slightly bitter and smooth.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a darker orange color with a white head. Aroam was of caramel, stale hops, and toasted malt. Flavor was much the same, malty with light bitterness, but not much hop flavor. Meh.
solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This should really just be called an American Strong Ale, not an IPA. There isnít enough hop profile. Rated as an american strong ale itís not bad, just doesnít fit the style. Smell is boozy and caramel-like. Pours clear brown. Has a little sweet plum, some oakiness. Decent drink if you donít pay attention to the label. Thanks to Adrian for bringing me this one.
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber withj a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, candied orange, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of mint. Palae was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, candied orange, earthiness, grapefuit and light mint with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering minty orange finish.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle pours an amber color. Aromas of pine, caramel, grapefruit and citrus. Flavors are the same with some citrus peel to add to the bitterness. Decent beer overall, doesnt taste like a 9%er. Thanks Eric for the trade.
savnac (2363) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Clear light amber with a tiny off white head. Aroma of mostly sweet caramel with some pine and citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, light hop bitterness and light alcohol. Medium body with mild carbonation and a syrupy mouth feel. Not a big fan of this one, super sweet.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Malt-forward IPA. Cider appearance with a thin head. Decent hop flavors. Earthy, zingy, grassy and herbal. Malt flavors are loaded with sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread and scones. Has a subtle tobacco note also. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber listed as 7.6%ABV pours a golden orangeish color with a finger of white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is very earthy hops. Taste is huge earthy bitterness with hints of citrus balanced with some grainy malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a little carbonation. A pretty decent IPA which is a little different than most I have had from the northwestern US.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz. bottle, pours an amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of resinous, fruity hops, syrup, caramel malts and lots of grapefruit. Flavour is syrupy and cloyingly sweet, overriding the strong hoppiness that would otherwise be quite pronounced. Medicinal qualities too, with candy sweet finish. Nasty - drainpour.
CampesinoTino (686) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber (7.6% ABV). Pours a dark honey golden color with creamy off-white head. The aroma is a sweet and earthy blend of toasted malt, toffee and medicinal hops. The flavor begins with strong herbal hops and caramel malt notes followed by some butterscotch, pine and alcohol. The body is creamy with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty finish. Itís basically a stronger version of the Point Defiance IPA thatís a little too sweet and medicinal for my tastes.