slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Malty enough for a tridryhopped iPa for me to think this was less than fresh. Still a pretty nice iPa with a soft feel and citrus and floral hops along with a biscuity malt backbone and a little sweetness."
AirForceHops (3960) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Orange/ amber color with lasting bubbles of head. Aroma start with sweet malt and turns into grapefruit, garlic and a strong note of pine resin.
The medium body is supported by a nice amount of malt to balance out the hop varieties. Floral hops followed by citrus, weak tropical fruit and a strong pine finish. Texture is dry and bitterness is lingering. Whoa, this is better than I expected and I’m sure would rock on draft.
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours an amber orange with a fluffy off white head. Lots of pine and lots of caramel on the nose. Flavor follows. Very malty beer with good hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Finishes clean. Very nice beer.
GJF (1297) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hy-Vee (yay to Iowa now getting new beers!). Big beer with lots of malt followed by an incredibly dry bitter finish. Yes, it’s manna to a hop lover.
TattooJack (217) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. I think the commercial description is tedious and hoes a long road to get to their point. That being said if it was 7%+ I would be giving it a higher score. Foamy, delicious, and cloudy red, three of my favorite characteristics in beer.
vandc01 (145) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber with no date.
Aroma - Orangey with some piney. Slight pineapple
Appearance - Golden color with lots of bubbles . Creamy head that seems to stick around.
Taste - The taste follows the aroma very well. Not as orangey as I was thinking. Not bad.
Palate - Nice oily sticky after taste.
Overall - Pretty good beer. Glad I grabbed and would have again.
MunBro (639) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mid amber-yellow pour into a Spigleau IPA glass. One finger head that left no lacing. Funky aroma and taste. Some herbs, spices, hops, malts, and possibly something hibiscus-ey in the palate. Not bad. I prefer IPAs with more citrus notes than this, though. The malt flavour is definitely dominant.
Chudwick (2292) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 rerate: I kept the other half of the bomber and put a stopper on it. I just drank the rest and enjoyed it way more than last night. adjusting rating to reflect the positive experience. less cheese and more paint thinner but far more drinkable.
Expectation: I bought it for the ratings it got. We’ll see.
Hardware: bomber from the past into La Petite Tulipe
Nose: cheese, citrus and more cheese.
Sip: why? for science! Alpha nonsense going on. If I focus on that it’s not that bad. grapefruit.
Taste: bitter indeed
Conclusion: muddled mess. The other half of this bomber will surely go to waste. got boozy in the end. not finishing my glass and going to read instead. Goodnight - 5/4/8/3/9 or 2.9 on 8/18/2014 7:48:37 PM
cgarvieuk (15947) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at cropredy 2014.... Copper... Small tan head...bright caramel toffee malr nise.. Soft sweet caramel toffee malt... Soft toffee mess
Fin (8011) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle consumed at Cropredy ’Fairports Annual Reunion’ Festival, Cropredy, Oxon, Friday 8th August 2014 Pours orange amber, its quite hazy. The maltiness (crystal) is quite prominent, but the hops are quite pushy also, its just a little sweet. Soft in mouth, a little juicy with a bit of fruity caramel. Good. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4