timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Essences notes of butterscotch. Nice redish golden color. Sweet tea flavor with hints of butter and orange. Nice hoppy after taste.
brokensail (15215) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear orange color with a white head. Ugh, terrible nose of celery, green apple, and caramel. Some mild orange peel and pine, maybe some toffee, too. The flavor is very vegetal, grassy, and unpleasant as well. Green apple, caramel, and toffee with light orange and pine hop notes. Moderate bitterness on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7935) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours sort of hazy ruby red amber while supporting a tan head of foam. The aroma is resiny with hops where malt sweetened bitter floral hops are in the front and a bit of citrus hops in the back. The taste has resiny bitterness with bold pine sap and floral like qualities. It stays pretty resiny and bitter with a decent body right into the after taste.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle split@Sandy Lane, CA, 30/08/12. Murky copper-bronze with a slim, honeycombed white foam. Not much lace. Waft of orange Smartie, rose, peach flan aroma more Crystal malt than hop. Ditto taste. Lapses into generic, soggy peach flan, rose and London Pride territory; maybe peas with a sprig of mint. Not a sniff of hop to be found.
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A not so fresh Cali IPA rate, about 5-6 months old now so not much point in rating it. Copper pour with thin white head. Nose is caramel chews, light pine. Mouth more caramel, not unpleasant but not what I look for in an IPA. Pretty nice and singular, hops are quite faded but it’s drinkable. Some pinecone spreads on the finish. If any of my ratings should ever be deleted, it’s this one.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured clear oirange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light pine and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light spice and a hint of pine with a crisp dry moderatly bitter earthy finish.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with ivory head. Dry hay, grass, tropical fruit aromas with mild ganja bud. medium body. Dry dusty spicy hop flavors with a light fruity caramel sweetness--not bad
bb (7987) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Earth and pine aroma. Pine and grapefruit flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light earth and light caramel.
marcus (8615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BevMo, Arden. Pours amber with a rich beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and finishes bitter. A pretty good IPA.
bhensonb (13533) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Folsom BevMo. Pours light copper with a foamy/frothy/creamy near white head. Lots of floral/fruity hop over a sweet caramel backbone for aroma. LIfts the brain away! Med body or more. Flavor is floral/fruity with resin hints - but there’s something more. A herb type of thing. This is gloriously hoppy, tho not in a harsh NW citrus/resin way. Finishes nearly sweet, cause the hop isn’t harsh. Damn tasty ale.