arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh this is delicious. Pours kinda brownish orange. Smells like delicious hops and malts. Actually a very balanced flavor. Some brown sugar and dates with some nice orange and pine needle flavors.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, deep copper coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops with a bitter resin bite and mostly a piney finish - nice and potent. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and floral hop note at first with a bit of a lemony kick, showing a good amount of malt, some sweetness at the end and the overlying hop bitterness throughout - relatively nice. Aftertaste is well balanced, having a good grassy character with not too much alcohol or bitterness, but enough to make it an ipa. Overall, perahps worth searching out for a cheap, single hop variety in a large format bottle. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo (Geary Boulevard) in San Francisco, California on 14-January-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington on 21-March-2012 after seeing the beautiful (albeit early) Cherry Blossoms.
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is citrus with hints of pine, and a light earthy vegetable note. Clear copper with a big, lightly lacing, long lasting beige head. Flavor is bitter, caramel, and a big bitter finish.
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. It poured golden amber with a huge golden white head and lots of lacing. Nose was malty with citrus hops. Medium in body and nicely slick of palate. The flavor shows more malt than hops, but over all tastes pretty good. Dry bitter and finish that kind of fades. Overall a good single hop offering .
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 6, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours clear, part amber and part gold, with a filmy ecru head. Aroma of melting plastic and old apples. Tastes like cigarettes and crystal malt. No hops, just pain. If I was Columbus hops I would hire a lawyer and sue this beer for defamation. An astringent stew of unpleasant malts isn’t exactly the best recipe for a single hop showcase. Just give it up Hermitage.
Strykzone (5067) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We shared a bottle via facebook chat. This was well carbonated and was opened carefully to ease some pressure. It poured somewhat a gusher with a big golden beige head. That was the case with each additional pour. The beer was golden brown with lots of yeast diffusing the light. The nose was citrus hops with caramel and light cinnamon. That was the flavor, too. This hop is one that can stand on its own so was a good choice here. It was also balanced so as to show case the hop but still include enough caramel to add appropriate sweetness.
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle;on tap; poured a murky amber/auburn color with a frothy, khaki colored head. Aroma of fruit, earth, citrus, pine, and alcohol. Flavor was earthy and leathery, with only a mild note of citrus. Does linger on the palate for a while. Solid, but sort of a one note trick.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours copper with a large white head. These would be way better ipa’s if they used a different malt formula. just to much malt.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, grass, and citrus. Flavor of herbs, bread, caramel, citrus, earth, and grass with a dry finish.