jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a thick, three centimetre tall tan head - very nice looking, especially for an IPA. Aroma of bright grassy and herbal hops with a bit of sugars, some caramel and a bunch of malt noticeable. Light to Medium-bodied; Grassy and herbal hoppiness up front that fades fairly quickly and just shows malt, caramel, cardboard and a bit of light earth at the end. Aftertaste is fairly simple with only malt and a touch of grassy and earthy hops noticeable. Overall, not such a great beer, I’ve had other single hop citra productions that were much better in showcasing the hops, but this one is a bit flat, one dimensional and doesn’t show enough of the hops to really get through. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from BevMo! in San Bruno, California on 05-March-2012 for US$3.99 sampled at home in Washington before heading back out to California in a few hours, on 30-April-2012.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from BevMo Salinas. Nose is pine, grapefruit, and a hint of molasses and tobacco. Hazy copper with a medium, lightly lacing, light beige head. Flavor is bitter with a hint of pine.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; not expecting too much. Poured a dark amber color with not much head. Aroma was pungent and quite good. Grapefruit, citrus, caramel, earth and fruity yeast. Flavor was ok, not great. Earthy and citrus, but maybe lacking a little something special.
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium white foam, medium yellow in color with orange’ish notes. smells of mango, tropical fruits, citrusy.
taste overwhelms the mouth with both bitterness and notes of tropical fruits. clear citrus and even grapefruit. fills out the mouth with bitterness in a pleasent way. long aftertaste of citrus and bitterness
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma offers up grapefruit, resiny bitter hops, a touch of acidity, sweeter malt notes, orange juice and orange peel. The taste is much the same with grapefruit, tangelo and orange like citrus hop notes mixing with lighter sweet malts flavors in the background. At times the hops get fairly bitter and the resininess helps to create a somewhat dry finish.
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from deftim13- thanks, Tim! Pours a somewhat cloudy amber-tinted orange with a small white film for a head. Explosive aroma of orange, tropical fruits, herbs, sweaty socks, sweet malts, and wet grass. Flavor of rain water, soggy cereal, citrus fruits, peaches, sweet malts, and an off-putting note that tastes like a wet dog smells. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. The flavor isn’t necessarily bad, but presents a lot of odd notes that don’t match the aroma at all.
J_man (897) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy, vegetal and slightly musky aroma. Bright, clear light orange/copper with a puffy off-white head. Dank, vegetal bitterness with a bit of citrus pith and peach on the edges. Like the others in this series, a good malt backbone to support the single hop bitterness without getting in the way. Enjoyable IPA and another interesting study in a particular hop variety.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Nice citrus aroma. Pours copper with a thick head and lots of lacing. Grapefruit and orange peel flavor. Malty. Dry finish with a short bitter finish. ABV well hidden. Ok, but many other ipa’s out there that are much better.
brewmaster99 (1) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2011 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, nice hoppy aroma and malty flavor, but not enough hop bite for me.