TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Clear, burnt-orange pour with an off-white head which fades to leave moderate lace. Fresh hop nose with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Pine and citrus hops, pumpernickel, coffee, orange, caramel and soy. Finish is medium and more of the same. Very good, one of my favorite HUB brews!
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper brown with big off-white head. Big citrus and piney hops in the aroma with caramelly malts underneath. Flavor is dominated by citrusy hops, not much room for anything else. Sticky on the tongue and bitterness throughout. If you like hops, this oneís for you...just not for me.
imperialsesh (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy hop aroma from Cascade and Centennial hops; slightly sweet and caramely. Clear copper color, good head retention and well carbonated. Big hop character, especially for the style. Sweet caramel flavors attempt to mask the huge hop bitterness and flavor. Medium bodied, and as I mentioned above well carbonated. Overall this beer is just ok, the brewers seemed to use a high percentage of crystal malts in order to balance bitterness rather than malt character and thisi is very evident in the overall flavor of the beer.
michaelinwa (536) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear, light brown with a good head. Aroma is moderate, nothing terribly exciting, but nice enough. Taste is moderately complex, but the hops dominate and tend to almost overshadow everything else, but only almost; this is a beer for hop lovers, but the malt is there and it works well enough. The finish is pretty strongly hops, but its not just straight bitterness; there is some complexity to and which I like. Overall, a pretty good beer that would I probably buy again.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Rothís Vista Market, Salem. $3.50
Clear amber coloured ale with a nice frothy,thick,cream coloured head.
Very nice hoppy aromas..slightly resinous and spruce like.
The 6 malts certainlly appear in the taste..chocolaty,roasty and are matched by the resinous hopping..giving a very nice balanced yet complex flavour.
Under carbonated and actually quite thin for such a subtantial ale..but OK
An OK beer but i get the feeling it lacks something.
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great pour from a bomber...dark brown/amber pour. aroma of slight citrus, strong hop and actually call m crazy but the leafy aroma of tobacco a lil (malty though) very malty and super hoppy taste. I was lucky to visit this place in one of my oregon market visits and have to say i would have enjoyed this more on the upstairs loft area on a nice cool evening like tonight.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy dark amber, with a smallish tan head. Tons of hops on the nose, edging out the obviously strong malt contingent. Citrus and caramel dominate, blending to make a somewhat floral note. The flavor brings the malt forward just a bit, but keeps a nice crisp bitterness throughout. Not at all too syrupy, and definitely tasty. I almost wish it didnít have quite the overpowering hop profile... I think of winter brews as maltier than this.
CampesinoTino (690) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Golden amber colored with a good inch of thick beige head. The aroma is a strong blend of ruby red grapefruit, floral hops, cannabis and caramel malt. The flavor is herbal hops and grapefruit at the start with the addition of bready, toasted malts, orange citrus and pine the rest of the way. The body is creamy with medium-level carbonation and a finish thatís all citrus and spicy hops bitterness with a little residual sugar sweetness. Overall, a flavorful and festive Winter Ale in the tradition of Sierra Nevadaís Celebration Ale.
Nikiel (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours an amber brown with off-white foam. Smells sweet of caramel and bitter. Tastes bitter with hints of mint and orange, and ends with sweet caramel.
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Hopworks pub in SE Portland.
Light head, clear reddish-gold color. No lace, mild carbonation.
Beautifully balanced, with toffee and spicy malt flavor and crisp citrus & mildly peppery hop kick at the end. A seasonal treat to look forward to all year.