omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Hazy dark amber, small head. Grapefruity nose with sulphur and soap. Medium bodied with clean, hard mouthfeel. Metallic and heavily hoppy. The combination of the two lingers on forever. The heavy doses of hops hides some of the shortcomings in malt character.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Beveridge Place Pub, Seattle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hopy flavor with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy finish.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Cloudy light amber color. The aroma is fruity, nice. The mouthfeel is lean, with caramel flavor and strong earthy/manure character; correct bitterness.
It’s an earthy IPA, good.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangey-amber colour, slightly darker than the Extra Pale. Aroma of pommelo, red currants and wood with background crystal malt accents. Smooth, insistent, very woody bitterness highlights the palate. There’s only traces of balancing crystal malt to keep it in check. The body is a bit thin. Lingering hop finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 25, 2009
Mode: Hand Bottled
Appearance: clear copper, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, touch of citrus, nice peppery spicyness
Flavor: lots of hop flavor, sweet crystal backs up the hops, good balancing bitterness, spicy hops cary through from the aroma, touch of sweet orange, light bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy golden amber with a slight off-white head. Aroma is floral and pine with some mildly roasted malt. Med body, almost. Flavor is rather floral, then a little resin, then some mildly gritty/bready malt. More dry than not, and finishes bitter. Good drink. Want to try a double version.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, floral notes, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, floral notes and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering floral finish.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells resiny and caramelly. Tastes bitter and piney with an astringent finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper with off white head. The aroma is a combination of earthy, floral, lemon zest and orange peel. It smells pretty cool but a bit different for an IPA. The taste is an immediate assault from earthiness and lightly roasted malt sweetness. OK, a mild assault. Toward midway bitter floral hops, spice hops and a some pine hops join in and get progressively more bitter into the finish. This is a somewhat different combination of hops than I’m used to for an IPA. They play very nicely together. Just the right amount of overall bitterness, some malts and a couple twists and turns to add interest. Nice job.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12-ounce. Pours fairly cloudy dark amber with virtually no head and just a whisp of lace, all white (what there is of it). Nice mango-y nose, but that note feels underdeveloped and what’s worse is it seems to have no company. Almost seems like it just slipped through, even though it’s supposed to be there. Flat and watery attack. Sour, vegetal DMS acridity blends with the hops, makes for a real ashtray of a finish. I’ve wanted to try these guys for years and so far today they’re 0 for 2 on their bottled product.