brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head. Kind of past its prime, it seems. Sweet caramel and toffee malt with some bready malt. Floral hops and a bit of citrus, but not all that hoppy. A little bit herbal and piney with some floral notes. Sweet toffee and bread, but overall just kind of meh.
bhensonb (12173) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred’s the man! Pours copper with a creamy/foamy/bubbly light beige head. Hop aroma is dank! It’s not harsh. It’s just very heavy duty. Floral and citrus, probably. Full bodied. It’s got a lot of light roast malt. It’s almost suggesting barley wine. But there is a load of citrus, floral and resin hop. Curl around this and take a nap. Succulent. Finishes both dry and sweet. Taste is just wonderful. Makes my salivary glands ache with pleasure.
jcwattsrugger (11380) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-lt tan-gold. A-pine/resin, lt/med malt-caramel. T- resin/pine hops, sweet lt/med malt-caramel.
Ratman197 (10928) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest, grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooith. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, orange and light earthiness with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the brewery, 4S Ranch. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops with honey and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light sweet malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jtclockwork (10487) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, citrus, sweet malt, grapefruit rind and orange peel. Medium body.
Beerhunter111 (10083) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes helloranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht hopfig fruchtig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, fruchtig, Gewürze, , etwas scharf, süß, bitterer Abgang.
Sammy (9351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not in your face hops, faded or this is it as should have been recent batch.
Still nicely drinkable, thanks StephanSD.
mcberko (8738) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma brings out a big caramel malt backbone, resinous hops, and some residual sugar. Flavour brings out some notes of yeast, resinous hops, some bready malts, and some dry caramel malts. There are some sweet fruity notes that kick in later. Finishes malty sweet, with a bit of dark fruits. Not the hoppiest IIPA out there by any means - overtaken by the sweeter malt profile on this. Drinkable in smaller amounts - I wouldn’t want a pint of this. Decent.
olio (7371) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle.
Pours hazy golden color with a large white head. Hops and tropical fruits on the nose, orange peel, some pine needles and lots of caramel malts. Sweetish orange, mango, some apricot, caramel malts and resinous hops. Full-bodied, bitter fruity palate, lingering sweetish caramel finish. Nice balance and alcohol is well hidden. On a side note, goes well with spicy food.