lightbias (164) - USA - OCT 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The spicy aroma dominates the pour and comes at me like a shelter puppy lookiní for a new home. A soft, white, half-inch head tops the amber brew and lifts the scent of caramel and heavily spiced banana out of the glass with a vengeance.
The lacing is thick and persistent on the glass, coating the sides and drying sticky in minutes. The taste is heavy, but the palate almost light and a little sticky, as if the two were wrestling to dominate the beer. Instead, the fight balances the adventure.
Very bitter, but not unpleasant, very spicy and almost peppery with a perfect amount of carbonation that persists through the bottle. A long bitter finish for a brew with flavors like this almost always bring me around to thoughts of more, and this brew does not disappoint. Iím glad I have a bomber...one more glass....why wouldnít I?
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Bought at the brewery by Gustav.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, yeast, pine, caramel, citrus, hops.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Grapefruit, pine, yeast, tropical fruit, hops.
NachlamSie (2809) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottled in June 2014 shared by this one guy. Pours a really cloudy light orange with a tall and dense white head. The aroma is packing a decent hop bouquet with fruity esters and a hefty malt base. Notes of lozenges jump out with cheesy undertones and pine. The flavor packs some well defined pine character which makes me think the cheesy notes arenít stale hops, but a related to the yeast. It isnít unpleasant at all. The finish is strongly bitter, the 102 ibu claim seems almost reasonable. Strong notes of lemon are present throughout.
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Gingerman as part of flight during lunch probably a mistake this may have got me a little buzzed during work but not a mistake since quite tasty. pours orange with big citrusy hop nose. tastes of pineapple, grapefruit, pine, orange, malt, belgian yeast, and a touch chemical. pretty nice
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of pine. Flavors of orange and spruce resin. Malty backbone. Bitter fiinish.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Not really getting a whole lot of Belgian anything in this. The only noticeable difference is a drier body that actually takes away just a tiny bit from the regular Hoptologist. Very good, but no reason for this in their lineup."
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piney, little bit of caramel sweetness and a nice citrus body. Hops are very prevalent and hang around long after the finish
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Clean pinkish-gold color. Head on the thin side. Minimal webbing. Nice, fresh nose of hemp, orange and pine, in that order. Toffee malts behind. Medium body. Taste starts sweet - sweet malts - and moves to bitter. More orange and pine. Creamy mouthfeel. High abv hid well. Nice stuff.
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours amber with an average, white head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, citrus fruits, especially grapefruit. Sweet flavor that ends up dry an solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice DIPA.
Homer321 (2141) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Strong perfume and citrus in the nose, some apple and pear. Taste is a wonderful compliment of fruity esters and hop citrus flavors. This blend works well and the yeast doesnít impart any harsh or undesirable phenols. Well done for a style I donít typically like.