anders37 (12664) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber reddish color with an off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney caramel aroma. Fruity malty earthy piney hoppy caramel flavor with hints of licorice. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy bitter caramel finish.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours clear dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is quite pine/citrus over firmly roasted malt. Full bodied. It’s very resin/citrus hoppy. Almost burningly so. The malt is typical "red" roast, and it’s strong enough to stand up to the huge hop bill. This ale screams NW. Brilliant.
Tmoney99 (8769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop, toasted rye and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, orange zest, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit, pine and light orange zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
Dogbrick (5993) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, roasted malt and caramel. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light caramel flavor with light darker malts. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with light darker malts.
jtclockwork (5044) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet caramel, pine, grapefruit rind and citrus hops. Medium body. Dryish resin/sap finish.
marcus (4999) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle consumed at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a modest beige head and a smoky hoppy aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt flavor with a carbonated slightly bitter finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel-Air in Woodland, CA. The aroma on this is initially hoppy with mostly pine and herbal hops. Some caramel and toffee malt aromas back this up, as well as a little candi sugar. Light roasted coffee barely comes through, too. Transparent garnet-amber body with a medium to large, frothy, strong cream-colored head present. Attractive beer. Starts with a good deal of lightly sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors. Becomes more roasted in the middle with a little burnt malty char. Finishes sharply bitter with a good deal of herbal and more pine hops? Perhaps some Chinook. A big, brash beer, but it seems to work pretty well. Kind of like Arrogant Bastard on steroids. My complaint is that the body seems a little thin on this beer.
jazz88 (2465) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. An amber color with a foamy off-white head. A malty and rye aroma with a fair hop profile. Smooth with a nice finish of chocolate and light pine.