brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oaky, hoppy,spicey aroma, almost gingery, sweet almost sugary malt taste upfront,followed by hop flavors and a lot of bitterness. Alcohol stated making its prsence known half way through. Had to pin down what style this should be,but it was excellent
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber. Clear copper with a frothy off white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Aroma of caramel, molasses, vanilla and berries. Sweet caramel malt flavor mostly, some plum, allspice with hoppy bitterness on the finish. Palate similar to a fountain cream soda--lively carbonation but not gassy. Nice enough, but I’d love it with a bigger hop character like you find in Stone arrogant bastard.
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber pour with a good sized off-white head that laces well. Slightly acidic aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Very hoppy, bitter flavor with a good balance of some sweet caramel malts.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 lightly fruity malty aroma, and beautiful deep reddish honey head. This product is surprisingly smoothand only subtly sweet, with little alcohol bite or aftertaste. Very inoffensive. $9/22oz
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the DRE. Deep copper pour with 1-finger creamy head. Great appearance. Aroma of extremely piney hops, caramel malt, black and Bell pepper, mango. The flavor was very hoppy in a piney way, with a big tropical fruity taste backed up by a big malt bill. Very smooth palate with well hidden alcohol. Marvelous!
Gmoney (440) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber... dark copper colored pour. large cream colored head, good lacing. huge hop aroma , sweet piney.medium bodied , grapefruit , hops and a slight pepper flavor . nice dry finish , good beer
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark hazy copper color with a large frothy off-white head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good complex citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick finish. Medium malty bitter flavor with a medium bitter small alcohol finish of moderate duration.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of light carmel, pine, some grassiness and some light citrus notes. Palate was light to medium bodied and slightly resiny. Flavors of herbs, pine, light carmel and grapefruit rind with a dry lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught, Hollingshead’s) Pours a deep clear amber body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Flavor of mild hops, caramel malt, and herbs. Alcohol well hidden for nearly 10% abv.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mostly clear burnt copper with a semi-fizzy off-white head. Fresh aroma of bitter grapefruit hoppiness with some concentrated orange juice. Flavor is very dry retronasal alcohol, toffee, some smoky burnt caramel, and finally some grapefruit hops showing through leading to a burnt bitter and dry finish. Pretty full body. Definitely big and bitter, and definitely a well-made big ASA. If the alcohol were toned down a bit and more focus were placed on the hops, this would be stellar. I guess I was looking for something a bit more elegant, but this brew could easily quench a thirst for something big and nasty and distinctively American.