kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeah, wf? Plum-tinted, translucent brown ale with a small white head. Aromatic hop varieties for the nose; the most pleasureable aspect of this beer. The flavor, other than being a little flat, is resinous, citrusy, and hoppy, but then comes a malt backbone to deaden the hops, and end in a malty sweetness. A dichotomy of beer ingredients, opposed. Seriusly, wtf, are you kidding me?
gorditoabd (607) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours thick, and only sliightly foamy. Dark, like a brown ale, but the aroma is all American Strong. Smells like Stone AB, but not as cloying somehow. Taste is really phenomenal. Puts AB and DAB to shame. Lagunitas is continuing to put on a show for lower-priced HIGHER quality beers. Thatís right Stone, Lost Abbey, Alesmith: youíre all on notice. Ballast Point and Lagunitas are putting your stuff to shame right now for 1/2 the price. Consistently! The mouthfeel on this beer is just right. The flavors are outstanding citrus, and pine, and sweet molasses with only the slightest feeling of burn to indicate the ABV. Jesus, wish the super-secret spot I got this from wasnít already closed for the night, Iíd go buy 4 more!
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with a generous off-white head and nice lacing. Great combination of a citrusy, piny hop aroma and warm bready malt aroma in the nose. Excellently balanced. Switches back and forth from mildly sweet and deliciously bitter as it swirls around the mouth. Simultaneously a little creamy yet very crisp in the finish. Quite nice.
BillKismet (3171) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just the thing for an economic downturn. This special brew does not dissapoint. Brassy bodied with a fluffy beige head and emanating a refreshing floral hop aroma with a twinge of pine and citrus and an underlying caramel malt backbone. Full-bodied and surprisingly malty with excellent complexity. Flush with floral hops and also a moderate portion of fruitiness and caramel. An exceptional American Strong Ale.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Frigginí Liberal hippie beer makers... suck on it, losers. Anyhoo... Pours a rich, deep mahogany with a thick, cloud-like head of off-white and a strong aroma of syrupy hops, orange pulp, sweet rose, and buttery flowers. Flavor is much more restrained than the aroma, with notes of buttery grapefruit, sour strawberry, gooey orange, and subdued pine. Average mouthfeel. A very enjoyable brew.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep brown with 2 fingers of tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, malt, chocolate, spices. Flavor is roast, chocolate, caramel, a good dose of hops, some floral notes and spices. Kind of a strange brew.
944play (330) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz from 7-11 in weizen glass. Hazy brown with medium off-white head. Gentle sweet floral, geranium, and straw notes. Cucumber, ginseng and cola flavors. Big body; clean, bitter finish.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ redlight redlight. Piney hoppy nose with sweet caramel malts and hints of nuts. Pours a reddish brown with a very thin white head. Hoppy brown ale, sweet pine with citrus and caramel biscuity malts and hints of molasses in the background. Great hoppy brown ale.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with medium white head. Much lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, with some pine and citrus. Malty flavour, has some hoppy character, but not like a pale or IPA. Hop finish, Whisky Tango Foxtrot? Itís Foxtrot Golf Bravo.
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. @ $4.49 whatís not to like? Pours a clear rusty color with a medium sticky foamy head. Big citrus hop aroma, light pine, and nice robust malt character that integrates well, super fresh which is always a plus. Flavor is lots of citrus and pine at first, good amount of bite, plenty of sweetness from the robust malts, medium/strong bitterness lags just behind, actually its super bitter but very sweet as well, somewhat christmasy, tree-like, bit of chocolate and spice either from the hops or other. Long sticky resiny bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied, slightly sticky with corse big fluffy carbonation. Iím finding myself drinking the hell out of this... so Iíll bump it 1.