pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick amber with no real lasting head or lacing. Smell is quite light and a touch floral. Flavor is hoppy and sweet but not very bold or overpowering. Mouthfeel is average - perhaps a touch above. Medium carbonation. Overall, it is decent - but just a bit boring.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of SirChugsALot poured into a tulip.
This one pours a bright, clear amber with hints of red underneath a big yellowish white head that recedes fairly quickly to a solid ring and leaves decent lacing.
The dominant aroma up front is the light citrus hop whiffs of grapefruit and lemon zest. However, the malt presence really surprised me with lots of lightly toasted caramel malts in the nose as well.
The taste follows the aroma pretty closely and, again, is a very balanced IPA. There are plenty of hops up front, some grapefruit but a little more earthy in character than the aroma suggested. The malt backbone is much bigger than most of the IPAs Iíve had recently and keep the hops from dominating by coating the palate with caramel.
The mouthfeel is very smooth and slightly dry in the finish, though not very bitter at all. The hop profile, while sizable, doesnít really translate into bitterness in the mouthfeel.
This is a tasty and very well balanced IPA. Itís not the most aggressively bitter west coast IPA Iíve had but that adds a little bit to the drinkability.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great bitterness, but aroma is not very IPA-hoppy. I like it less as I drink more of it.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid northwest IPA. Pours a beautiful copper with a rocky white head. Not much aroma. Flavor starts out mild but there’s lots of chewy hops in the finish. Fairly standard for the style but well done.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resiny piney hops and mellow buttery fruit (peach, pear, green grape) aromas. Syrupy Floral notes with light woodsy dry hay undercurrent.
Sweet fruits up front (strawberry). Mildly toasted malts and some buttery flavors.
Kinda let down by the hops, which seemed flat. I was only let down because it smelled so good.
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz from malt and vine in redmond wa. poured out amber colored and partially cloudy. light head, this one being a little off white, cream colored. taste is not typical IPA bitter. hoppy, mild citrus and a mild taste of caramel/honey flavor.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. The name of the brewery kind of says it all. Lazy. Lacks any sort of hoppy aroma. Smells like a lager. Nice color. Little to no hop presence. No thanks.
cbkschubert (2871) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with scrizzz - Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a 1/2 finger thick light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops and a hint of toasted malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt and pine hops. Has an astringent aftertaste. Medium body. A decent IPA. Thanks Clint.
ABUSEDGOAT (1937) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored, moderate head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is grapefruit, some overripe fruit, pine, citrus. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Despite having some of my favorite hops, I only thought this one decent.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A yeasty, dirty and dry piney IPA. Certainly not refreshing but pleasantly tasty
How: Bottle, probably fresh.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a small beige head
In long: Hoppy nose with a focus on pine tree. Body and taste is rather unconventional. Fluffy yeasty body with a dusty/sand-pepper character, floury and doughy, coniferous, dirty/earthy notes, tree birch, soft caramel. Tasty, dry and very dirty. Whereís the malt? This about the opposite of a clean fruity refreshing IPA. I kind of liked it I think this is supposed I would quickly get tired of if it was available locally. And considering the current state of the North American beer-geek using a logo like the one on this bottle is the marketing equivalent to using a quadriplegic picture for a brand of motorbikes.