anders37 (19331) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with weak smokey hints. Fruity malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with weak smokey hints.
bhensonb (12440) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Ace in Boulder, CO. Pours clear amber/copper with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roast caramel. Hop? Med body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is pale malt and a heck of a lot of hop. Grassy/herby hop. Noble hop. Not pure Saaz. But very nice. It starts to finish sweet and then the hop goes bump. Incredibly delicious.
bu11zeye (12255) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a dense cream head. Aroma of caramel, tangerine, citrus, and pine. Flavor of caramel, orange, tangerine, light pine, and herbs with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Small beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/lemon, caramel, some lager yeast, light orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some lemon/lager yeast, caramel. Medium-full body, light stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a foamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is mild pine/earthy. Taste is mild pine/earthy.
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, spicy hops, earthiness, tropical fruit and apricot. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth withj a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, spicy hops, orange zest and light carmel with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: October 25, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark copper, frothy off white head, lots of sticky lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, very fruity, balancing woodsy earthyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dry and earthy, lots of bitterness, touch of malty sheetness adds the needed balance
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Drake (10498) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at Whole Foods Fairfax, VA on 10/20/10. Pours an amber color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big buttery notes and a bit of caramel. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel, butter and a spicy finish. Medium bodied. Odd beer and quite the butter bomb.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange pour. Aroma hits with some serious wildflower honey, corn tortillas, and some lightly citrus aromas. Flavor is mandarin oranges from the can, citrusy bitter hops, honey. Not bad.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma reeks of way too many spicy, musky, resiny and peppery German hops. There’s also mild biscuit and medium-roast malt thrown into the aromatic mix, but overall there’s just way too much lupulin here from a hop growing region that I don’t particularly care for. Medium to full-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is all about the hops. As previously mentioned, they aren’t my favorite varietals, but they certainly are intense. Even at room temperature, the sweetness is very low and my palate is bombarded by sharp, tannic, walnut skin bitterness. Finishes astringent, bitter and dry.