jcnielsen (967) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared at Exira Beer Summit 2012. Thanks to bnielsen13 for sharing. Pours a golden color with big white head. Very foamy. Malty sweet, biscuit, almost corn aroma. Malty, bitter, bready flavor, not a lot of hops. Overcarbonated, and mouthfeel is tingly as a result. Not very good pale ale.
adnielsen (6553) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit III. Thanks to bnielsen13! Pours a cloudy yellow orange appearance with a big white head. Herbal, veggie, corn, a bit tangy aroma. Tangy, chewy herbal, corny flavor. Not good.
piscator34 (1801) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of soapy citrus fruit, pear, and a bit of bready/toasty malts. Flavors are of white grapefruit, caramel, earth, weeds, and white pepper. Medium to light bodied with a firm earthy bitterness. A fairly standard, if somewhat rustic, APA. Solid.
Strykzone (3866) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Looks like a champagne. This is bitter. Also has fruit and yeast. Light malts. Mostly it is bitter.
theisti (2843) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber purchased at Zipps in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The pour is hazed yellow golden with a one inch white head that falls with decent lacing. The aroma is floral, bread, hay, along with sweet malt. The taste is the bready hay and sweet malt, floral herbal hops behind that. The palate is light to medium bodied, low rough carbonation, and a bit of dirtiness in the finish.
Trev (1674) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pour is weird copperish colour fading to gold in the edges.
Soapy white head.
aroma is bready caramel and honey, fruity hop.
Flavour is light bready, thin bodied, little herbal hop presence.
nbutler11 (1261) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bonus bottle from kbutler1 - thanks! Pours amber with a trim white head. Smells and tastes of lemon zest, crackers, and pale malt. Nice summer beer.
Wellestone (33) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is bready...bready? an American Pale? where are the hops? some bitterness in the initial taste with excessive maltiness in the finish. not balanced at all. very sweet. is there corn extract? I doubt it, but thats the type of sweetness I pick up. it is very smooth and somewhat refreshing, and yes, maybe very sessionable. but I for one dont want my pale ales so watery and weak. with the excessive malt, amp this up to somewhere north of 60 ibus, or cut back the malt, and we might have a new lawn mower beer. bomber on sale for $3.97 which might be $0.50 too high in its current miller lite-like incarnation
JRKeck (3) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Pale Ale. Great aroma. Nice light orange color. Tasted a little sharp maybe to much carb. Lingering dank, slightly spicy bitterness. I'd order it again.
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tfratzke (14) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
One word. Meh. LOOKS like it should have some great flavor, and thatís where it ends. It is a very one dimensional beer in taste which consists of hops and zero malt. Itís odd, because when you look it the dark golden color, your mind tells you it will be pretty flavorful. It isnít. Will not be seeking this one out again.