Strykzone (4198) - 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 (3001) - 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 (1773) - 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 (1262) - 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 (4) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tfratzke (20) - 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 that’s where it ends. It is a very one dimensional beer in taste which consists of hops and zero malt. It’s odd, because when you look it the dark golden color, your mind tells you it will be pretty flavorful. It isn’t. Will not be seeking this one out again.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Grainy nose. Pours cloudy orange with a wispy white head/lacing. Evenly balanced, comes across almost lager-like with the low(ish) ibu. I get roasted corn on the lingering palate. Good hot weather quencher.
OscarFalls (22) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 Great amber color, but the beer itself is very light and airy and lacks the taste and flavor that the color implies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bookman10 (539) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden yellow with middling head. Aroma of hops and grains. Flavor is lightly hoppy, with some licorice notes in the background. All in all, not a bad beer, but nothing to write home about, either.