IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Country Club Liquors. Nose is light pine with tons of grapefuit and a bit of caramel maltiness. Murky orange with a big, heavy lacing, pale beige head. Flavor is bitter up front with some background roast and caramel and a bunch of mineral character I assume is from the red hot lava rocks. Better hoppiness than most of the IPAs I find.
snoworsummer (2144) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle from Fall 2013, brought back from a hike on the JMT. Pours hazy bright copper with a bubbly white head. Tastes like sweet, nutty, citrus hops. Slightly boozy but smooth and mellow. Tangy and a little bitter. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like citrus hops, pine, and alcohol, nutty with some caramel.
sonnycheeba (3558) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bottle shared by snow or summer. Pours a glowing amber with thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma is bready and cereal malts, light toast, tropical fruit notes, faint pine, and faint floral notes. Flavor is citrus and pine hop bitterness forward, light bready malts, and faint floral notes; dry finish with a hint of hops lingering. Medium body and carbonation.
Blairgus (2607) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11 jan 2014, bottle. light gold, clear, no bubbles. nose is sweet granola malt. thin body, faintly fizzy, slightly syrupy. this is unique for a light colored beer. lots of caramel and maybe some vanilla notes. syrup as well. very sweet. nice
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
They use basalt rocks when brewing this beer, it’s a light brown beer that has a hard punch with flavor on malt. The aroma is quite balanced.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A rich caramlley hop aroma. Good stuff. Really tastes like an IPA with a hefty amount of caramel moat to body but with a lasting hop bite at the finish. A tad sweet.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample enjoyed at the brewery on my prior visit. Pours orange/red with a slight tan head. Aroma is light pine with some citrus and an earthy malt presence followed by some sweeter notes. Taste is clean, grainy malt with light pine, a touch of citrus, and very subtle sweetness through the finish. Mouthfeel was clean. Nice beer.
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kuprow’s, Sacramento. Pours reddish amber with an attractive off-white head and a lovely red ale aroma. There is a pleasantly raspy red malt flavor with a prolonged dry slightly bitter finish. Well-crafted and tasty.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber at kupros bistro in Sacramento. Pours a burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is grassy and wheat. Flavor is earthy and floral. Bitter finish and smooth.
deekyn (1187) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - pours hazy darker burnt orange with very high tan head that really lasts, strong lacing. S - light grassy hops, hints of doughy yeasts. Blood orange hints as well. Hints of floral notes. M - high carb strong bodied brew with high carb but creamy feel. Lingering tea bitters ending. Lightly dry. T - grassy and dark over-ripe citrus hops on the nose. Blood orange lightly sweet caramel malts and tea bitters on the palate. Lingering bitter grassy drier ending. O - good pale ale. Complex and well balanced. 7