Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GBBF 2013, London - Day 2. Pours clear gold with a modest, foamy white froth head. Heavy resinous hops in the nose with big mango, orange and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with rich and juicy citrus, melon, mango, pine, pale malt sugars. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Well and resinous to finish with lightly dry citrus now, juicy character, sticky sugars. Rich and hefty but very solid. Good condition, too, which is key.
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud,pine and grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, pine and grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank skunk bud finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9701) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is fragrant and bountiful pine, citrus, floral, and tropical fruit hops with nicely supporting fruity esters. The malt aroma component is hidden behind the hop/ester bouquet, but presents itself as light biscuit and grain malt. Flavor is heavy upfront bitterness with huge hop notes; malt supports with help from some fruity esters. The bitterness lingers and dries out the finish, though the malt sweetness does not fade readily. Moderate to full body with medium-high carbonation.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured and extremely hoppy with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a hazy, golden orange appearance with a big, cream colored head. A touch spicy and earthy aroma that is far more dominated by a nice grapefruity, sappy piney hoppy smell. A bit toasty malty, light toffee, mildly bitter, grapefruit, earthy, piney hoppy flavor with some resin and booze on the finish. Pretty decent brew at $5.99/bomber.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden pour. The nose is a little bit sweet with lots of orange peel and some other light fruity character. A fresh pale malt flavour through the middle with a kiss of booziness. Lingering bitterness, but it comes across as a bit medicinal.
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled @ GBBF day 2. A bit hazy orange color, average to medium sized off-white head. Smell malts, sweet hops, tropical fruits. Taste malts, hops, bitter hops, tropical fruits, bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Rune (8065) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravicask dispense, 1/3 pint at the American Bar, GBBF 2013. Copper coloured body, Good amount of lacing to the glass. Fresh and dry fruity nose. Flavours of apricot, pine and juicy malts. Solid bittersweet ending. Almost full bodied. Heavy to drink, but enjoying stuff (London Olympia 14.08.2013).
3fourths (8037) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. gold color. pale malt toastiness buried by bright american high-acid citrus and pine hops. medium-thick body, decent malt structure, bright and snappy across the back. a bit too chewy / syrupy but otherwise clean and drinkable.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2012. It pours hazy golden yellow, with a bubbly white head. The nose is light sweet tropical fruit, hop sack and pine. The taste is sticky tropical fruit, pine, resin, straw, light spice, grass, hopsack and some residual sweetness, with a long bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Good flavour, but somewhat cloying. I think this would be much better with more carbonation to lift the flavour and therefore drinkability.