DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber courtesy of CelticBrew, and shared with him as well. Slightly hazy gold pour, a little unexpected for the style, but with a substantial white head that lasted nicely and showed some good lace. Aroma of light honey, citrus and some distant pine. Medium body and carbonation, with a mildly resinous mouthfeel. Good balance between the light malt flavors and a citrus rind bitterness that comes on at the end for a pleasingly dry finish.
CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy amber-orange, forming large foamy head. Aroma of pines, a bit of wet forrest, caramels with malts. Flavour is full bodied, malt, hops with pines. Some what sticky, with a smooth charatcter that makes it easy drinking beer. A bit tart at the end. Superb beer, would love to try on tap.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber/pint glass. Poured a fairly hazy orange, small white head. Nice floral aroma. Toasted malt with a nice crisp piny hop finish. A little overly fizzy, but a solid APA.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at the brewpub) gold/light copper with very small head. Light citrus aroma. Flavor is very full of citrus/pine hops. Solid APA.
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
calm, basic, gold-copper body with soapy white head and lacing; light citrus and caramel... simple, light, and smooth--yet with an almost buttery palate--ale, but with tap water aftertaste; decent... this could be a lot better: less buttery palate, more fizz and natural mouthfeel; more active looking body; much more aromatics; different water, more or different mix of hops and malts, maybe even some honey in it... hmm.
asedzie (565) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with thin white head, some lacing. Very fragrant - sticky hop aroma, apricot, passionfruit. Extremely well balanced hop/malt flavor. Hops have fresh, piney tasting character. Malt flavor has light grainy bread and toffee. Tiny bit of bitterness lingers in the finish. Very drinkable, good beer.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
drank out of the bottle (i know) but i got some citrus hops out of the top. some caramel hay flavor with some resiny bitterness and light oranges. decent
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost transparent golden amber. Aroma is very light and subtle floral hops with malt covering most of what is there. Initial smell of metal only however. After my first taste, I figured maybe my sinuses were playing a trick on me as I couldn’t smell or taste anything. But as the beer went on and I drank more - my sinuses were not to blame. This is just bland with little to no flavor - almost as though there was a tiny straw that sucked all the flavor out of it and left only dirty water for me to drink. Please understand - this is not a horrible beer - no dreadful flavor or ongoing aftertaste - but instead there is just nothing there at all. Very disappointed.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, very surprised at the ratings. Paid 4+shipping for a bottle I ordered online, and was very disappointed by the quality of the beer itself.
Slightly hazy, honeyed amber color with a mild white head. Smells like an amber with more malt than hops playing in, with some metallic scents too. Thin and VERY bland was my initial reaction. Not offensive, but just very poor in general. 1/2 a bottle later, no different and I didn’t waste my time drinking the rest. Very watery hop flavor that made this drink just like a watery iced tea. Too muted a flavor in all respects. Not worth the price by a longshot. Hell, I wouldn’t pay 1.99 for a bomber. Many better pales out there, and I wouldn’t waste my time with this one.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They have both filtered and unfiltered. This rating is for the unfiltered and rated at MBC. Small white head that was mostly lasting, very little lacing, no visible carbonation, transparent, and a light orange hue. Nose was hoppy, caramel note, grapefruit and pine. Flavor was caramel, hoppy and pine. Smooth mouthfeel and light body. Good brew, but a little more flavor would have been a welcomed addition.