BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBC Bomber bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a hazy golden hue with a lovely initial frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of Belgian yeast (clove, banana, minerals) along with herbal, resiny and grassy hop esters. Some grapefruit and mango as well. The taste is moderately hop forward but enough Belgo yeasts notes to let you know they are there. Fruity without kicking your face in, earthy without eating a bowl of dust. The palate is surprisingly light, slightly chalky and metallic. A solid brew all around but still not sure it kept me wanting more.
RamonaRampage (6) - - NOV 29, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely golden appearance for this IPA with a slight citrus aroma. On the lighter side of medium body with some bitterness that lasts and lasts. Not my favorite.
dfearnley (528) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to tulip
Grapefruit, spruce, lemongrass, and a little tropical fruit. Colour is a slightly hazy amber with a thin white head.
Taste is bitter with some honey sweetness.
Ferris (1226) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Belgian yeast with orange and lemon hops and a nice malty sweetness. Hazy dark orange with a white rich head. Lots of orange citrus, a big acidic bitterness which fades into a yeasty, orange candy sweetness. I have never been a fan of Belgian West Coast crossovers. The yeasty bitterness always competes badly on my palate and this over the top version is the same.
DialSquare (2038) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Andersons as CBC Audacity of Hops. Orange pour with thin off-white head. Aroma is yeast, spice, pine. Tastes are Belgian yeast, pepper, citrus. Resiny hop bitterness. Well constructed, but not my thing.
TBone (11188) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 660ml@VWPBF as "Cambridge Brewing Company", bought from brewery
Slightly hazy yellow color, small white head. Some spicey yeastyness, citrus hoppyness. Medium-bodied. Citrus, resin, some Belgian yeast kind of fruityness. Long lingering bitterness.
drsordr (537) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle labeled as CBC Audacity of hops, pours clear light golden. Nose grassy, floral and sweet hop. Taste bitter bite up front followed by nice aromatic flavoring hop, similar to nose some hint of spice. Bitter finish. Some balancing sweetness.
Handypaul (95) - - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours clear golden yellow with a nice creamy white head that lingers but leaves only sporadic lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus and light caramel maltyness. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter and medium sour in the finish. Medium body, average carbonation and a sour dry finish. Interesting.
osu97gp (612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops and sweet malt. Flavor of citrus hops and some malt. Well balanced IPA.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Aroms is pretty strong of the citrus and pine hops and a little alcohol. Flavor is also mostly citrus and pine hops. Slight warming on the finish with a little bitterness.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold pour, white head. Aroma is quite perfumy, vanilla, pine, fruity hops. Flavor is quite hoppy, manages to outdo the belgian yeast rather well, peppery, piney flavor, med-sweet. Palate is full bodied with lively carbonation. Good drink.