CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours from bomber a medium dark amber, forming good size head of foam, craggles present. Aroma of hops, hay, rock candies with a definite strong malt appearance. Flavour up front with pine resins, immediate malt factor, along with wet hay. Full bodied, with a soft carbonated finish. Drinks well, would love to try on tap version. Recommended.
SDalkoholic (2232) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from The Boulevard: Aroma is faint but has moderate backing of quality hop and malt that has a harmonious balance at least from what my nose can smell. The drink is identical in balance and drinks smooth making this for an easily quaffable APA. Minor notes of hops that suggest a little pinch of citrus or pine while a taste of honey and bread like malts. Good solid beer for the price of $5 a bomber.
OldGrowth (2917) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint at brew pub. Ok aroma. Sweet. Mild hop orange. Toasted malt. Clean golden orange color. Small head. Little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body lite creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter Finish. It’s ok. Fairly mild
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Don’t see too many colleges getting beers named after them. Nice hearty ale. I would hesitate to call it a pale. More ESB to me. Has a nice sharp malt character. And I get cinnamon notes as well.
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by Andrew. Orange pour with a white head. Nose is very grainy. A touch of bread, grass, floral hops, and maybe some citrus. Herbal and piney hops. A husky, grainy flavor. Mild bread, grass, and floral hops. A light herbal note and some pine.
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
651mL thanks to BMan1113VR. Pours a clear orange, weak white foam. Nose is harsher/raw husky malt with honey and sweet orange. Taste is harsher husky malt, nutty and tannic. Palate is harsh, tannic.
Butters (3963) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with the guys on st pattys day. Clear amber pour with small near white head pour. Mildly bitter ameeican hops. Big caramel anf toasty balance. A slight twinge of metallic. Meh.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: hazy golden pour with medium-sized white head. Citrusy light hops and malt nose. Flavor is orange cream soda with malt and a little vanilla. Palate is mildly sweet. Easy to drink and decent flavor.
bhensonb (12461) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Ledgers. Pours light golden amber with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma of fairly roasted malt with hop that seems strongly celeriac. Med body. Flavor is rather light. Roast malt with hop that doesn’t live up to the strength of the aroma. Arguably floral/fruit/veg. Not unattractive, just - well it would probably fit a session ale. Gets quite earthy in the finish. Certainly drinkable.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SAMs. Amber orange with a small white head. Nose is light, toasty malt, honey, floral hop character but retrained. Similar flavor. boring and watery but I did drink the whole damn bomber.