Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cereal, carmel, light grassiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, an odd fruittiness, light earthiness and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish. This one just does’nt do it for me.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber, no date from Bottle Barn ($3.99). Clear amber orange with a two finger yellowish white head, pretty decent retention. Malts are sweet caramel and light toast up front, and there is some sweet orange and citrus rinds behind. Flavor has is little more sweet malts and orange, and just a touch of floral hops are added. It seems as though this is going to turn too sweet, though it keeps itself pretty well balanced. Semi-dry finish with bitterness around a 3. Alcohol masked well. Medium body with a light prickly carbonation. Easy drinking and pretty good--especially for what is usually a relatively bland style.
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This light copper ale poured with a decent off-white head and a strong piney floral aroma. This one is a good recipe - enough caramel malt to produce a sweet tasty base and just enough hopping to provide a clean citrus finish.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Whole Foods in Sacramento. Copper color with a decent beige head. Aromas of citrus and light caramel. Medium body with kinda fizzy carbonation. Flavor is mild caramel and a decent amount of floral/fruit hop. Finishes more dry than not, there’s bitter in the mouth, and it’s rather clean. Not gonna hit the Top 100, but it’s definitely a good drink. Maybe NS’s second best. Waiting for the IIPA.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper-amber beer with a cream-colored head. Nice summer fruit and tangerine aroma. Summer fruit flavor with grainy malt, l;ight earth, and cirus. Medium-plus bodied. SUmmer fruit lingers with grain and cereal notes. Nice hop flavor but graininess takes over.