Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ken1. Clear golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 180513
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich golden and copper coloured body with a thinnish, two centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, malt, light earth and a bunch of deep fruits - pungent and strong throughout. Medium to Full-bodied; Deep pungent metallic, earthy and strong bitterness throughout with a lot of depth, some alcohol and deep fruit flavours coming through near the end, but a large alcohol presence. Aftertaste is more potent than most, but the bitterness that arises is muted by the sweetness and lighter complexities that arise near the end. Overall, a well-balanced, strong and relatively complex beer with some deep flavours, but a rather nice flavour for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$6.00 sampled at home in Washington on 27-February-2014.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, thick and creamy off-white head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is spicy, earthy, and minty Saaz hops, medium grainy and cracker malt, and light peach notes. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting crisp malt and a dry, lightly spicy finish. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.
HoppityHop (170) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks good and smells good. A tad cloudy with a lot of lacing. Malt is a bit cloying and the hops are one dimensional, but it’s drinkable. If you don’t expect too much, I think you’ll find it decent for it’s $2.98 pricepoint...
Derek881 (946) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a straw-amber color with a thick and hazy appearance below an off-white creamy head with good retention and excellent cling and lacing. The beer had an aroma featuring floral and spicy tones along with some barley and yeast. Its taste was pretty bitter and grainy with only a slight sweet-sour character at the end. The body was creamy and thick with a drying effect and strong carbonation and life.
Drake (7947) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, clearance sale, from Appalachian Vintner, shared at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, cereal grains, herbal hops. The taste is bitter hops, toasted malts, caramel mild stone fruits. Medium bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. slightly hazy golden yellow color, small white edge head. Aroma of white pepper. Taste is bitter straw and light lemon.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Thanks for the tip, Jeff! Can’t argue with the price, though the beer (not even a style I’m mad for) wasn’t exactly a mind-blower. Cloudy yellow pour, could easily pass for a non-"Private Stock" brew. But a decently hoppy nose, noble hops appropriately loaded in, with some yeasty, tangy, malty elements as well. Underwhelming mouthfeel, but the taste is reasonably grassy and satisfying. Booze well hidden, nicely hopped, not a bad try (especially for the price).
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Appalachian Vintner. Pours golden with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. Kind of grainy on the tongue with a slight bit of hop flavor on the finish. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
BoostIPA (1107) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear orange with a white head that lasts. aromas of bread, some noble type hops. taste is slightly sweet - a touch of honey followed by some cracker and moderate hop level. medium carbonation. finishes with a slight bitterness and a bit of foot fungus. Not terrible.
Niko100 (1840) - Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, grain/hay, & some hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, hops, grain/grass, and some fruit notes; Finish is slightly bitter with some alcohol warmth; Decent.