Patrickctenchi (2902) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky wood brown, with a thin tan cap.
Scent is caramel, spice, boozy.
Malty caramel, resin-type bitter flavour....
Rather high alcohol presence for just 7.5%.
Not exactly a smooth one.
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Defnitely a full-on red ale. Big malt notes combine with an interesting hop bill that isnít too harsh.
wlajwl (3479) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel/bready malts and some sweetness. The flavor is piney/citrus hops, malts, some funk and a long and very bitter finish.
b3shine (4208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a transparent copperish brown with off-white lacing. Smells good; a nice balance of hops and malt. Tastes solid; like it smells with a bitter hop profile. Average on the palate. Good beer.
ccex (885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours a clear mahogony color with a fair and lasting khaki head full of tiny bubbles. Smells of floral hops and caramel. Aroma is pretty much the same. Taste is on the sweet side with only a slighlly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is between creamy and sticky. This is a good red ale but not as outrageous as several others Iíve tried
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad red ale or a bad IPA, but not the best combination of both. I expected a bit more of a hop assault. The pine and resin finish of the hops was downplayed, a bit too much in my opinion, by the malty red character of this beer. Still, not bad.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a darker gold and cloudy with a HUGE head. Nice floral aroma and a sweet, almost citrusy taste.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber pour with a thin off white top. Scent is caramel and hops. Taste is citrus and bread.
574deadzone (844) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper-orange-red with a thinner khaki head that clings a bit. Well stirred or poured aggressively, it produces about a couple fingers or so of soft, tight bubbles. Leaves a solid wall of lace after a while: nice! Nose is fragrant floral and refreshing: somewhat herbal, slight resin, with a slight hint of perfume. Taste is fairly sweet and pretty bitter. Palate is lighter, softer carbonation, somewhat grainy, and tea-like bitterness on the end. Style lines are certainly blurred: part IPA, part amber, part Irish red. Itís a pretty easy drinker and well enough balanced. Good stuff.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Reddish with a nice tan head and cool lacing. A hoppy nose is tart. But the flavorvis more malty and fruitier. It is lightly hopped with fruit and bitterness. Nice.