ccex (996) - 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 (3173) - 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 (3959) - Everett, 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 (3216) - 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 (1122) - 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 (5211) - 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.
PaperKnife (82) - - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Rich Oís. Dark amber with a thin tan head. Sweet malty and citrusy aroma. Dry, citrus, big caramel finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle via trade. It pours a deep amber color with a small but thick off white head. The nose has some biscuit and malt notes with a light bit of resin from the hop side. The flavor is a little on the flat side with some toasted malt and resin. This one didnít do much for me. Itís not bad per se, just not very inspiring either.
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to drfabulous for this one as a bonus. Pours a deep copper with a tan head. Nose is deep malt, toffee, and hints of booze with some dark fruit. Flavor is similar, but hops and yeast dominate while malt takes a bit of a back seat. A bit lighter in body and somewhat dry in the finish. Smells malty and tastes hoppy. Interesting, but I like it a bit maltier.
Reynolds314 (2563) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boring beer. The term "excessive hopping" is not what I would call this beer. Almost reminds me of an english bitter with more booze. Hops are muted and sprucy and the malts are sweet and nutty.