yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Yard House Houston. A dense, finger thick off-white head sits on top of a clear golden body. There’s some peach in the aroma, but it’s the citrus peel, grapefruit and pine cones that dominates. The flavor has a fine bitterness, some sweetness in the back and a good dash of pine cones and grapefruit. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Long finish with a tad too much sweetness, but there’s enough bitterness to deal with it. Nice. 131114
brokensail (12766) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ New Belgium. Clear golden pour with a white head. Burnt popcorn nose, biscuit, and some grass. Light soap, egg noodles, and earth. Tastes like burnt noodles and popcorn. Soapy hops, earth, and a strong bitterness. Biscuit sweetness.
bhensonb (12300) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the Arden BevMo. Pours rather orange with a foamy off-white or beige head. Aroma is sort of dank. Or nasty greenish veg. Whatever floats your boat. It’s hoppy. Med +body. Flavor is lots of greenish stuff over almost lost caramel, and it’s hoppy/bitter. This is earthy/herby/maybe ? It’s astringent, dry, veg, bitter, and .... It’s really very good ale. Gobsmacking!
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Once Upon a Vine, opened 11/19/13. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of nutty malts and some caramel with earthy, herbal, green hops and a bit of citrus. The taste is earthy, green, vegetal hops, muted caramel malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering bitterness. Solid.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ New Belgium. Pours a dark golden appearance with a white head and good lacing. Soapy herbal, somewhat spicy, grassy hoppy, a bit green aroma. Mild ganja, chewy herbal, floral flavor. The beer has really green hops which I’m not sure I like very much.
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big grass, pine, hints of earth, slight orange peel, touch of grapefruit into biscuit, bread, slight spice. Taste is a mix of pine, grass, dank notes into orange, grapefruit, slight biscuit, bready notes into a mix of grain, finishing bitter.
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber. Sweet onion and tropical fruit gum hop-forward nose with notes of sap / resin, orange oil, caramel. Cleanly fermented but the hops are crude and raw smelling. Cloyingly sweet, some bitterness, some acid. Medium body and chewy. Sugar and celery and onions.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with a best before of 23Feb2014. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with a lasting offwhite head that leaves good lace. Aromas are earthy, biscuity, nutty and grainy. Earthy, grassy, herbal and resiny hop character. Low ester. Flavors are nutty and toasty with light citrus, grass and resin. Light papaya. Clean. Lively carbonation, medium-low body. Dry.
marcus (7443) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours clear golden with an attractive off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale ale flavor with a pretty bitter hoppy finish. Yes, it is nice and fresh.