yngwie (16315) - 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. Thereís some peach in the aroma, but itís 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 thereís enough bitterness to deal with it. Nice. 131114
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, 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 (13621) - 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. Itís hoppy. Med +body. Flavor is lots of greenish stuff over almost lost caramel, and itís hoppy/bitter. This is earthy/herby/maybe ? Itís astringent, dry, veg, bitter, and .... Itís really very good ale. Gobsmacking!
Ratman197 (12692) - 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 (11469) - 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 (10424) - 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 Iím not sure I like very much.
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 - a good fresh hop beer, though not really a standout for new Belgium. Balanced aroma and flavor with caramel mLts and nut, muted citrus and evergreen.
arminjewell (9210) - 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.
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Heavy Riff, served in a pint glass. Pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head. The aroma and flavor are so, so clean- pine, herbs (mint, rosemary, fresh cut grass), lemon citrus, and pale and slightly sweet malts that take a backseat. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bright, fresh, clean mouthfeel. Really nicely done.
3fourths (8988) - 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.