mp_lane (88) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very clear amber red with nice white head. Aroma is plum, raisin malt. Taste is very nice malt and strong rye flavor with some bitterness to balance, Very nice rye ale.
Mark_Eck (986) - - NOV 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color. Aroma and taste are spices, citrus, and some caramel malts.
onceblind (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper like a fresh penny, with a medium rocky beige head. Lovely nose of spicy bread dough, pepper, caramel, and a dry-hopped orange citrus tone. Lovely flavor too, with some spicy rye malt mixing with a fresh leafy grassy bitterness and a orange rind bitter hop flavour. Nice hoppy yet smooth caramalt and rye undertone to sweeten. Flavorful and unique.
mensch (265) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I pry the cap off my rye ale. I spy a copper beer and my eye detects a shy white head. As it draws nigh, a subtle but spry aroma cannot be denied. I cry with delight at the chai-like supply of flavors. Finishes dry. Oops, spilled some on my thigh, sigh. Bye.
zoucrew102 (794) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Spicy rye aroma with notes of hops and a bit of caramel malt. Pours cloudy copper colored with a big, soapy tan head and excellent lacing. Starts with sweet caramel flavor with a very smooth mouth feel. Finishes dry with spicy rye as well as piney hop flavors. Good, but I liked their others better.
Beaver (1427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper orange with a big frothy creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet bready rye, some fruit and hops.
The flavor is sweet bready biscuit malts, rye spice, some fruit with slightly vegetal hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.
Overall, a decent rye pale.
UncleKorm (1035) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bottle poured a hazy copper hue w/ large beige frothy head diminishing to a lasting cap. Big malt aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are caramel, peppery rye, and malt. Full bodied, avg carbonation, and creamy mouthfeel.
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jflopsu (772) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark and murky brownish-amber. Has a fruity malt and caramel aroma. Has a sweet caramel, fruit, malt, hop, and light citrus taste. Aftertaste starts sweet, but is followed by some bitter hops/malts.
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from this year’s vintage. Nose spicy with lots of booze, caramel, earth; pours deep garnet that’s starting to fade toward orange, supports a large and densely rocky beige head. Watery light-medium body with meringue beefing up the body a bit, clean with medium bitterness and significant alcohol and burn, there’s the spiciness associated with rye and goopy glucan character as well, depressing caramel with very little citrus to enliven, hops are there but not huge, just wooden and earthy. The pine is nice, though and matches well. Overall pretty standard, probably not worthy of a special release, but stands up well by itself as a sipper and against food as a base.
Ernest (6598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (2014 edition).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin, apricot), with notes of diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Seems more alcoholic than it is. Fairly strong sourness mars the drinking experience. The aroma is fine, although pretty basic...tropical fruit and resinous hops with some caramelly malt. Average.