hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a very rich amber with red tinges, a large and long lasting creamy off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose is dominate by citrus hops, but there are floral and pine notes as well. Rich and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is well balanced between the caramel malts and the quite bitter hops, and the finish is long and bitter as well. Overall a very enjoyable and easy to drink iPA from this Portland, Oregon brewery.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white bubbly head. Aroma of pine, rubbing alcohol, caramel, and herbs. Flavor of hops (pine, floral) and caramel malt.
GreggG (19) - Spokane, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours much darker than I expected, looking like a strong iced tea. Held up to the light it reveals a slightly hazy deep copper color with an orange hue. The head is thin, white, and leaves minimal lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is balanced between citrus hoppiness and caramel malt - again a surprise, as I expected the hop aroma to be dominant. The flavor is sweet caramel malt first, followed by a pleasant sticky bitterness, and lastly a fruity almost floral finish with a little malty nuttiness. Overall, an enjoyable beer with a surprising balance.
marcus (5004) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This amber ale poured with a decent beige head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a nice caramel malt base and some serious hopping, enough to pucker your mouth.
travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, decent amber color, and an ok white head. The smell is malts, caramel, and some light hops. The taste is malts, caramel, some bitterness, and florals.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: March 28, 2009
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark red, wispy off white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma, lots of citrus
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, touch of hot caramel, sweet fruity hops, lots of balancing bitterness, long bitter finish
Date: September 20, 2009
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus and sweet pine
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, lots of citrus, well balanced bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2382) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a nice amber with an off white head. aroma of caramel and fruity hops. flavor was pine and hops. light body with high carbonation. pretty good all around.
ChainGangGuy (4122) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, deep, dark amber body with a frothy, white head.
Smell: Fragrant nose of caramel-coated and candied oranges, lemon, and mangoes with a garnish of shimmering, oily grapefruit peel.
Taste: Sweet caramel and crystal maltiness setup a sturdy base for the bright hop character. Citric, moderately bitter hop flavors of fruit and resinous pine. Finishes bittersweet, though only the raw hop bitterness remains for the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Touch of toothsome stickiness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Well, that was pretty good. A pleasant, hoppy lilí gem from Lompoc.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, orange zest and pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness, light orange and light pink grapefruit with a smooth lingering citrusy bitter finish.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy dark amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, dough and light hops. Taste shows a little more of the hops, with light pine, spicy hops, a little floral and caramel.