fiulijn (14400) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Hazy blond color with medium head. Intense aroma, yellow fruits, apricots; mellow; later, a bit of pungent animal aroma appear. The mouthfeel is quite dry and lean, although also minimally oily; good malt flavor, a bit toasty, and with some fudge/toffee; very strong bitterness; the hopping is resiny and fruity, although in the very end there is a bit of chicory bitterness; I may sense infinitesimal diacetyl, not enough to disturb though.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon/pine, alcohol. Medium body, some resin.
Travlr (11327) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color, large thick cream colored head. Nice aroma of pine and flowers. Taste is bitter but floral pine resin and summer fruit. Tasty.
bhensonb (10979) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy/creamy near-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, but it’s not harsh resin or citrus. Sort of mixed floral/citrus over a light, pleasant caramel backdrop. Near full bodied. Flavor is very hoppy - there’s hop burn. Still it seems floral and citrus. Amazing amount of hop here. Not even noticing the malt til I think about it. Suddenly I get light pitted fruit - apricot. Amazing. (that’s twice for that word). This finishes smoothly and hugely bitter. Extremely pleasant to drink.
Tmoney99 (10590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bitter flavor with a moderate complex bitter finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid beer.
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of skunk bud, earthiness, mustiness, pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, mustiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish. Not sure what Beaver was drinking but it does’nt sound like what I had.
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper with a medium, finger-tall, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is pineapple, apricot, and floral hops with apple and pear esters, cracker and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with clean fermentation characteristics and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, spicy carbonation.
adnielsen (9032) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a touch hazy, dark copper appearance with an off white head. Spicy, slightly vinous, pear, lemon, grapefruity aroma. Chewy, tangy lemon, grapefruity, light caramel, a bit juicy, bitter flavor. Not all that great. Not sure what Ratman was drinking but it does’nt sound like what I had.
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from State Line. Pours thick and turbid deep orange with 2-finger frothy white head and a shitload of floaties. Nose is pine-needly hops, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, tannins, caramel malt, in roughly that order. Tastes of intense piney/resiny hops, tannins, caramel malt, pineapple, mango, with a very bitter and IBU-heavy finish. This one has a Peter Northian IBU load, but doesn’t have the balance or the pop of the masterpiece IIPAs.
shrubber85 (7571) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet orange malt and strong alcohol/acetone aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange/peach malt and light bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Thankfully doesn’t taste nearly as harsh as the aroma.