fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color with compact head. Strong Amber Ale, with caramel backbone and solid hopping; it’s moderately sweet, it has bold bitterness, some hop resins, and a pleasant final alcohol warmth. The aroma is too mild, the malt is not really expressive, the hops are aggressive but not elegant.
Bold brew. I would drink it with food, but as standalone it may get boring.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber brown color, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of lightly spiced and toasted brown bread. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpernickel bread. Earthy and bitter finish. Not bad.
argo0 (11712) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pine, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, light cherry. Medium body, some resin, light acidity. Quite hoppy, which really isn’t a characteristic of a winter warmer. Tasty though.
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours rather hazy blood orange with a large beige head. Strong aromas of fruit and resin. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lots of grapefruit rind and resin over a lot of light roast malt. This is a mouth grabber. Excellent IPA.
Tmoney99 (11221) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate spice hop & toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.
Ratman197 (10308) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, light grapefruit, light pine and light lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, fruittiness, earthiness and light spice with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Chad’s house, picked up at Wilburs Fort Collins. Pours a dark red appearance with a tan head. Caramel, light buttery, dull hoppy, uninspired aroma. Somewhat spicy hoppy, a bit buttery, toasty malty, caramel, a bit fruity flavor. The first miss from these guys.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral hops, lighter pine, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of fruitiness, caramel, lighter earthiness, and caramel. Some hoppy, spiciness in the finish as well.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Deep orange pour. Wispy head. Nose is sticky, orange candies, bourbon. Taste is hoppy, bourbon, very bitter, nutty, red DIPA almost. Not bad. Denser, bitter palate. My friends enjoyed it.
3fourths (8291) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. lightly hazed dark amber body. thick, patchy dough-colored head. juicy sweet maraschino cherry red malt and juicy / resinous american hop nose. lightly toasty, hugely sweet, highly bitter, medium-full body, lasting hop acids and a pleasant doughy mushiness late. admittedly enjoyable to drink, the texture is quite nice, though I don’t care for the sweet red apple and maraschino cherry flavor so much. I find myself liking it about as much as their Crystal Bitter, which had more caramel malt than I usually like, but a nice roundness and fullness of texture to make it enjoyable. this one just seems a little too brutish and a little too sweet up front.