argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear albeit flecked dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, pine, some grapefruit, light spicy, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel, some cantaloupe, light alcohol. Sticky medium body.
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color with a white head. Nose is sweet orange with some grapefruit. A weird hint of banana, some pine, grass, and sweet caramel. Decent citrus flavor, mild bitterness, caramel, and light pine. Orange and grapefruit, grass, and some toasted bread.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, woody hops and light fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, tobacco and earthiness with a smooth dry lingering tobacco finish.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Daily Pint. Thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Full haze red pour. Thicker white head with thick, complete lacing. Nose is mild vegetal, detergent, fresh strawberry, dusty. Taste is massively bitter, dusty, astringent, nutty, abrasive. Long, chemical palate. Harsh and abrasive.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Pine aroma. Pine and caramel flavor with grapefruit and light summer fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and caramel lingers with grapefruit and light summer fruit.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just picked up this $9 bomber at Tom’s Farm in Corona. It pours with a clear copper body that supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up plenty of cherry and plum fruity esters (ok, what style is this?) as well as sweet candy like citrus notes. The taste is very much the same, sadly, where sweet dark fruity esters and malt sweetened muted citrus hop flavor rule the experience and run it right into the $9 per bomber ground (wtf!). Around the edges of the flavor I get a modest degree of resiny hops that don’t come close to pulling this aged mess together. I’m not too happy about paying full price for such an old tasting bottle.
DuffMan (6644) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from DocJitsu in the OTM BIF, thanks Dennis! Lovely deep reddish-orange pour. Very frgrant hoppy nose, interesting combo of florals and green notes with some sweet melon too. Very pungent hoppy palate, green notes of crushed nettles and pine, background notes of marijuana and ripe tropical fruits. Very fresh and complex. The finish is long and intensely bitter with a slight medicinal quality. An interesting hop profile that deviates from the standard "grapefruit and pine" profile found in many Cali and PNW IPA’s, in a positive way. Delicious.
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper coloured body with a thin off-white head and a nice bronze glow. Aroma of metal, light malt, a lot of hops and even more alcohol. Medium-bodied; Deep metallic and pungent bitterness from alcohol and hops with a good deep resinous flavour and quite a bit of metal. Aftertaste shows tons of alcohol, a lot of hops, metal and a bit of earth. Overall, a strong and robust beer with metallic notes more than hops and perhaps too deep and pungent in flavour. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US8.99 sampled at home in Washington after returning from Alaska on 27-May-2013.
radagast83 (4548) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz draft. Poured a clear golden amber color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was citrus notes, pale malt character. Flavor was nice, citrus notes, touch of caramel. Really drinkable. Pretty enjoyable. Alcohol very well hidden in this brew.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at Country wine and spirits
Appearance: Clear golden with a big off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Pale malts and citrus
Taste: Citrus, caramel, earthy, finishes with a mild bitterness
A nice clean beer. Very little bitterness. The only thing that would make this a IIPA is the ABV, which is hidden well.