bvc (1123) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brouwers, listed on the menu as 7.5%. Clear, bit of a copper tint, sticky looking head. Mostly forward with the cascades, earthy, bitter citrus with some noticeable spice undertones light caramel malt in the base. Light earthy citrus rind up front, moves into quite a bit of spice then finishes with some malt sweetness. Lingering bittering in the finish and pretty sticky feeling.
beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Scent is fruit and pine. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine. Love it!
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz Bomber: Pours a almost clear golden color with a frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting. Has a bursting hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Flavor is hoppy sweet with a spicy bite and citrus notes in the bitter finish.
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is amber with a nice white lacey head. Piney, citrus, hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy with a nice malty balance. More bitter than hop aroma. Finishes dry. Clean. Light to medium body. Quality ipa.
after4ever (5729) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pint defiance. Pours a clear bronzed medium amber with a loose white head. Sweet tangy tropical fruit nose, oranges and mangos and apricots. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and a great tropical fruit hop showcase on the mid palate, with a long oily hop bitey finish. Good beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2006 Total Score: 4.3
Bomber. This is a great IPA! Pours deeply red with lots of copper overtones. Sudsy white film over the top of that. Big pine blossoms on the nose, softened with an almost palpable creaminess...vanilla? I donít know where that note is coming from or how to describe it. Maybe one small part of this beerís mission was to wake me up to the realization that itís best when having something *good* about a beer be the part you canít put your finger on. Itís not like I was in any danger of thinking I knew it all, but this beer has a pleasant mystery to the fragrance.
The taste is unambiguously great. This is probably my favorite of the pine-dominated IPAs (if there is such a grouping of beers). At least, it is for the foreseeable future, which is never very long with beer. Thereís plenty of softness to the body, but itís not watery at all; itís rich and even a bit raw at the end. Some bubbly harshness at the back of the throat is perfect for a beer with such a nicely dried, bitter finish. I could not only drink this beer all day, Iíd set aside a day to do it.
pdx77 (782) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught at Pelican Pub. Bright citrus and floral hop notes balanced with a pleasing bitterness.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Crisp clear orange with foamy white head. Acidic hop aroma, great. Body is more roundly malty with aroma hops dominating. Tart bitter hop finish. Quite nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of soapy lacing. Aroma is citrusy pines and florals with somewhat spicy resins and a touch of caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of citruses with a bit of a juicy sweetness, pines, florals, a bunch of resins with a light spiciness, and a touch of caramel towards the end. Finishes dry, resiny, and bitter with plenty of juicy citruses. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable IPA. Lots of juicy, resiny, piney, and floral citruses with just a touch of caramel. Good one.
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very citrusy cascade notes on the nose, very citrusy/spicy hop flavor without being overly bitter. Great mouthfeel & smooth semisweet finish.
umich03jm (1309) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from trade with michaelinwa. Pours a very clear golden orange color with a nice frothy head that quickly fades. Big webbing on the glass. Spicy and citrus hop aroma with some malt as well. Taste is heavy on the citrus hops but not too much. Strong bitterness and very tingly spicy finish. Nice malt backbone as well. A really good IPA but a bit too citrusy for my liking. Love the spicy finish though.