Travlr (15095) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Draft at Fremont coutesy of ajax25g, thank you sir! Hazy golden color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of fruity and funky straw. Taste is dusty barnyard fruit.
bhensonb (12135) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy dark gold with a 3 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Lots of hop. Seems floral and resin. Earthy as well. Med + body. Starts with lots of hop. Many types, but they leave with bubble gum behind. Then it goes earthy, fruity citrus. This stuff suggests Belgian, but has really cool hops. And it is earthy beneath it all. Delicious, brilliant, effing great ale. Complex to me.
argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Large rocky off-white head, nice lacing, lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, grass/pine, some spicy, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grass/pine, spicy, some lemon, pepper. Medium body, light resin.
Ratman197 (10850) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, light lemon zest and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest, light spice and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle at home. Pours clear orange with a large, frothy and foamy white head, medium-short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, coconut, pine and resin hops, papaya and mango, pepper, Pils and cracker malt. Flavor is fruity esters, heavy hops and moderate bitterness, supporting crisp malt and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate to heavy carbonation.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Jon’s place on the 4th. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma has slightly dank, piney hops in the nose with fruity yeast, tropical fruit, and orange citrus. A touch tart. Slightly earthy, bitter hoppy flavor. Bready yeast. Lemon citrus. Fairly high bitterness. Kind of interesting but could use some work.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized sticky white head. Good head retention and the lacing may take a Brillo pad to remove. The aroma is big hop notes... citrus, tropical and floral notes. Faint malts. The taste is huge, intense citrus notes with pith, tropical and herbal notes also. Caramel malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation, a little weird, but solid.
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pours a clear pale orange color with a medium fizzy white head and short strings of lace. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Medium body with flavors of lemon zest, yeast and touches of malt. The finish is sweet with a short yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
marcus (7297) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a foamy off-white head and a fruit and yeast aroma. There is a funky fruit and caramel malt flavor with a huge yeast presence and a bitter finish. Very barnyard.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep bronze golden with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a fresh lemon and grapefruit hoppy nose with a healthy amount of light caramel and biscuity malts. Starts with good lightly toasted malty sweetness quickly giving way to assertively bitter and semi-tart citrusy hops that linger into the finish. Well-balanced, true to the hoppy saison/Belgian IPA style and pretty drinkable too.