FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow color with a medium sized rocky white head. Rich, juicy candied citrus, lemon grass, and a high pine tone in the aroma. Earthy, herbal hop flavors up front. Grassy, dewy flavors emerge. Ruddy, resinous piney hop presence later manifests. Lingering citrus and mown grass in the finish, with a pine bite and faint alcohol presence. Mouthfeel is medium, rather dry.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, courtesy of jarspag as a BONUS (Thanks, Jared!), pours a hazy yellow with a one finger bright white head, moderate lacing. Aroma is wet, grassy hops (oh, yeah!), with light pine and citrus. Flavor follows the aroma nicely, with a milder but lasting hops bite, plenty of grass, pine and citrus presence, and the slightest warming. This is a stellar fresh hop IPA, and yet another hit from Port/Lost Abbey; big shock!
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20071031 Bomber snagged at Julios. Pretty usual IPA appearance - golden with medium to small off-white head of fine, scarcely lacing foam. Aroma is somewhat citrusy, lightly resinous, full-on floral notes, touches of cut grass, and tempered by mild ginger hints. The body is medium in heft, creamy at first, full across the middle, but finishing with an increasing astringency and thinning feel. Flavors are decidedly malty up front with cracker, cookie, and yeasty French bread quickly waning to the abundance of resinous hops, lemon grass, spruce, and touches more of ginger. Glad I was in the mood for hops when shopping at Julios, because this beer is really hitting the spot.
greenroombrew (1) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2007 does not count
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
good strong hopped ipa, but i feel that better hops could have been used. the aroma is great but the taste lacks depth. Unfortunately it makes for a poor representation of a San Diego IPA, which is the best beer in the country (seriously). Sadly it yields to Chico’s fresh hop Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop IPA. Which I hate to love but I do for it’s balanced fresh flavor and awesome aroma and finish.
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden, no haze. Slightly creamy feel, some fine foam, citric hop nose with some grassy character, mildly sweet, more nose than bitterness. Enjoyed the feel, and dropped out malts with high resolution hop aromas.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ The Bistro Wet Hop Fest. Cloudy, pale copper color with a bright white head. Vegetal hop aroma with some citrus and lemongrass notes. Hop forward flavor but surprisingly malty. Vegetalness does not show up in the flavor.
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
purchased bomber at BevMo. this beer does it for me. its a nice departure from very malty and sweet IPAs. dry finish and a long lingering bitterness. very green tasting like pine and grass. bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color. hoppy goodness.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bistro. Pours with a hazy yellow color, looks unfiltered. Aromas of grapefruit and some floral notes. Not as hoppy as expected, fairly mellow. Finishes with a strong bitterness, but on the palate it is mainly citrus and a bit of pine.
millerbean (2) - USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
overall not bad but not at all as good as last years High tide A disapointment It Lacks the flavor and overall smell and feel
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer departs the 22 ounce bottle a beclouded yellowish orange with an exorbitant creamy white head that slowly fades away, the resultant lace a nice occluding sheet upon the glass. Nose has a big citrusy, grassy, flowery aroma, the malt sweet, crisp and clean. Start is sweet at the front, with the malt pronounced and the hops spicy, top is medium in feel. Finish has an invigorating hop spiciness, the acidity agreeable, with the hop spicy aftertaste permanently bolted to the palate.