ryecatcher (879) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a slightly hazy orangey color with a slightly off-white head excellent retention and lacing. Nose is some hops, a little dankness, with a hint of straw and Belgian yeast. Mouth is tropical fruity hops up front, then some dough and yeast, finishes rather abruptly. Good, but not great.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not sure what the deal is on this one... Had this via growler when it was originally released.. Aroma was bright with tropical fruit forwardness, somewhat dank and extremely bright... Flavor on the other hand didn’t contribute as much. Semi-sweet crystal malt it seems with a semi-fresh citrus hop sensation that really didn’t live up to its nose. Just shy of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Pretty drinkable overall with a nose that quite I overcame the flavor. Def needs to be consumed fresh.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable if simple beer. Bomber from the brewery. Not a lot of complexity, but the flavors do come through and there is a little burst of citrus. Pours a nice golden color with a small head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fresh floral and citrus. Not really very hoppy. Some cereal. Taste is very similar to the aroma. Some floral and cereal with very moderate hopping and a little burst of citrus on the tongue. A good beer that is very drinkable. I enjoyed it.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from pawola. Clear and golden in color with a small white head. Juicy fruit aroma, and I mean the gum and not some fruits that you can squeeze loads of juice from. Maybe a hint of orange there and a touch of grapefruit. A bit thin and lacking of much flavor. Pretty damn watery. Slight juicy fruit flavor, but not much of it.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma is nicely fruity and rich belgian yeast spiciness. strong floral and spice hop note, citric. Flavor bursts with citric and belgian spicy notes, simple but very drinkable and smooth, refreshing and citric. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Very good
ccex (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a clear reddish orange with small white head and some lacing. Smells like an IPA with citrus, piney, and floral hops up front. Aroma is the same with the hops dominating. There are hints of melon, honeysuckle, orange and lemon without very much in the way of malts or yeast. Body is medium. Tastes on the sweet side at first with a nice bitter finish. Very enjoyable, but it didn’t make me say Wow. Worth trying again.
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity with strong hops. Has a strong bite from the hops but the aftertaste hits the citrus notes. Lemon and grapefruit. Belgian yeast not as noticeable, more similar to a citrusy IPA.
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from pantanap...thanks Kan! - Pours clear light amber with a thin white head. Nose is dank, oniony hops, citrus, light pine, and grass. Real pungent, and only a hint of sweet malt peeks through. Taste still has the oniony, garlicy, piney hops, but a lightly spicy sweet bread malt base underneath. Real smooth velvety mouthfeel, gentle carbonation, and a fairly hefty body. Good stuff.
Scipio (740) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear red with a minimal white head. Aroma consists of pine, spice, oranges, and some melon impressions. Melon and some spicy yeasty flavors dominate the taste. Lemon and orange are in here as well. Aftertaste is floral and slightly fruity. This is light in body with a thin mouthful. Watery actually. Some hints of carbonation are involved. I don’t think that this is anything very special to be honest. It really doesn’t agree with me.
HonkeyBra (3585) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a glowing orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of big pine and citrus hops intertwined with spicy belgian yeast. Flavor is sippy, lots of nice belgian yeast and bitter hop notes. Some citrus, song banana, and mild spice tones. It’s medium bodied, finishes long and bitter.