Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, dank bud, earthiness, pine resin and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, dank bud and pine resin with a smooth dry bitter lingering pine resin finish.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid IPA, with lovely complex citrus taste. Very drinkable. Carbonation is right there. Bottle from 20 West Side Wine and Spirits. Slightly orange colour, good retained head.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Andy’s courtesy of Jen. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Spicy hops on the nose, a faint hint of cattyness. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, chewy malt with some hops. Sweet into the finish with a bit of toastiness and a touch of bitterness. Not too bad.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A basic pale American IPA with an appreciable dryness. Decent.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed (probably fresh) immediately after receiving it from cetherid, thanks a lot Chris .
The look: Almost clear orangy golden body topped by a persistent off-white head.
In long: Nose is only moderately hoppy with basic fruity (citrusy and others) and light piney notes, a beer that uses new breed of hops to create a common American IPA aroma. In mouth the beer has a body that is a bit on the light side and medium carbonation. Discreet semi-toasted cereals, low sweetness sensation, not-so-assertive hopping leading to a medium and dry bitterness that is mostly fruity. The rather dry finish makes it a bomber you can drink in a matter of minutes, I know I did. Not very tasty, far from aromatic by today’s standard, but highly drinkable. I give this one a passing grade even though there was nothing special here. A Galaxy Hero sounds like an awesome powerful hero, plus we need to replace Superman anyway because in 2013 the poor dude just can’t find a phone booth to change anymore.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like one of those non regular starburst packs.Flavor is good, a mild and fruity one.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle, pours a clean golden hue with a mostly lasting frothy head and very good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has big citrus and tropical fruit esters along with light dankness and resiny notes. Minerally earthiness along with fresh bready grains as well. The taste is uber balanced with brash bitterness countered by fair handed maltiness supported by some spicy and earthy notes. Lively mouth feel with some metallic notes, not overly aggressive nor sharp. The finish is indeed dry but a tad short for my only bitch about this. This exceeded my expectations since many of the styled new hop breed IPA are one-note or just too high alpha. This is takes me to the cliff edge but does not push me over. Mikey Likey and I hope Eric does too.
Mora2000 (5147) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to errl for sharing this bottle. Golden-orange pour with a white head. The aroma is full of tropical fruit with some pineapple, mango and biscuit. The flavor is similar and also very nice. I get a lot of tropical fruit notes with a low level of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Brandon - thanks! Nice pineapple and mango citrus nose and taste - more pronounced on taste than smell. Well balanced. Light and crisp.
TheAlum (4986) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 22 oz bottle from Binnys Marcey (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice amber golden hue, mellow haziness, lots of glowing orange and sunset glow throughout. Some lively carbonation, darker middle with a cakey offwhite head atop, big and sticks around well, sustains and laces pretty well. Nice look. Aromas are big melange of Galaxy and Zythos, tropical fruit meets melon, florals, tangerine and citrusy lemon. Firm hop bouquet with some bready malts, pale grains, and some doughy sweetness. Big hops are fresh and vibrant, earthy and bitter, some pine, lots of florals, and a rich melange of fruit. Really nice and fresh. Initial is lighter end of the fold, very frangrant mirrors into the taste. Lots of Galaxy and Zythos, melon and tropical fruit, earthy and firm to strong bitter earth, pine, florals, and fruit. The middle is a touch thinner than I recall regular Anti-Hero, making it more drinkable for me. Bubblegum, tropical fruit, melon and citrus. Florals, a bit lighter into the backend. A medium dry bitter finish. I get a ton of fruit flavor and some really nice action up front and in the middle. The backend could use some more bitterness but the flavors are really where this beer gets it right. A touch sweet on a really mellow end of the fold, but this is a tasty one. Firm hoppy finish, dryness, some bready malt, fruit, and touch of bubblegum at times. Pretty nice. A bit underwhelming compared to my expectations, but a pretty nice beer made better by the hop choice. A little sweet overall, I scored it the same as Fistcal.. but I think I might rather have Fistcal on a regular basis.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really nice tropical presence with a bit of dank citrus in the background. Fairly dry and moderately bitter.