Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head. Pine and citrus hops with a slightly sweet malty aroma. Flavor is grapefruit, floral hops, caramel and a bit of toastiness before the huge bittering middle hits. Hops smack through to the finish and there is lingering malty sweetness. Solid and very drinkable.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA, on 8/30/10. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Faint aroma of earthy, herbal hops with a bit of caramel. The taste is earthy hops, nutty notes and toffee. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malt, slight diacetyl, light pine, and oregano. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Cloudy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Earth, and water. Medium body. Average, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hops, Earth, water, and slight pine finish is dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head, fair retention and spotty lacing. Murky, chunky with an amber orange color, ugly sumbitch. Light nose of citrus fruits, faint pine and malts. Medium bodied, tough carbonation, somewhat astringent. Pineapple and citrus flavors, dry maltiness, leafy. Dry, bitter finish. Tough call. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
Ratman197 (9542) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of Cletus poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, earthiness, light peach and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, caramel malt, sweet tea. Flavor of caramel malt, tropical fruits, unsweetened iced tea, bitter hops and citrus hops. A pretty good IPA, not my personal favorite hop combination but enjoyable.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pors hazy orange with a large white head. Smells of grapefruit, melon, some perfumy hints. Tastes of citrus, some resiny touches, peppery with a bitter finish.
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. A hazy orange pour with a thin off white head. Scent of grapefruit and earth. Taste is bitter hops and very creamy. VERY GOOD. Want more.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark copper with small but persistent offwhite head. The aroma is lovely, subtle fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, date, cotton candy, and a bit of toasty malt. The flavor is surprising with the assertive bitterness... off to a good start. There is a fruity melon, strawberry, and tangerine mix in there with a toasty backbone. Toward the finish is takes on more of a date and fig sweetness behind piney bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Pretty good stuff.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dense copper coloured body with a super hazy orange glow and a thin tan head. Aroma of bright, strong, high alpha acid hops, a touch of citrus and a lot of pine - nice and cloying! Medium-bodied; Strong, super assertive and bittering hops that hit like metal and resin. Very nice and pungent bitterness at the finish with a touch of light herbal sweetness, but a lot of hops, a good balance of malt and way more hops - nice. Overall, a super potent and very hoppy finish with a good malt balance, slight amount of sweetness, but this one really is all about the hops. Probably as hoppy as you can get for a beer with this gravity - but it’s well enjoyed by me! I’d recommend this for people who REALLY like hops, but don’t necessarily like Imperial IPAs (like me). This one is lighter in alcohol than those, but still high. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 11-September-2010 (9 year anniversary).