scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biscuity crackermeal aroma, toasted golden. Dark gold, strong white head. Very one sided and lacks a hoppy balance. More crackermeal, dries out in the finish as the toasty body subsides rather than something contrasting coming up to meet it. Drinkable.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - very respectable idea, and unlike SN’s "estate" beer, it isn’t twice as much as their regular offerings - pours a hazy straw color - well-sustained, soapy lace - a very dry pale ale, with a lot of crackery, dusty malts - the fairly strong hop profile compliments this fairly well - they are fairly bitter, but don’t taste all the fresh - a bit of lemony character on the tail end, along with some toasted grains - it has a few minor flaws, but it’s quite good.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Mark for sharing the bottle brought back from Oregon! Pours a hazy glowing pale orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is a zesty burst of citric fruits and a bit of a peppery spiciness. Very fresh fruits with a nice strong malt backbone. Flavor starts again with a quick shot of citric fruits, some mango, nectarine, very juicy hops. The malts really come in strong, I feel like they were more present than a lot of other american pale ales. Nice bready graininess to balance the lightly bitter finishing hops. Medium to full body and a soft yet prickly carbonation. Very quaffable pale ale.
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. lightly hazed golden wheat body, patchy, sticky, billowy white head - gorgeous head retention. nose of crusty dried crackers, snappy and dry hop cones, light pine wood, light lemon zest, light cracked grains and pils/pale malt. husky, somewhat assertive cracked grains and dried/stale crackers up front; medium to heavy dryness. hops are dry and pungent but also resemble something like dried garbage and dried/stale vegetables, as if they’re green but extremely far away from fresh. finishes with a mild chalkiness and without really deciding what it wants to be. generic pale ale, underhopped IPA, i’m not really sure. as a whole there are bright spots (dryness, crackers, light zest from the yeast) but the malt is far too rough and it finishes as a very forgettable beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a huge orange-beige head that lingers and produces good lacing. The aroma was sour and tangy with a light fruity hop presence. The flavor was bitter, tart and dryish with moderate fruity hops and light floral hops and a light caramel undertone. The finish was long with tart and tangy fruity hops. Medium body. Not the kind of beer that I would seek out, yet pleasant enough that I could drink it all night happily. Solid.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange, with foamy cream head, aromas of floral hops, pines and citrus with a slight malt hidded in there, the flavor comes across pretty bitter but pleasant. Overall drinkable and enjoyable!
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a tall, fluffy white head. Herbal and citrusy hops combined with toasted malt, and earthy notes make up the aroma. Taste is strong herbal hops, citrus fruit, hop oils and toasted malt. Lots of earthiness to this as well. Touch of pine coming through too. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Ends with more big herbal hops, citrus oils, grapefruit juice, earthy notes, and a soft maltiness.
tankdog419 (2) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
floral, grass, hay, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent golden bronze with a well-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet grainy pale malts with a floral juicy citrus hop character. Starts with average fullness and good carbonation with a little toasty grainy malty flavor and some citric grapefruity notes before a much drier, slightly earthy and bitter finish that lingers. The bitterness cuts away at the drinkability and there’s not enough sweetness to balance it.
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from South Bay Drug. Joey da man! Pours hazy apricot with a large foamy white head. Very attractive. Aroma is floral with a lemony snap. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is oddly papery malt with a definite citrus bite. Lots of florality with that. Something like an odd strongly bitter ESB. IBUs must be large. It ends with a little citrus, and a fair amount of bitter. It’s really good ale.