killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very apt name considering it tastes like a forest floor. Lot of wood, lot of pine. Looks fantastic with a great head. Leaves a nice bitter tang in your mouth long after it is gone. Solid IPA with the bonus of being organic.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured a foggy, burnt orange with a huge, i repeat, HUGE, white head. Aroma of peppery hops, and earthy, woodsy notes. Well carbonated and crisp hop flavors. Had a dab of maybe caramel sweetness, and buttery hops for balance. Dry finish that was herbal and hoppy.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The hops are so acrid it ruins the actual flavor of the ale. A good example how trying to simply get a bitter IPA can go all wrong.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Bomber from South Bay. Bright amber in color. Harsh acrid hop aroma. Dry hoppy, spiced flavors. Somewhat bready. Spicy hop finish. Good drinkable IPA. My first Roots.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s, Seattle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Malty hoppy bitter flavor with pine needles and citrus hints. Has a long dry very hoppy bitter piney finish.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Zathrus13 for this bottle. Pours out a light copper color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is of resiny/pine hops with a touch of sweetness. Taste is of nice piney/citrusy hops with slight caramel and a little bit of earth, with a bitter resiny finish. Very solid and drinkable IPA. Well done
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. I wasn’t expecting such a good beer, very nice. Pours cloudy orange/amber with a huge, sudsy white head, sticky spider web lace. Smells slightly nutty and astringent, citrusy hoppy. Tastes super bitter, slightly nutty, grassy and damn bitter! Just a hint of sweetness. Medium body, mouth paralyzing bitter, vibrant carbonation
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear copper with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine and light orange. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine with a crisp lightly dry lingering bitter finish.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance for an organic IPA. Maybe a touch too much hops. The head was incredible. Nice aroma of piney hops. Best organic IPA ever.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/6/08 on draught at the Dog and Pony, Renton, Wa. Aroma is very citrusy with a near perfect sweet malt balance. Appearance is clear gold with a well maintained white head and good lacing. Flavor is a very even sweet malt to earthy hop balance with more citrus and true excellent simplicity. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a moderate carb texture and a resiny finish. Overall, a very easy drinking IPA.