mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber (7%) from Palm Springs. Orange in color with a hint of yellow. Nose is a little hoppy, sort of dry and quite pungent. Dry skunked hop flavor. Not extremely flavorful. Makes me think of a hopped up malt liquor. Finish has some grapefruit peel. Seems to have a woody character to it.
brokensail (9852) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden pour with a white head. Lots of floral and citric hop notes up front, a bit of grass, and some cracker malt. Intensely dry. Light diacetyl aroma on the finish. The flavor is quite dry and moderately bitter. Very heavy on the grass, lots of straw, and some citrus peel. Fairly bland. There’s a light butter note, some hints of bread sweetness, and maybe a touch of pine.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bomber pours totally opaque pale copper with gold edges and off white head. The aroma is a mix of lemon, pine, caramel and breadiness. The taste delivers grapefruit to pine bitterness and then running headlong into sweet caramel malts and some buttery bread. This is an odd tasting IPA. I’m not sure if this is the intent or I grabbed a bad bottle. If you want hop bitterness this has it but the hops just seem bitter and resiny and go poorly with the caramel and breadiness.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruti and caramel flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel linger with light pine and light darker malts.
jredmond (4886) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery with Linh. Pours a clear Anne Holden body with light whIte lacing. Aroma is fresh pale hops. Mouthfeel is lightly dry with notes or bitter hops, bitter citrus, and lift caramel malts.
BrewDad (4606) - Olympia, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012 - Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Good IPA hops aroma and flavors. Nice easy drinking IPA.