StefanSD (2131) - Lakeside, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent brass color with a medium white head that soon recedes to a film. The aroma features ripe citrus, mostly oranges and tangerines, and a bit of bubble gum. The taste is unlike the nose, the oranges never really materialize, instead I get a neutral bitterness with limes, a bit of grapefruit, resins and bread. The palates is full and silky with lively carbonation. The finish is dry and medium in duration. Overall: Interesting take on the old IPA, and at $4 a bomber its a good value. I will have to try more from this brewery--seems promising.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery in late June. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a small white head. Aromas are slightly low on the hops, but what is there is herbaceous, tangerine, citrus. Low caramel malt, medium esters. Flavors are dry and surprisingly boozy for the stated ABV, tangerine, citrus zest, hoppy, low malt. Lively bubbles with a dry finish.
SDalkoholic (2146) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Poured a golden elixir with a frothy topping of white foam head. There is an undeniable smell of alcohol while being fruity with scents of an orange orchard. Also, there is a woody aroma or hint of vanilla extract lurking in the background. The drink is confusing because there is a sturdy backbone of malts while any taste of funky hops that comes off extremely fruity. Flavors include lemon zest, lime juice, sweet grilled onion and a taste of alcohol. There is also sweet bread and buttery biscuit taste in the finish that doesnít quite seem right. $5 for bomber isnít fair and decent so even though I didnít like the taste of this beer, my overall score ranked up an extra point.
mjg74 (2492) - 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 (10916) - 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. Thereís a light butter note, some hints of bread sweetness, and maybe a touch of pine.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - 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. Iím 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 (6858) - 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 (5330) - 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 (4996) - Olympia, Washington, 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.