anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, tangerine, and grass. Flavor of grass, caramel, citrus, pine, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good to be the 10th rater. Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. (Fred’s the man for beer!) Pours a light amber gold with a four finger creamy/bubbly/frothy white head. Aroma is a cross between orange zest and cat pee. Execellent beginning. Med body. Flavor is lots of (to me) citrusy hop over a decently roasty caramel. Bitter assaults the tongue, yet there is a certain lurking sweetness. It’s not a NW mouth burner, but it is a seriously smooth and hoppy ale. Finishes nicely bitter. Seems to be more resin in the finish than citrus. Almost earthy.
brokensail (10645) - 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.
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Tasting Room. Clear golden beer with a decent lasting head. Hoppy pine apple aroma, citrus, floral, mango, grassy, biscuits, pine, some herbal notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, grassy, citrus, pine apples, mango, peach. Slightly thin bodied.
jtclockwork (8046) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, salted caramel malt, grapefruit rind and resin/pine. Finishes dry resin/pine with touch of sap. Some buttery notes. Lighter than medium body.
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Rough Draft tastinr room, 18/04/14.
Clear golden with a moderate white swirl and edgeing.
Nose is tangerine, subtle hops, toasted malt, btter orange, light pine.
Taste is orange squash, citric sherbets, grass, light pine, toasted malts.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in a semi drying close.
BMan1113VR (7835) - 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.
bb (6797) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - 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.