zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Hazy orange pour with a fluffy white head. Citrus and grassy flavor at the start with some floral hops and light cereal notes. Citrus and floral hops at the start of the flavor with a very dry grass and hay combination in the middle. Finishes with a sticky citrus and hop aftertaste. A bit dry on the palate.
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber pours copper colored with a huge biege head. Smells of caramel, cereal grains just a bit of pine. Big malt taste, caramel, pine, and a metallic taste. Mouthfeel is medium thick and finish is bitter but very long.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was surprisingly yeasty. Amber pour with yeast and hops in the aroma. A sweet body with malt and yeast flavors. I didnít like the finish of this beer. A very chemical bitterness that probably came more from the yeast than the hops.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a deep copper.amber hue with an initial huge over carbonated head and left spotty lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of crystal and bready malts, grassy and herbal hops, hint of mint, slightly oxidized and yeasty. The taste is rather bland for an IPA (more akin to an ESB/Amber Ale), balanced well enough but the hops really are muted and then there is an "old" character that is part wet cardboard and part acidic. The mouth feel is lively but honestly not all that refreshing, chalky and yeasty with medicinal notes. Additionally, the over carbonation tends to just make me burp alot. Utterly forgettable, I hope the stout is better.
Nephilium (1150) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This starts with a touch of sweetness, and biscuit in the aroma. Pours a highly carbonated, clear amber, with a giant light tan head. Thin bitter taste, not much in the way of malts. Not a bad beer, but needs either some more balance, or some pine and citrus notes added.
bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours ruddy amber with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of mild roast malt and some citrusy hop. Med body. Flavor is floral/citrus over some slightly harsh roast caramel. Doesnít seem all that bitter, but itís not Imperial. It drinks pretty good.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear light copper amber with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel and almost nutty nose with some EKG hoppiness. Starts with a light caramel malty sweetness with some toasted flavor and a light citrusy hop flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. Could use a more assertive hoppy flavor and a smoother sweetness. This seems more like a hoppy amber or red ale than an IPA.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of, um, bland, actually. Copper colored -oh, alright, Iíll call it rust colored. Very malty in both the aroma and flavor - actually seems like more of an ESB. A lot of caramel, with just a hint of a hop bite.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber. Pale slightly cloudy amber ale w/ average white head. Barely bitter enough not to piss me off. Has an off-putting nose that comes back in the palate, metallic...
pottygok (346) - Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Very faint hints of caramel malt, but not much here.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin head that dissipates quickly.
Taste: Medium bitterness with a light sourness.
Palate: Full bodied with a slick texture, lively carbonation and a long finish.
Overall: Itís a very solid beer and extremely drinkable. Not outstanding, but certainly a well crafted beer thatís quite tasty and would find a home in my fridge or at parties.