rosenbergh (9525) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
22 oz bottle. From a kiosk in Portland, OR.
Deep amber golden color with a small foamy white head.
Gym hall, sweat, apples and mild sweetness in the aroma... downright horrible aroma... I’m about to throw up...
The flavor is vomit, pine, birch... all the woods and dryness and sweetness. Incredibly bad. I can’t give any craft brew points as the beer is undrinkable.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall can, shared with Parksy. Medium orange amber, massive off white head. Caramel and citrus with piney undertones, quite malty, moderate bitterness. Not bad.
euniceradio (351) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours hazy amber, HUGE creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts and grapefruit. Taste is caramel, grapefruit, light pine. Finish is grapefruit bitter, powerful and long-lasting.
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fred Mayer, Portland
Amber color, darker shade, bright, clean, with small head. Strangely, the aroma is cheesy. Lean mouthfeel, rather dry; the flavor is mostly caramel with a light bready and biscuity tone, lightly cheesy; strong bitterness but without the expected hop brightness, some resins are there though.
Because of the strong yeast and caramel character, this beer reminds a lot an ESB, with more hopping.
Weird but not bad. Unexpected.
maekchu (3048) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Caramel nose, with strong piney hops, weeds, herbs. Rich bright copper color with a thick, chunky head. Chewy caramel, hops slathered on with a trowel. Hops presence rises through mid palate and even final. Medium-heavy body, with a definite hop texture. Well, this is nearly a solid bar of hopped caramel. A bit much.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a great IPA. Some hops but more malts. Hopefully it was old because it wasn’t too great.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber from Roth’s. Deep copper in color upon pouring. Nose is a little bready with some sweet fruitiness. Strong grapefruit peel throughout. A little breadiness as well. Somewhat one dimensional. Strong grapefruit peel finish.
joelwhite (32) - - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting IPA malty flavor up front with a great hop finish. The smell is deceiving to the flavor. Good beer!
stevoj (3332) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can see why the ratings on this are all over the place. For hop heads, probably a delight. Unassuming aroma, with full on bitterness in the taste, some metallic, some soapy funk. One saving grace is a beautiful pour with nice thick head and lacing.
Salmoniform (1268) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from tallboy to glass. Copper hue with creamy tan head that lingered. Suspended particles. Aroma is caramel, pine, yeast, citrus oil, grassy. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is sweet followed by a nice hop bitterness that extends through the finish. Oxidation in the finish. Overall this is a decent beer, but is overly yeasty and oxidized. I’m not sure how old the can is (due to a lack of date), so it may be issues with age/handling rather than the brewing.