bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours clear ruddy copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Med + body. Flavor is citrus, tropical fruit and some fairly roasted malt. IPA? Heavily hopped amber? Who can tell. Fricking supercalafragalisticexpialodocius flavor - or close thereto. If you can get it , get it.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromasof carmel, earthiness, grapefruit zest, pine resin, skunk bud and light lemon zest. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, skunk bud, pine resin and grapefruit zest with a smooth dry bitter lingering dank earthy finish.
j12601 (6453) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I took to a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a very lightly hazed ruby crimson amber with a thin beige head. Big bright citrus on the nose, touches of malt and a bit of spice. Medium bodied, lean malt and a good amount of earth and malt. Chewy malt, a good amount of toast and earthiness. A touch of bitterness and quinine on the finish.
jtclockwork (6259) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jay at Paul’s. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of pine, resin, citrus and earthy malt. Finishes bitter resin. Medium body. Solid initial offering.
Glouglouburp (5883) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A bitter, dry and yeasty coniferous/citrus copper IPA. Pretty good.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 1.5 month after purchase, bottle from my man Jay.
The look: Partly cloudy copper body topped by a large beige head with medium retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is very coniferous, very scented, green pine needles shoved up deep in my nose, freshly cut pine-tree, cedar notes. Taste is very toasted, dry croutons, a bit of caramel, strong yeast presence, mouth drying flour sensation. Assertive hopping that is a whole lot of dry pine-tree and lemon zest and grapefruit flesh. Bitterness sensation of medium-high intensity. Quite dry. Big fluffy lively body, maybe a bit too fluffy/yeasty. Pretty damn good even if I thought the malts lacked definition and presence. I wasn’t disappointed by this beer, and a good way to avoid unnecessary disappointments in life is to not expect a beer rating to explain to you how to avoid unnecessary disappointments in life.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy amber. Great hoppy aroma full of citrus, flowers and pine needles. Flavor has a bit of maltiness with faint sweetness and a nice bitter hoppy finish, citric and piney. Medium-bodied. A good IPA.
kramer (4380) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish copper body under a minimal fizzy off-white head that vanished quickly. The nose is nicely hoppy with some citrusy notes. A little too much toasty and sweet grain below the hops for my tastes though, hopefully this isn’t overly sweet. The flavor really reminds me of a moderately hopped Irish Ale more than what I’m expecting from an IPA. Lots of toasty and husky malt below the minimally bitter citrusy hops. This doesn’t reach up into IPA level as far as I’m concerned. If this is their most aggressive beer, then they need to expand their horizons a bit. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. This one just doesn’t do it for me.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only 34 ibu, nope not for me. Lol I hate those people. Great huge hoppy ipa with a touch of malt sweetness
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Pours bronze hazy slightly orange with a huge head, aroma of pineapple, mango, vanilla, pleasant, flavor is bitter and dry with tangerine and grapefruit, medium to full body, nice brew
OldGrowth (2351) - North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from Half Time Beverage. Good aroma, sweet, fruity. citrus with some mango, caramel, little pine. nice clean brownish orange color, good initial head, faded quickly to a ring. Bitter sweet flavor, medium bodied, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Pretty tasty. nice aroma. Solid IPA, gets my hopes up for the others I bought from them.