BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy orange with thick off-white foamy head. Smells of hops, light yeast, and light citrus. Tastes of hops, malts, citrus, bitter, and light sourness. Has a thick mouth feel with light carbonation.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fairly light-colored pour, golden/amber, slightly hazy. Firm pillow-top of a head. The aroma is a little musty ... maybe even a hint at wild fermentation? The beer drinks with a bit of grit, an interesting rye twist predominates. There’s definitely a full-on American hop sting riding the wavetops. I can drink this in great volumes. (#5476, 3/28/2014)
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ Gift ][ Ratebeer Stemless Taster ][ 3/22/14 ]
>> Pours a murky tangerine color with nice, off-white creme topper. Nose is sticky orange, sweet tangerine. Taste is husky grain, big silky rye dextrin, tangerine peel. Not so bad. Big density.
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber colour, white head. Aroma of hops, straw, rye bread and rubber. Bitter flavour, hops, rubber, hard bitter. Bitter hoppy finish and (again) rubber.
(from 66cL(?) bottle shared after work)
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Woodmans in the Falls. Pours a clear orange with a foamy white head leaving a lot of spongy lacing. Aroma has pine, citrus, and some bread. Taste is of sweet rye, tangy pine needles, some lemon and faintly some biscuity malts. Very dry and quite sweet. Medium bodied with a tinge of alcohol. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet, with length, and bone dry. Not the hoppiest brew, but between the pine and the rye, possibly the driest.
jhp40219 (299) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a small white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Big aroma of citrus, (grapefruit, orange, tangerine), biscuits, wheat, rye, bit of pine. Taste is tangerine, grapefuit, wheat, dough, with a hint of rye, pine and peach. a bit of a let down after the nice aroma. Rye taste and spicyness is very subdued. Very dry and bitter finish full of citrus hops and wheat malt. Medium bodied, slick texture with a bit of thickness to it, medium-high carbonation. Certainly a good IPA, but I was hoping for a stronger rye presence. Worth your time and money.
Chudwick (1966) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 rerate of another 2013 bottle conditioned bomber into Le Duvel - more citrus this time and bigger body. fairly bitter. Malty backbone but definitely more hops than not.
Bomber (bottle conditioned in 2013) - I grace this beverage by pouring it into my Duvel tulip glass. I like the smell better from the bottle than from the glass. From the bottle it’s grapefruit but from the glass I especially get dust. Very hoppy in the finish, but not a big as advertised. Front end is weak. Underwhelmed overall. Don’t dislike it, but the body is too thin, perhaps because it is too cold. Not a fan. Well, let’s kill this rhino and finish the green tea before it cools. 6/4/7/2/12 or 3.1 on 3/8/2014
Jorn69 (761) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Ölprovning på Havregatan 7 mars 2014. Flaska från Systembolaget (74:-). Fruktig och humlig, frisk med en bra beska, en viss torrhet finns, medelfyllig.
tore_pettersen (195) - - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, uklar med medium hvitt skum. Aroma av humle og appelsin, bitter smak. Tørr, lang og bitter ettersmak.
Vighals (956) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tåkete brunorange i fargen med tynt hvitt skum. Appelsinskall, grape korn og humlelukt. Stram bitter humle og grape i smaken. Bitterheten sitter godt igjen.