DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - NOV 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
- on tap @ Farmhouse in Chicago. Every now and then a beer comes along that takes me by surprise and makes me happy. This is such a beer. Very new to the craft beer scene, I hadn’t even heard of them when I found this on tap at Farmhouse, and even the bartender couldn’t offer much info. Bright hazy orange, low creamy orange-tinted head. Luscious aroma of fresh tropical fruit (mango, guava, lychee, ruby grapefruit) with a touch of pine. Palate is juicy and literally bursting with fruity hop character. The malts are in perfect balance here, adding structure without stealing anything from the hops. Finish is long and very bitter. A refreshing, balanced, and highly drinkable hop bomb. Wow-- I cannot wait to try other offerings from these guys!
BVery (7233) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bavarian Lodge. Clear very rich reddish orange pour with a soapy head. Good looking beer. Syrupy resin aroma with a hint of citrus. Slightly bitter on the finish. Good.
Thechasm442 (361) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber served in a tulip glass. I know the abv is listed at 7.7 but my bottle says 8.0. Interesting, maybe it changed. Anyway, on to it. The beer pours a fairly clear burnt amber orange with a thin white head that leaves little lacing. Aroma is dank pine, caramel, bread, and some tropical fruits. Taste is pine resin right up front. There are also citrus and tropical fruit flavors, as well as caramel. It lingers on your palate a bit and the alcohol is well hidden. Not a bad beer, just kind of underwhelming.
AirForceHops (3771) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle, purchased at Binny’s Lincoln Park. Mostly clear Amber color with fizzy head. Aroma is light citrus, with abundant amount of pine needles and resin
Flavor is light mango and peach upfront, caramel sweetness through the center with a big strong lingering pine in the finish. Brewers decrepit io in the label is exactly what is delivered here.
Christpuncher (1560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very malty, piney and hoppy start. strong hopps and bitterness in the finish. smells super malty and piney. i do not taste any citrus in this one. pours orange in color with a thich tan head. had at home out of a bomber.
jonnyguns (1093) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from West Lakeview liquor. Pours a deep golden orange. Nose has citrus and not much else. Taste Is a bit cluttered and bitter. Not much going on. Pretty average.
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AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from ck1, thanks bro!. Shared by all. Nicely balanced to the hoppy side. SO’s best?
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Sarah! Pours a near clear amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of pine and resin with a good amount of sweet grains and a hint of caramel. Flavor is similar with resin up front and sweet grains backing as well as a touch of light fruit.
jh773 (193) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-orange, two-finger head. Smell is tropical fruit, candied apple, pine. Strong biscuity flavor that’s quickly overtaken by tangy citrus and pine resin. Dry, bitter finish. Very drinkable.
ccex (995) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ox bottle pours a clear orange amber with small soapy off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is all citrus, but not strong. Taste is only slightly bitter with lots of caramel sweetness in the middle before a mildly bitter, almost dank finish. Body is medium with very little carbonation and a soapy mouthfeel. This Swedish-American wanted to be ravaged by this one, but I found it underwhelming, not imperial, and not much better than the average IPA
BeardedMeat (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bomber. Smooth for an IPA, very slight bitterness but nothing substantial. Smooth flavor.
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