TheGB (428) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber with a thin 1/4" head. Light aroma of floral hops. Medium bodied, with a smooth palate of hops, lychee fruit and some citrus. Well balance, but not all that interesting.
OmegaX (1001) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter. Pour is golden orange with a fluffy white head. Nose is like orange cream soda and a sweet vanilla and caramel. Very floral and aromatic citrus hops. Nice. Taste is similar with a nice bitter finish. Very smooth vanilla undertones bring out and accent the citrusy hops. Good stuff yet again from Southern Tier.
Niko100 (1512) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice golden color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral/fruit hops, citrus, & spice. Flavor of slight sweet malt, spicy hops, citrus, and some caramel; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, more of a strong pale ale - but very enjoyable.
ESBob (257) - Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange with yellowish hues. Frothy off white head. Aroma is sweet citrus, caramel? with some hop bitterness for good measure. Taste is sweet, bready, slight vanilla and citrus notes. Mouthy on the tongue. Good extra IPA!!!
mansquito (2569) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole Foods, P St, DC bomber ($7): Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is rather malty, and pretty hoppy; much like an IIPA for the most part. Taste is a little bit sweet. The hops are somewhat bitter, but leave surprisingly little aftertaste. Some astringency. There is another taste there that I can’t quite place. Pretty good, but nothing excessively innovative or unique.
abemorsten (1975) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 650 ml bottle at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Clear, deep golden with a creamy, light brown head. Fruity, malty, hoppy, floral nose. Sweet, bitter flavors with notes of hops, malts, alcohol, spruce and pine. Full body. Smooth and light syrupy. Light alco warmth. Dry tongue.
cfrancis (1806) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy light golden yellow with a thin frothy white top. Aroma is a pleasant pine hops and sweet malts. Taste is a great balance of sweet malt backbone and piney, slightly resinous hops. Nice beer.
savnac (2126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy amber/orange with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, fresh sweet citrus, bread dough and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt mixed with a firm hop bitterness that keeps the beer somewhat balanced, light alcohol warmth. Medium body with mild carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. Nice beer, lots of sweet malt and fresh hops, seems like an IIPA.
TheEpeeist (2864) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Misty olive yellow with a big bubbled white head. Nose is butterscotch pudding and faint spruce. Creamy medium body with an oily buzz. Taste is orange marmalade and melon; dry and pithy, then pine.
Jethro6191 (337) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a thin bubbly head. Dank musty aroma and flavor. Citrus and grassy notes with a bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel.