b33r (718) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange in color with medium white head and some lacing. Really strong all around, aroma and flavor. Hops it is. Good overall, but nothing spectacular.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a nice clear copper color with a thin off-white head. Floral/citrus hop aroma with a bit of spice. Smooth palate. A taste gives a moderately strong grapefruit hop kick and a raft of rich malt carries the hoppiness to the finish, where a hint of hop lingers. Great because it’s a bit more subtle and not overly aggressive.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. Pours clear, orange colored with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy but very balanced. Malt background very noticeable. Flowery, hoppy, sweet taste. Pretty good but does not really stand out compared to the other great beers in this category. Enjoyable and nice though not exceptional.
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Blue Tusk, Syracuse. Quite good. Hop bomb in the aroma with all sorts of citrus: fresh orange, orange marmalade, grapefruit and a slight floral component. Taste retains this complex hop note but adds in a very pervasive malty, sweet character in caramel and boiled tea. Musty, nearly, and very complex. For 11% the alcohol content here is incredibly well masked.
JK (4969) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A first rate IPA. The flavor has tea and hops, some citrus, and balanced by sweet malt. The aroma is all hops, and from these are light pine and grapefruit. The high abv is well hidden.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to JB175 and Bmartin08. Reddish, dark amber color. Smell of grapefruit, caramel, flowers, pine, grass, malt, hops,pine, orange peal and spice. Taste of hops, grapefruit, oranges, apricots, malt, sugar, spice citrus zest/peal, flower and a nice hop bitterness. Very nice!
jason (1732) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange body with nice head. Aroma is hoppy, candy like, slight malt. Flavor is an hop assault on your tongue. Sweet malt undertones. Very hoppy beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet flor hop nose with faint malt on this golden colored beer. Faint white head. Sweet citrus hops with faint caramel malt and some intriguing green tea flavors.
Ibrew2or3 (7478) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased at Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI, poured out crystal clear gold to copper with lasting off white head. A fairly pungent aroma is emitted from the full glass with sweet sticky malts and a combo of pine and grapefruit hops. The taste starts with both syrupy sticky caramelized malts and lots of pine hop bitterness. It makes for a very nice balance and is spot on for the style. The malt sweetness embraces the whole tasting experience while the pungent hops go from pine to some grapefruit bitterness and then to more pine. Excellent.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Relatively pale copper color with an ample off-white head. Decent lacing. The aroma was a nice blend of caramel and malt along with plenty of floral and citrus hops. Very well balanced aroma. The flavor was much more sweet maltiness than I expected. Still had nice floral and citrusy hops, but certainly isn’t an enamel puller. Crisp, clean finish. Nice.