crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murkish pour. Smell is sweet caramel candy, dank, and a bit pof herbal. Flavor is nice, it has torpical fruits, herbs, dankiness, sticky malts, hint of specialty malt.
BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle and served in my Bare Hands IPA snifter: Hazy golden hue with fading frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma and taste have a dank, oniony, catty and resiny overtones along with some pink grapefruit and blood orange. The grains seem to be 2-row and perhaps a touch of Munich. A bit of minerally and metallic notes as well. The mouth feel is aggressive and brash but has a band-aidy finish along with copper penny note. It is Solid enough but yet unremarkable in any way.
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 Draft pour on tap at Beer Under Glass 2013 (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice orange amber hue, good haze, good darker orange glow atop with a frothy tannish head atop, dies to a ring and laces ok. Aromas are citrusy, grapefruit meets lemons, some tropical fruit sweetness. Bready and pale malts, a touch of sweetness. Gentle florals grow, firm hop presence. Initial is fuzzy, medium bodied with good bitter rind, soap, and grapefruit. Touches of florals, grass. Good grapefruit, lemon, and firm bitterness into the backend and finish. Grapefruit, florals, and firm rind. Touches of sweetness. More bitter earthy florals finish this up. Good touches of tropical fruit, bready malts, and soap. Overall, some good fruity elements preach well in this one, a tasty and flavorful hop profile with good frui presencet, fresh with a lot of oranges. Tasty stuff.
drfabulous (3982) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce from Binny’s River North. Malty and sticky on tongue. Galaxy, I get. Ambush of Simcoe, I don’t get. Some citrus. Decent, but doesn’t stand out.
HonkeyBra (3370) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep orange color with a thick, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Strong orange peel and grapefruit notes. Flavor is rich and bitter, strong citrus and resin hop notes, touches of spruce and pine. Nice, full bodied, coating carbonation. Finishes long and bitter. This is a nice ipa.
kaser (2689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz bottle from lakeview Liquors. Orange pour with sticky white head. Nice citrus orange aroma. Bitter and hoppy finish. Very floral and fruit flavor. Love it
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at Jerry’s. Murky orange-amber with modest, creamy, off-white head, light legs / Bright, malty nose of pine, caramel, orange, grapefruit, weed / Full body, chewy, sweet, malty & fruity, big hop bite, bitter finish / Muddy flavors of pine, caramel, orange, grapefruit / Run of the mill, with a body more appropriate for a double ipa.
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, courtesy of Archer Liquors, Chicago........pours a hazy burnt orange color with a nice white loose head. Nose is citrus with even pine and resin. Taste is citrus with a predominance of grapefruit, bitter but some sweetness in the background. Finish is bitter sweet and ends on same delicious flavored tasting notes. Love Spiteful ! Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1390) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrusy fruits. Taste is bitter up front, of hops, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, and pine with a strong, heavy bitter, dry finish. Delicious IPA
AWISLguy (1289) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bottles and Cans. Batch #47. Pours an unclear pale orange with a white head leaving a lot of nice lacing. Aroma is total simcoe - sweet and citrusy - with a nice caramel backbone. Taste has bitter citrus, orange rinds and grapefruit, heavy resin and caramel. Medium bodied and sticky, and quite dry. Progressively more bitter through the glass. Finishes nicely in combination between bitter and sweet, leaning bitter. A nice effort!