stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes only. Bottle. Malty, Rye, but very light. Some bitterness/citrus in the finish. A bit on the watery end for this style, but still good.
MaBeer1972 (1640) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Chase Street Market in Plymouth, NH. Rated from the bottom of the bottle. Pours out a murky golden amber. Low carbonation. Honey-spice aromas and flavors. First glass was overly sweet. Second glass is a bit better, more balance. Yeasty finish. This does nothing for me.
mcox90 (1816) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a thick looking amber/gold with a 1/2" off white head. Small amount of lace. Malty, herbal aroma with a touch of rye. More hints of rye in the flavor as well as some light floral hop bitterness. Palate is towards the heavy side with low carbonation. Overall, I thought this was a very nice brew and will look for it again.
johnnnniee (3399) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 So as I sit here and finish my glass I am reluctant to leave this review as is. In all honestly there is really nothing wrong with this beer, it’s just not what I was expecting. Sweet and English inspired I guess in that context it’s an all right brew.
Pours a slightly hazy deep golden copper color with a good sized white head that is full of glass covering stickage. The aroma is not at all what I was expecting. There’s a candy like sweetness along side a spicy tartness and a fair dose of ethanol. Pale ale is in the title I was hoping for some hop aroma. Based on the flavor I’m guessing the inspiration was English. Malty sweet fruity and sugary flavor, with a hint of earthy hops, spicy rye and again some alcohol. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Too sweet, too little rye, too little hop presence, too much alcohol. This beer is a mess.
AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $7.50 for a 22 oz. bottle @ Bert’s. Used a lager glass. Deeper Amber color brown highlights. Good retention. Nose is caramel malt and light grain. Mild bitterness through-out the sip. Rye is an accent to the beer rather than being a main player. The malt, hops and rye play well together. I was hoping for an IPA when I bought this… not what I was expecting. No flaws. For the APA style it’s on the lighter side of medium body and noticeable grain. Texture has a tingle on the tongue from Co2 and the lightly spicy Rye. Very mild bitterness with a short finish.
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 22oz bottle–pours gold with a tight offwhite head. Aroma is orange, rye/medium malt. Taste is sweet orange/apple, rye/medium malt. Minimal carbonation. Was looing forward to this. Unfortunately a 2nd disappointment from them. 2.4 ********** 120216-rerate-hazy amber/gold with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet pine/orange. Taste is rye/medium malt up front, sweet pine/orange hops, followed by a sweet finish. 3.7
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving no lace. Cloudy amber/brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light hoppy nose, flavor is grainy with some hoppy bitterness, dry finish. $7.95 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber: Pours a hazy dark orange with a large fluffy white head, nose has grains and caramel, starts and ends lightly bitter, medium bodied with sharp carbonation.
puboflyons (2871) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 22 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a hazy, reddish-amber with a smallish head and limited lacing. Some may think "Rye PA" equals IPA but there is little in the way of hops in the aroma. On the nose there is a lot of grain and sweet caramel malts. The body is about medium and creamy. The taste is full of grainy rye-like grass and an interesting dry hop bite at the end. Refreshing in its own way.